LITTLETON — Mr. James “Jimmy” “J.J.” Edward Evans Jr., age 64, of Aurelian Springs Road, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, May 30, at Rose and Graham Funeral Home in Benson. Officiating will be Mr. Barry Evans, Mr. Scott Barefoot and Mr. Lee West. Burial will follow at Roselawn Cemetery in Benson.
Mr. Evans was born in Halifax County on July, 15, 1957, to James Edward Evans Sr. and Emma Sewell Evans. He was preceded in death by his father. Mr. Evans worked in pulp mill management at WestRock for over 38 years and was the assistant softball coach at Roanoke Rapids High School for 17 years. He was active president of Seaboard Hunt Club in Seaboard, North Carolina. He was an avid sportsman that enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a loving husband, son, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.
Survivors include his wife, Sue Moore Evans; mother, Emma Sewell Evans; daughters, Kristy Evans Griffin and husband Cory and Valerie Turnage and husband Steven; sons, Michael James Evans and Scott Barefoot and wife Traci; grandchildren, Bland Turnage, Graci Barefoot, Wilton Barefoot and Carson Griffin; brother, Barry Evans and wife Kelly; niece, Elizabeth Evans Ceaser; and nephew, Matthew Evans.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 28, at 739 Virginia St., Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 and from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 29, at Rose and Graham Funeral Home in Benson.
Flowers are welcome.
Arrangement by Rose and Graham Funeral Home in Benson.