Edwin Terry Evans, 68, of Crystal Springs, died Monday, January 18, 2016 after a brief illness.
Visitation will be 5pm-7pm Wednesday and 10am-11am Thursday at Stringer Family Funeral Home in Crystal Springs. Services will be 11am Thursday at Stringer Family Chapel with burial at Poplar Springs Cemetery. Stringer Family Funeral Home in Crystal Springs is handling arrangements.
Mr. Evans was born on April 13, 1947 to Mary Jane Palmer Evans and Clarence Evans.
He was predeceased by his parents and one brother, Bob Evans.
Terry and Bob were the third generation to live in the Palmer Family homestead which was built by their grandfather, Charlie Palmer.
He graduated from Delta State University with a music degree and taught school several years before beginning a long career with Sanderson Farms.
He loved all things beautiful – music, flowers and Mississippi. Many happy Sunday afternoons were spent doing a “ride around” with his parents and Granny Palmer enjoyng the beautiful countryside.
In his retirement years, he worked for Ramey’s Marketplace making many wonderful friends in the Monticello area.
Terry was a life-long member of Pilgrim’s Rest Baptist Church where he served as choir member, director and Deacon.
Terry will be remembered among his legion of friends for his kindness, particularly to the children at Pilgrim’s Rest and Rameys, many of whom called him Paw-Paw. Church and town folk will remember the Easter eggs and pumpkins that lined the roadway to his house each Spring and Fall, as well as the Christmas lights and decorations on the lane from the top of the hill to the circle drive.
He is survived by his sister-in-law Sara Barnes, niece Kathy Evans, nephew Mark Evans and wife Dara, great niece and nephews Jordan, Mark Mason and Callen, adopted son Eddie Browning, as well as “The Girls”, his Texas cousins Paula Nelson, Susan Epstein, and Fran Harris and their husbands John Nelson, Sam Epstein and Charlie Harris.
If desired, in lieu of flowers, friends may make donations to Poplar Springs Cemetery or Pilgrim’s Rest Baptist Church.