Claudie Ray "Buddy" Evins
Mr Evins was born May 28, 1940 to parents Ray and Mae Evins. Mr. Evins grew up in Mena, Arkansas where he attended school until he joined the United States Navy in 1960. Mr. Evins served for six years on board the USS Lexington air craft carrier during the Vietnam War. He enjoyed playing his guitar while attending the Mena Church of God and the Church of God in Texas. He loved playing Bluegrass Gospel on the Mena local radio station and at local churches. Above all he loved God and his family dearly. Mr. Evins worked as a truck driver for thirty years until he retired in 1986 due to health problems.
Mr. Evins is survived by his wife: Ellen Evins
Daughters Lesley and husband Darren Williams, Sheila and husband Richard Lake, Kathy and husband Kenny, and Debbie Mills
Brother: Gene Evins and wife Liz
Nieces: Ginger Dilbeck, Timbra Williams, and Schana Wesley
Numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Mr. Evins is preceded in death by parents Ray and Mae Evins, sisters Ruby Dagenhart and Wanda Lance, son Raymond Evins, and daughter Rebecca Sue Mills.
Pallbearers are Benjamin Williams and Nathan Williams.
Graveside service will be Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Gann Cemetery in Mena, Arkansas with Brother Dale Williams officiating. Arrangements were made under the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.