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Funeral Services for Calvin Evins, 81, of Gainesville are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 26, 2016 at Meador Funeral Home in Gainesville, Texas. Brother Robert Carlock and Johnny Shaw will officiate the funeral services.
Burial will be in the New Hope Cemetery.
Family visitation will be 1 hour before the scheduled service.
Calvin passed away at his home on May 24, 2016.
He was born August 26, 1934 in Potter, Arkansas to Oscar and Trucilla Evins.
Calvin came to Gainesville in 1954 and married Geraldean Alexander March 26, 1956. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this year. He was a member of Bible Baptist Church of Gainesville for many years. He was a self employed oilfield pumper for over 35 years and retired in 1999. His favorite activity was traveling in campers and motor homes to meet his family and friends. It never really mattered where as long as he was on the road. He loved to visit with people; he was a friendly, outgoing person. One campground owner wanted to hire him as his Ambassador, and he would have loved it.
Calvin is survived by his wife, Geraldean Evins; sons and daughter-in-laws, Dwayne and Shelly Evins, Craig and Serena Evins and son, Tommy Evins all of Gainesville, Texas; grandchildren, Brandon Evins and wife, Angela of Fort Worth, Amber Hartman and husband, Kirk of Muenster, Kendall Plemons and husband, Wesley of Yuma, Arizona and Kyle Evins of Gainesville; great-grandchildren, James Evins of Fort Worth, Kaylee Evins of Fort Worth and Keely Plemons of Yuma, Arizona; sister and brother-in-law, Wanda and Jerry Foster of Mena, Arkansas; brother and sister-in-law, Carroll and Gloria Evins of Memphis, Tennessee; sister-in-law, Mary Evins of Austin and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death are his parents; brother, Chester Evins and sisters, Lucille Chambers, Phyllis Carroll and Dorothy Penick.
Pallbearers are as follows, Leslie Alexander, Michael Alexander, Keith Alexander, Josh Brinkley, Jason Brinkley and Lance Sledge.
In lieu of flowers, the family asked that you please donate to Hospice Plus, 116 South Wood Street, Sherman, Texas 75092.
To sign the online registry, go to www.meadorfuneralhomes.com.
Published on May 25, 2016
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