Wade Evans Jr.

Wade Evans Jr.
August 29, 1925 – September 30, 2000
Photo added by Tonya Donaldson


Wade Butler Evans Jr was born August 29, 1925 in Blaney, South Carolina, son of Wade Butler Evans and Margarita Lewis Evans.


On December 22, 1935, Wade Evans was listed in the newspaper article “Birthday Party Given at Blaney.”

1940 Census Information:

According to the US Census Reported on May 12, 140, Wade Butler Evans (61), owned a house in Blaney, Kershaw County, South Carolina, with whom he shared with his wife, Margarita Lewis Evans (38) and their son, Wade Butler Evans, Jr. (14). It was reported the family members were all born in South Carolina, except for Margarita who was born in Georgia. Wade Butler Evans was unable to work, while Margarita Lewis Evans was a saleswoman for a retail store Wade Butler Evans, Jr was a student.


SAVANNAH – Services for Wade Butler Evans Jr., 75, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 3, 2000 at Bull Street Baptist Church with burial in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Visitation will be 6-8 this evening at Fox and Weeks Directors Hodgson Chapel.

Mr. Evans died Saturday, September 30, 2000  at Memorial Health University Medical Center. Born in Blaney, lived in Savannah since 1957. He received a degree in electrical engineering from the University of South Carolina. He retired from Savannah Electric and Power Co. as vice president of marketing. He was a member of Bull Street Baptist Church, a Navy veteran having served in World War II.

He was a past president of the Board of Directors of Savannah Christian Preparatory School. He had served as president of Savannah Exchange Club and was Exchangite of the Year in 1983. He was a past president of Savannah Exchange Club Fair Association and Victor B. Jenkins Boys’ Club. He served on the Board of Directors for the Victor B. Jenkins Boys’ Club and Savannah Exchange Club Fair Association.

He was a 32nd degree Mason with the Landrum Lodge No. 48, F&AM, and a member and deacon of Bull Street Baptist Church. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a golfer at Black Creek Golf Club.

Surviving are his wife, Rita H. Evans of Savannah; daughters and son-in-law, Jeannine and Les Taylor, Cathy Evans; grandchildren, Christian, Matthew, Charles, Angela Taylor, Christi Wren; uncle, Howard Lewis.

 Tombstone Information:

Located in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens
Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA
Added by Anna Walker

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