Funeral services for Emmett "Tiny" Evan, Jr., 80, of Sealy were held at 10 a.m., Saturday August 20 from Knesek Bros. Funeral Chapel in Sealy with the Rev. John Tyler officiating. Interment was in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Smithville. Serving as pallbearers were J.T. "Jimmy" Crysup, John W. Yancey, Kenneth Scoggins, Adam Turnipseed, Reuben O. Maas and James B. Hoffman. Born on Dec. 9, 1924 to Emmett and Ilah Evans in Smithville, he was a 1942 graduate of John H. Reagan HS in Houston. He married his sweetheart Joyce Petty the following year. Like his father, Tiny worked many years on the MKT Railroad. In 1960 he began employment with the Spring Valley Police Dpt where he became Police Chief in 1964. In 1968 tiny became Assistant Director of Public Works for the City of Houston. Following his retirement from the City of Houston in 1985 he and Joyce enjoyed traveling and the great outdoors. Tiny joined his Lord on August 18 after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Joyce; son and daughter-in-law, Tommy and Francine; daughter and son-in-law, Joanie and York Duncan; grandchildren Randy and Stacy Herron, Carey Evans, Garner and Amanda Duncan, Garrett and Grant Duncan, Matt and Gregg Harris; great grandchildren Connor and Keira Herron; many friends and Masonic Brothers and pets Lilly, Jake and Jack. Preceded in death by his parents, Emmett and Ilah Evans and brother, George C. Evans. As an active Master Mason, Past Master, Scottish Rite Mason and York Rite, Tiny was honored with many prestigious awards. He was also an active member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Tiny loved his family more than anything. He loved the outdoors, target shooting, camp fires, story telling, Masonry and his grand children. Arrangements were by Knesek Bros. Funeral Chapel.
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