Harry "Chimp" Evans of Mason passed away on Friday May 21, 2010, in the River Hill Nursing and Rehab Center in Kerrville, TX at the age of 87.
Harry was born on March 27, 1923, to Hugh Evans and Julia Kirkpatrick Evans in Katemcy, Texas, one of eight children. Harry joined the Navy and served his country honorably. Harry was a self employed painter. His hobbies he would say were working, fishing, and gardening. Harry was a jack of all trades and master of them, too.
Harry "Chimp" Evans is survived by his wife Glenda Evans of Mason; sons David Evans Sr. and his wife Evelyn of Brady, Louis Evans and his wife Tammy of Spring TX; daughter Carolyn Ann Moneyhon of Mason; stepsons Butch Bracy of Brady, Don Neal of Brady, Slade Poe and wife Cindy of Brady; stepdaughter Camee Blackburn and her husband Willis of Llano; brother W.G. "Cotton" Evans of Camp Air; sisters, Mary Ellen Davis of Llano and Beth Chew and husband Tom of Mason; 17 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Harry was preceded in death by his first wife of 49 years, Nadine Evans; sisters Doris Beasley, Mildred Zirax, Mozelle Bracy, and brother Bill Evans.
Funeral services for Mr. Evans were Sunday May 23, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. in the Mason Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Charles Partin officiating. Interment followed in Bethel Cemetery in Camp Air.
Visitation with the family was from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 22, 2010, in Mason Funeral Home.
Grandsons, Chris Evans, John Evans, Brandon Moneyhon, Rusty Williams, Scott Evans, Derek Evans, and David Evans Jr. served as pallbearers. Charlie Grosse, Chuck Bearden, Steve Andrews, and Willie Carter served as honorary pallbearers.
Condolences may be sent to the family on-line at masonfuneralhome.net.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Mason Funeral Home.