10/27/33 - 12/14/20

A funeral service celebrating the life of David E Evans, was held at 11:00A.M., Friday, December 18, 2020 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel, 2500 Southside Drive, Shreveport, LA with Pastor Buddy Puryear, Bro Mike Hawkins and Bro Lee Simms officiated. Interment followed at Evergreen Cemetery in Frierson, LA. Visitation with family was Thursday, December 17, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Those attending practiced safe distancing and wore mask. Casual dress.

David was born on October 27, 1933 in Hanna, Louisiana to E. T and Florene Johnson Evans and went to be with his Lord on December 14, 2020. He moved to Frierson in 1948. Graduated from Stonewall High School in 1952. David married his childhood sweetheart, Billie Jean Johniken, on December 24, 1954. He served two years in the U S Army; worked for United Gas, Pennzoil and Atlas, retiring in 1991. It was in 1991, he joined the DeSoto Gideon Camp and became an active member. David was a charter member and active deacon of Kingston Baptist Church in Frierson, LA. He loved playing with his precious great grands on the farm and spreading God’s love to everyone he met.

David was preceded in death by his parents; sister Betty Frey and brother LC Evans. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 66 years, Billie Jean Evans; sister, Earnestine Evans Prudhome; daughters Carolyn Rister (Roger), Donna Reno (Mike); son Ray Evans; grandchildren Jamie Rister (Joy), Michael Rister (Gracie), Amy Cormier (Mitchel), Haylie Evans (fiancé Austin Crooks), Tommy Evans, Madison Evans, Caisee Rogers(Michael), Chris Hall(Kelsey) and Kaycee Hall; 11 greatgrands and 1 more April 2021.

Honoring David as Pallbearers were his grandsons, Michael and Jamie Rister, Tommy Evans, Chris Hall, Mitchel Cormier, longtime friend Ed Parault and Stacy Hall. Honorary Pallbearers were the members of DeSoto Gideon Camp.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The Gideon International PO Box 1409 Mansfield LA 71052; Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home PO Box 4196, Monroe LA 71211 or charity of your choice.

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