Earl Leroy Evans, 93, of Warsaw, IN passed away at 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at Miller’s Merry Manor in Warsaw. He was born on November 23, 1924 in Warsaw to Roy and Lizzie (Foreman) Evans.
He was a lifetime area resident and attended Claypool schools. He served in the Navy during World War II (1944-1946) and after his honorable discharge he was a dealer in livestock (his dream job) until 1966. On August 31, 1946 he married Betty J. Galbreath who preceded him on November 8, 2000. He worked as a construction worker until his retirement in 1986. He received an honorary high school diploma from Warsaw Community Schools in November 2001 and was recognized as the Kosciusko County veteran of the month on October 3, 2017. He loved playing cards with his family and anything to do with livestock and farming. In his last few years he enjoyed riding in the car just looking over the landscape.
He was a member of the Indiana Laborers and the Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church in Warsaw.
He is survived by his four children; Michael (Carole) Evans, Chattanooga, TN, Rebecca Huff, Gregory (Lana O’Connell) Evans, and ReNae Feldman, Warsaw. Grandchildren; Randa (Rick) Pearl, Warsaw, Timothy (Angela) Evans, Sarah (Matt) Henson, Lisa (Mark) Lawson, Chattanooga, TN, Jillian Zwick, Fort Wayne, and Kevin Feldman, Lochbuie, CO. He had 13 great-grandchildren. Brother; Ralph Evans, sisters; Thelma Boyer, Lillian Lozier, Warsaw and Mary Beth (John) Camden, Pierceton.
Besides his wife Betty, he is preceded in death by a grandson Ryan Huff, brothers; Charles and Russell, sisters; Mae Beigh, Ruby Drane, and Julia Morts.
A private military graveside service will take place at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Pierceton. Preferred memorials may be given to the Harbor Light Hospice, 1820 E Day Rd, Mishawaka, IN 46545. Cremation Services of Kosciusko County, 4356 N. St. Rd. 15, Warsaw, IN is in charge of arrangements.