Charles (Chuck) Martin Evans, Sr., went peacefully to be with his Lord and Savior at 5:15am this morning (May 25, 2013) after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. It is fitting that a 20 year career Navy Veteran (a Chief Hospital Corpsman who spent tours in Korea with a Marine Raider Regiment and then 16 years on Submarines earning his Dolphins and even becoming Chief of the Boat) would pass away on Memorial Day Weekend. He will be missed but is in a much better place.
Charles was born February 19, 1930 to the late F.C. Evans and Ella Mae Rielly Evans. Following his career in the Navy, he worked for NASA, State of NC and retired from Progress Energy. Charles was a member of the Knights of Columbus for over 57 years and was a 42 year member of Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, where he served as usher. He was an Eagle Scout and Scout Master; Little League and Jr. National Rifle Association Coach; Cary Band Booster; great fisherman, father, grandfather and great grandfather who had a heart for helping people.
Charles was preceded in death by his daughter, Rita Marie Evans; sisters, Martha Marts; and Doris Veselsky; daughter-in-law, Cindy Evans; and great granddaughter, Katilyn.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Rita B. Evans; sons, Martin G. Evans (Colleen) of Cary; Charles M. Evans Jr. (Susan) of Apex; Kevin J. Evans of Cary; Justin A. Evans of Cary; Hollace Evans of Raleigh; Michael E. Evans of Louisburg; and daughter, Bridget E. Kennedy (Wayne) of Louisburg; daughter-in-law, Lisa Evans of Asheville; 15 grandchildren, Siobhan (Jeff); Jacquelyn; Marisa; Sydney; Hannah; Charles; Eliza; Lauren (Matt); Micky; Rita (Chad); Chris; D.J.; Johathan; Stephanie (Stanley); and Brandon; and 6 great grandchildren, Jade; Lindsay; Samantha; Ayden; Tyler; and Gabriel.
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A Funeral Mass will be held 10 am Thursday, May 30, 2013 at Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 804 High House Road, Cary, NC 27513 with full military honors and burial at sea to follow at a later date. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the church and reception at the family home.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital; Knights of Columbus for Operation Lamb; or Hospice of Wake County.
Condolences may be sent to www.BrownWynneCary.com