He was 87.
Mr. Evans was the son of the late Hubert R. and Geneva Clary Evans. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Arnold Evans.
A U.S. Army Korean War veteran, he was a retired brick layer, a Lifetime Member of the Disabled American Veterans and a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
Mr. Evans is survived by his wife, Nancy Jones Evans of the home; sons, Howard E. Evans Jr. and his wife Jackie of Sanford, and Bryan Evans of Roanoke Rapids; three Grandchildren and five Great Grandchildren
Funeral Services will be held 2 p.m., Thursday, April 20, 2017, at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Randy Martin officiating.
Burial will follow at Cedarwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
Wrenn, Clarke & Hagan Funeral and Cremation Service is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be left at www.wrennclarkehagan.com