of Mt. Pleasant, AR
May 17, 1931 - March 30, 2021
J.T. James Evans, Sr., 89, of Mt. Pleasant passed away Tuesday, March 30, 2021. He was born on May 17, 1931 in Melbourne, Arkansas to Robert Ewing Evans and Mary Ollie (Shirley) Evans. James was a devote Christian; reading his Bible constantly; he was a life-long member of Barren Fork Cumberland Presbyterian Church where he served as an Elder for many years. James loved his family; he had a witty sense of humor and was a great story teller. He could fix anything; he worked in the Aircraft Industries during his early years; he worked at Batesville Manufacturing; as a Janitor at Mt. Pleasant School; he was also a Carpenter; and was Owner and Operator of the service station in Mt. Pleasant. Among many of talents and hobbies over the years, he enjoyed fishing and loved to feed and watch the birds. Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Lois Evans of the home; two sons, Tip James Evans, Jr. (Sandra) of Mt. Pleasant and Steven Evans (Treva) of Mt. Pleasant; five grandchildren, Michelle Allen, Billy Finnie, Amber Brumley, Megan Cook, and Summer Reynolds; six great-grandchildren, Olivia Allen, Trey Allen, Trevor Finnie, Kyle Stills, Kiara Bishop, and Hayzen Brumley; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Robert Evans; and two sisters, Mary Ann Nicholson and Margie Spalinger.Pallbearers will be the Elders of Barren Fork Cumberland Presbyterian Church.Funeral services will begin at 2:00 pm Friday, April 2, 2021 at Barren Fork Cumberland Presbyterian Church with Alan Meinzer and Frank Wann. Burial will follow at Barren Fork Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville. Visitation will be held starting at 1:00 pm until service starts at the church. Memorials may be made in his honor to Barren Fork Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 782 Barren Fork Rd, Mt Pleasant, AR 72561.At the family's request, you are asked to wear a mask for attendance.
JT was a great guy! He was a friend that I was proud to know! Sorry for your loss!
Lois and family. I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. I pray that God will comfort you during this time of sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Such a sweet, sweet man. I have so many great memories of him with my Dad, JR Davidson. Those early morning breakfasts at the Bluebird. He will be missed.
Tip I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. Praying for your family. He has just moved to a better neighborhood.
Our love and prayers are with the family.
Lois, Tip and Steve. So sorry for your loss. JT was a special man. I, as you, loved him dearly. He was the biggest influence in my life ! I always said, " if you want to know what the right thing to do is... ask uncle JT. " I love you all, and have been praying for you.
What a time in heaven that must be, family circle complete. Love you guys & praying for peace during this season of life. From here in Bakersfield, CA we are so sorry we will not be back in time to attend the service.
Dearest Lois,I know your heart is broken over the loss of your precious Jay. And I know you will miss him. He was so special to everyone who knew him. I’ve known him since I was three. I thought he was the best then and I still do. I’m praying for you and the boys and all the family. I Love you. Blessings .
Thoughts and prayers to the entire family. So sorry for your loss. JT was always smiling and had a kind word when we would see him. Gary and Jana
We are so very sorry to hear this. Praying peace and comfort for you all.
Lois and family... please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers! Always loved seeing you two when you visited the docs office ! Prayers for peace that passes all understanding ! We love you
A cousin to be proud of. Aunt Ollie was dad’s sister. Dad had such great stories about that family.My brothers and I (Shirley family) feel a great sense of loss with JT’s passing. Our prayers and love to Lois and the family. A good man has gone home.
Megan Cook and Ms. Lois - Doyle and I know you are feeling the loss of Mr. JT and we are praying that the peace of God will surround and comfort you and your entire family. Go rest high, Mr JT! God bless. Cheryl
Lois, Robert and I were sad to hear of JT's passing. He was a wonderful man and our mom loved him so much. I know she was waiting for him when he arrived Home.
So sorry. God Bless
It is with a very heavy heart that I offer my most sincere condolences to Lois and to all of JT's family. I have the utmost respect for JT and enjoyed every second of the few too brief moments we shared. May God bless the family and send comfort in this difficult time. I will miss you JT.
Lois and family. Sorry for your loss Thrilled. For JT He was one in a million. He’s the best he’s ever beenPrecious in the sight of the LORD Is the death of HIS saints
Steve & Tip,Very sorry to hear of your fathers passing. He was a good man. I used to enjoy talking to him at the station as a kid. Happy in Heaven now.. God Bless You all.
In our thoughts and prayers,Phyllis, Alan, Paige, & Andrew Vickery
I am so sorry for your loss! James was a blessing to all who knew him! Prayers for your family!
My heart is broken to hear this. J.T. is one of my favorite people. He will be missed in this world, but what fun they must be having in the next on his arrival there!
Sending Aunt Lois and Family our love and prayers. Uncle JT was one of the most wonderful, sweet, and gentle men I’ve ever known. Our loss is heaven’s gain. He will be missed.
Thinking of you in this time. Praying for the family
So sorry for your great loss. J.T was a great man.I will always remember him taking me fishing.He was a great grandfather to Billy and Michelle.God Bless You all.Vickie