February 1, 2022, 80, Kenansville –
Mr. Keith Evans, 80, of near Kenansville, passed away Tuesday afternoon, February 1, 2022 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.
Mr. Evans was a native of Pine Level and was son of the late Nathaniel and Mildred Price Evans. He had been a member of Gideons International and was a member of Calypso Presbyterian Church. In years past, he had been a Sunday school teacher for teenagers and young adults and had been a youth leader, as well as an elder and deacon. He had been a volunteer with Meals on Wheels. For more than 39 he was employed with Progress Energy before his retirement. He was the founding member of E and E Farms in 1996 and also of Duplin Sod Farms in 1997.
Surviving family members include his wife of 57 years, Linda Snead Evans, of the home; two sons, Phillip Keith Evans, Jr. of Kenansville, and Barry Stephen Evans and wife, Amy Lewis Evans, of Kenansville; grandchildren, Jonathan Lewis and wife, Kelsey, of Rosewood, and Matthew Evans of Kenansville; great-grandchildren, Ella, Noah, Luca, and Jonah Lewis; two brothers, Jerry Evans and wife, Brenda, of Fuquay Varina, and Doyle Evans and wife, LaVisa, of Beaufort; a sister, Laurie Perry and husband, the Rev. Mack Perry, of Pine Level; and several nieces and nephews.
The Evans family will have visitation at Tyndall Funeral Home in Mount Olive on Saturday, February 5, beginning at 9:30 a.m. with funeral services to follow at 10:30 a.m. in the chapel. Services will be conducted by the Rev. Nick Nielsen and the Rev. Mack Perry; A committal service will be at 2:30 p.m. at Bizzell’s Grove Memorial Gardens at Princeton. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts to Calypso Presbyterian Church, PO Box 321, Calypso, NC 28325, will be appreciated.
Because of COVID, the family appreciates those in attendance wearing facial coverings, observing distancing when gathering, and making use of hand sanitizer. While they welcome all to pay their respects to their loved ones, they completely understand that if friends and family are fearful of being in a crowded situation, remaining at home may be the best alternative.