Raymond Lee Evans son of the late Icey Mae Woolf Evans and Jesse Evans was born in Washington County, Missouri, on July 30, 1946. He departed this life at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, on September 30, 2022, at the age of 76.
Raymond was a Vietnam Veteran of the United States Marine Corp., he was a dog handler while serving his country, and a very proud Marine. He was a member of the VFW #6660, and the Ellington Eagles Club. Raymond was of the Assembly of God faith. His hobbies included hunting, camping on Blair’s Creek, gigging and riding four wheelers (especially 300 Honda’s). Raymond loved to joke around with children by twisting their ears and asking them “Whose buddy are you?” He loved watching the St. Louis Cardinals, loved spending time outdoors, visiting with family and friends, and listening to country music.
Raymond was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, James Evans and Walter Evans, and infant sister, Oma Lee.
Raymond is survived by his life companion of 50 years, Nancy Chitwood of Centerville, Missouri, one sister, Betty Medley and husband Clifton of Bixby, Missouri, two brothers, Everett Evans and wife Janie of Reynolds, Missouri, and Ronnie Evans of Bucyrus, Missouri. Raymond will also be missed by many nieces, nephews and friends who will mourn his passing.
Visitation: Tuesday, October 4th from 5 PM to 8 PM at McSpadden Funeral Home Funeral Services: Wednesday, October 5th at 11 AM Minister: Pastor Terry Sharpe Pallbearers: Lil Ron Evans, Chris Hollenbeck, Keith Kramer, Eric Evans, Jessie Evans and Lucas Evans.
Arrangements by McSpadden Funeral Home, Ellington, Missouri In lieu of flowers: VFW Post #6660