- November 29, 2012
- Jupiter, Florida
of Grant's Passing
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“This is the poem I wrote after granddaddy passed away that expresses in part the influence he had on my life. My husband, Cliff Boyd read it aloud...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Shawna Boyd - Orlando, FL
“On daddy's last birthday (87th) one month before he died
I didn't get to come down... but I wrote this at that time.
I didn't send it as it felt...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Michelle Evans - Mentone,, AL
“Daddy, I miss you. I loved you so much and have often lately wondered how I will ever live without your kind and gentle hugs, your wise words, and...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Robin L. Evans - Ocala, FL
““Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Richard Piroli and Betty Piroli - FL
So what drives a man to be like this?
A man who always put his family before himself - sometimes working two
jobs in...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Steve Evans - Florida, FL - Son
“Grant possessed an inner strength that few people had. Words he spoke had wisdom and power.He loved telling and listening to stories about anything,...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: David Piroli - Royal Palm Beach, FL
“I want to tell you about a man, my grandfather (Grant Evans) who helped make me who I am today. His compassion and love for his entire family...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Jessica McElroy - Addison, TX
“I became good friends with his grand-daughter Jen when I was in middle school and every since then any time I saw Grant he made me feel like I was...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: jennifer cogert - Orlando, FL
“Having lost my own father at the age of nine, my adopted Dad, Grant Evans, came into my life and filled that void. He was warm and loving and I...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Susan L. Evans - Deerfield Beach, FL
“This was what I read at the memorial service:
"What My Granddaddy Means to Me"
When I think of the word legacy and what it means to leave...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Courtney Bass - Ocala, FL
“There will not be a day that goes by that I thank God for you in my life Grandad. You filled my life with so much joy. I'm going to miss your huge...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Jessica McElroy - Addison, TX
“We will all miss this loving man, his warm welcomes, his quick wit that had us all laughing, his smile, so beautiful and real shining from his heart...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Angel - Royal Palm Beach, FL
“i know you will be missed by so many. you gave sue much happiness. my prayers are with you and your family.
13 of 15 | Posted by: suzette piroli newsome - FL
“It was the Friday after Thanksgiving, 1986, and I had bravely walked into this singles dance all alone. I really didn't know how to ballroom dance,...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Susan Evans - Jupiter, FL - wife
“I always looked forward to seeing Mr.Grant and Miss Sue at Planet Fitness several times a week. He was truly a gentleman in every sense of the word...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Sharon Darcy - palm beach gardens, FL
Age 87, of Jupiter, FL, Grant Evans passed away on Thursday, November 29, 2012 surrounded by his loving family.
Grant Evans was born on October 21, 1925 in Etowah, TN to Newton and Sadie Evans. Two weeks later, they returned to Jacksonville, FL where he spent the majority of his youth. He was second born of five children. He was preceded in death by his brother, Joe, and sisters, Sadie and Ann. He is survived by his sister, Marjorie.
At the youthful age of 17, he joined the Navy where he served his term during World War II. He received several honors, including Victory Medal, American Theatre, Asiatic-Pacific, and Navy Expert Pistol Shot. He stood number two out of his class of 241 men in his Aircrewmen Gunners Course. Following his Honorable Discharge, he attended Johnson Bible College for one year.While working his way through college as a logger, he then graduated from Northwest Christian College with a degree in Theology. Just before he graduated, he wrote a letter to Pratt & Whitney Aircraft telling them how much he admired the engines in the planes he flew in the war. They responded by offering him a job in West Palm Beach, FL where he stayed for 33 years until he retired in 1990.
He raised and is survived by four children, Michelle, Steven, Angela and Robin. He is survived by his wife, Sue of nearly 25 years, with whom he also helped raise two children, David and Christopher, as well as two grandchildren, David and Andrew.
Grant is also blessed with and survived by 16 grandchildren: April, Matthew, Shawna, Jennifer, Courtney, Jessica, Nicholas, David, Andrew, Paul, Zachery, Cally Jo, Ethan, Cami, Darren, and Cara. Logan is his only great-grandchild so far.
Besides his love for his family, Grant also enjoyed camping, swimming, wind-surfing, fishing, archery and working with wood. His family is especially proud of his swimming medals and trophies. He was a top swimmer in the state of FL for the age 50-60 group.
His memorial service will be held at Taylor and Modeen Funeral Home on Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 11:00 am. If you prefer, in lieu of flowers, you may send donations to St. Jude's Children's Hospital (www.stjude.org). For family members, there will be a Naval Memorial Service at the South FL National Cemetery on Friday.
He was a devout Christian and planted the seed of faith in all his family and to anyone who would listen. He was deeply loved and will be greatly missed by all those who knew him.