BLOOMFIELD - William Norton "Dude" Evans, 84, died at 11 p.m. Jan. 24, 2003, at the John Cochran Veterans Medical Center in St. Louis.
Born March 31, 1918, at Hickman, Ky., to the late William and Nettie Lee Johnston Evans, he had lived in the East Prairie area most of his life, moving to Bloomfield in 1979. A member of the First Christian Church in East Prairie, he was a retired farmer and machinist and was a U.S. Army veteran serving in World War II.
On Oct. 26, 1946, he married Lois Lovella Frix, who survives of Bloomfield.
Also surviving are: two sons, James Curtis Evans of Dallas and William George Evans of Bloomfield; three daughters, Donna Forbey of Bloomfield, Netta Stevens of New Orleans and Treva Doris King of East Prairie; one sister, Leola Poole of Jackson; and 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Two brothers, James P. Thomas and infant Prather Thomas, preceded him in death.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston where services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday. The Rev. Kenneth Biggs, pastor of the First General Baptist Church of Dexter, will officiate.
Burial will follow in the IOOF Cemetery near Charleston with military graveside rites conducted by the Missouri Military Honors Program.
Pallbearers will be: Stephen Mather, Evan Jackson, Dale Jackson, Jeffery Evans, Shannon England and Joey King.