Charles James Evans Sr. of Kingslake, DeBary, Florida, passed away at the Orange City Fish Memorial Advent Hospital on September 26, 2021. Charles was born on August 20, 1945, in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He left there in 1979 and arrived in Florida by way of Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. He was preceded in death by his parents Pearl Davis Evans and William J. Evans, and his brother William B. Evans of Scranton, PA.
He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1965 and then continued in the Navy Reserves until he was discharged in August of 1971. He remained in veteran status as a member of the American Legion in Pennsylvania and Florida. He was a charter member of the AMVETS Post 911 in Port Orange, FL, where he had served as Commander for many years. He was a true patriot. He spent a lifetime career in the food industry. He started as a vendor of Archway Cookies, Entenmanns Bakery, General Foods, and then joined the Food Lion Grocery Chain in 1988, where he was store manager and then advanced to Regional Supervisor for the Deli Bakeries until his retirement in 2010.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Judith DePew Evans. He is also survived by his three sons, Charles J. Evans, Jr and wife Mandy, of Deltona, Randall Evans and wife Jenn of Port Orange, and Michael Evans and wife Erika also of Port Orange. He was blessed to be Grandpa or PaPa to 6 grandchildren, C.J. Meinke, Ashley Evans, Sebastian Evans, and McKayla Evans of Port Orange and Malek Evans and Adam Evans of Deltona. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews in Florida and Pennsylvania.
There will be a graveside service at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery on Monday, October 18, 2021 at 2:30 pm and a Celebration of Life at the Barnett Memorial United Methodist Church in Enterprise, FL at a time yet to be announced. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Barnett Memorial United Methodist Church. Charles lived by the philosophy and motto…….”Let us outdo each other in being Helpful and Kind to one another while doing good in this world.” He fulfilled this philosophy throughout his life.