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Bellville Times
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
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
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.
Posted by Joy Neely


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