John T. Evans 63, Woodstream employee, Vietnam vet, self-taught artist

By on August 29, 2012

John T. Evans, 63, of Lititz, died peacefully following a brief illness Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012 at the Lancaster General Hospital.

Born in Hillsboro, Ohio, he was the son of the late John H. and Dorothy M. Savage Evans.

He was the loving husband of Susan N. Snavely Evans and they observed their 38th wedding anniversary this month.

John worked as a machine operator for Woodstream Corporation in Lititz. John was an active and faithful member of the Lancaster Moravian Church where he served as an elder at the church and volunteered on many committees. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. John graduated from Fayetteville High School, and in his early years was a member of St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, both of Fayetteville, Ohio. He enjoyed traveling to Hawaii, Alaska, Canada, North Carolina and many of the states throughout the U.S. John was a self-taught artist creatively working in a variety of media: oils, marker, charcoal and acrylic. He was an avid fisherman, and enjoyed aquariums, target shooting and spending time in the mountains and the beach.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a brother: Raymond W., husband of Julie Evans, of Georgetown, Ohio; a sister: Kathy W. Webster, of Indianapolis, Ind.; three nieces: Catherine wife of Jason Minnerly; Stephanie Snavely; Teresa Evans, wife of John Moore; a nephew: Chad Evans; and two great nieces: Kaylie and Cara Minnerly.

Preceding him in death is a brother: Francis B. Evans.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his memorial service at the Lancaster Moravian Church, 1460 Eden Road, Lancaster, on Aug. 30 at 11 a.m. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family. Friends may visit with the family at the church on Aug. 30 morning from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in John’s memory to: Lancaster Moravian Church, 1460 Eden Road, Lancaster, PA 17601.

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