The funeral for 83 year old William Jackson "Jack" Evins, Jr. of Lebanon will be Wednesday at College Hills Church of Christ. Larry Locke will officiate and burial will be in the Smithville City Cemetery. Evins died Sunday night at University Medical Center in Lebanon after an extended illness. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at College Hills Church of Christ and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m.
Born in DeKalb County, Evins was the son of the late William Jackson "Dub" Evins, Sr. and Johnnie Estelle McCartney Evins Merriman. He was also preceded in death by brothers, Edgar W. "Eddie" Evins and Dan W. Evins.
Evins is survived by his children, Cindy and husband Mark Stephens of Knoxville; Judy and husband Bobby Poss and Betty and husband Ray Donald Webb all of Smithville; Michelle and husband David Nicholson of Nashville; Kathy Milburn; and W.J. "Dub" Evins, III and wife Edie Beth Evins all of Smithville. Grandchildren, Maci and husband Chad O'Conner, Hana Stephens, Christy and husband Mark Hart, Jason and wife Misty Poss, Cindy Ann Dawson, Rachel Taylor, Jackson, Mattison, and Benjamin Nicholson, Kelsey and Marshall Evins, Tracie and husband Greg Baker, Trena and husband Anthony Ferrell, Tara and husband Mike Hale, and Tad and wife Tracy Webb. Seventeen great grandchildren and a sister, Myrtie Ann Doak of Lebanon.
Evins was involved in various activities throughout his lifetime, playing steel guitar with legendary country star Ray Price and the Cherokee Cowboys on the Grand Ole Opry. He helped construct and operate the original Sligo Boat Dock on Center Hill Lake and he became a Deputy U.S. Marshal and later a U.S. Marshal. Evins was also a former Internal Affairs Director for the Davidson County Sheriff's office. Evins was a faithful member of the College Hills Church of Christ, an avid golfer, fisherman, and a huge fan of University of Tennessee Football.
This information provided as a courtesy of DeKalb Funeral Chapel.