Joseph Vincent Evans, age 77, of Jacksonville, Texas passed away Friday, February 16, 2018 at his home in Jacksonville. Visitation is scheduled for Monday, February 19, 2018 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Scott's Funeral Home in Alvin, Texas. Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday, February 20th at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Scott's Funeral Home. Mr. Evans will be laid to rest at Confederate Cemetery in Alvin.
Joe was born May 8, 1940 and was the son of James Byron Evans and Regina Vincent Evans of Alvin, Texas. Joe is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Winnie Elizabeth Blackwell.
Left to cherish his memory is his son, Kelly Evans and wife Sharon of Elkhart, TX; daughter, Susan Jones and husband David of Jacksonville, TX; and Frances Coleman of Jacksonville. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Nicholas Evans and wife Elizabeth of Denton, TX, Ashley Downey of Aleto, TX, Kristal Harris and husband Chris of Cedar Park, TX, Holly Rozelle and husband Jeff of Bullard, TX, Casey Jones of Milwaukee, WI, Austin Evans and wife Janae of Palestine, TX. Brother, James Byron Evans and wife Marilyn of Algoa, TX; sister, Anita King and husband Ronnie of Frisco; brother-in-law, Jamie Blackwell of Alvin. There are 12 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Joe married his high school sweetheart, Frances Rogers in 1957. They lived in Alvin for 21 years. Joe worked as a pipefitter for 22 years and started ranching 1969. He moved to Jacksonville in 1977 and worked for Marsco Engineering as a pipefitter for one year while he continued ranching in East Texas.
In 1978, Joe decided to go into the dairy business and began dairying that same year. Joe was very successful in the 21 years as a dairyman. Articles were written about Joe throughout the years for his innovative ideas in trying new things within the dairy industry. Joe also served on the American Milk Producers Association Committee throughout the years as a Dairymen. In 1993, he was awarded "Outstanding Conservationist" of the year with NRCS in Cherokee County. In 1986, a National Commercial for "Mobil" was also filmed on his dairy.
Joe retired from the dairy industry in 1999. Joe then traveled some and started a Sand & Gravel business in 2000. He retired in 2014.
Joe was a very successful and hardworking man in all aspects. Joe always believed that if something was worth doing, it was to be done right. Joe was well respected and admired for his hard work within the community.
Pallbearers will be Nicholas Evans, Casey Jones, Austin Evans, Jim Evans, Johnny Evans and Ronnie Morris.
Memorials may be made to Heart to Heart Hospice 7925 S. Broadway Ave. Suite 1140, Tyler, Texas 75703.
Published on February 16, 2018