of Clinton, AR
September 14, 1978 - March 19, 2022
Robert Carroll Evans 43, of Clinton, Arkansas passed away Saturday, March 19, 2022. He was born September 14, 1978 to Joe Don and Marca Carole (Fudge) Evans.Private First Class Rob Evans joined the Arkansas National Guard October 2000. He is the 4th generation Military following in the footsteps of Great Grandfather Burton Evans, Grandfather Staff Sergeant Carroll B. Evans, Uncle Lieutenant James Evans, his father Lieutenant Colonel Joe Don Evans, and Grandfather Robert M. Fudge Machinist Mate Third Class.He attended OSUT - One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning Georgia from February thru May 2001. Rob remained a member of the 39th Brigade combat Team 3rd/153rd Infantry, Bravo Company until he transferred to the 1st of the 114th Aviation Brigade. In August of 2003 he was transferred back to the 39th Brigade Combat Team 2nd/153rd Infantry, Bravo Company to deploy in Support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Specialist Evans was on active duty from August 2003 until April 2005. Rob was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in November 2004 upon return Sergeant Evans was transferred back to the 1st of the 114th Aviation Brigade. In 2006 Sergeant Evans was deployed to Task Force Razorbacks "Go Hogs" to Operation Jump Start for the border patrol mission on our southern border. Sergeant Evans returned home after serving 18 months with Border Patrol and retired from the military in October 2008.Rob worked in construction and saw milling. He served on the Clinton Fire Department. Rob studied Heating & Air and worked alongside his dad, Joe Don. He also owned and operated Evans Carwash on Highway 95 West. Rob is survived by his loving wife, Stephanie (Sweatt) Evans of the home, son, Dylan Evans of Hot Springs; mother, Marca Carole (Fudge) Evans of Clinton; sister, Rhonda Evans of Little Rock; mother and father-in-law, Roger and Jamois Sweatt of Clinton; Aunts and Uncles: James and Jayne Evans of Clinton, Jack and Shon Evans of Carlisle, Tracy and Jeanie Moore of Conway, John and Barbara Evans of Hendersonville, Tennessee, Marsha Evans of Clinton, Jim and Cathy Robertson of Madison, Mississippi, Dee and Connie Willard of Justin Texas, Gary Sweatt of Clinton, and many cousins and extended family.He was preceded in death by his father, Joe Don Evans, Uncle Jerry Evans, maternal grandparents; Robert M. and Emogene Fudge, and paternal grandparents; Carroll B. and Frances Evans.Pallbearers are: Nick Bagley, Chris Lawless, Heath Windsor, Len Bradford, Richard Collins, and TJ PateHonorary Pallbearers are: Brett White, Chico Snyder, Chris Burns, Christian Kerlan, Clayton Johnson, James Stifvater, Keith Wilson, Matt Snead, Shannon Fowler, Adam Kuipers, Kendall Crawford, Jeremy McKinney, Jeremy Gifford, Josh Patterson, Jay Murdock, Ferrell Weaver, Mike Curtis, Rick Duncan, Shane Collins, Dan Eoff, Bill Eoff, Burton Evans, Clark Evans, Jim Evans, Mike Pruitt, Royce Johnson, Ricky Cooper, Jimmy Chandler and Jim Rose.Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., on Friday, March 25, 2022 with Graveside Services following at 1:00 p.m. at Evans Mountain Family Cemetery in Clinton, Arkansas.In lieu of flowers please consider Donations to Wounded Warrior (https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/) in Memory of Rob Evans: Acknowledgments can be mailed to Stephanie Evans PO Box 302 Clinton, AR 72031To express condolences online please visit www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/clinton
Stephanie, Carole, Rhonda, and family ---I was heartbroken to hear of Rob's passing. Having gone to school with him and knowing him for many years, I can honestly say he was a great and witty guy and could make anyone laugh, which made it very difficult at times when working on group project assignments! I have to say, those memories are truly some of my best from high school! I think it is safe to say that Rob was the class clown in every one he was in. He could certainly make people smile (and sometimes exasperate the teachers lol.) This world won't be the same without Rob and God bless him for serving our country. I hope and pray you all find peace and always know how many lives Rob touched. There is no doubt he will be missed by anyone that knew him. God bless you and all your family and I pray you find comfort in our Heavenly Father. -Lacy (Huffman) Robinson
It still doesn't seem real, but I guess it is. I miss you Bob. Many great memories. I'll cherish them forever, and tell them often. So long, and thanks for all the fish, brother. Love you, bye. 🥺
Dear Evans family, our hearts hurt for your loss. May the Lord comfort and strengthen you during this difficult time of loss.
“There ain’t but one thing left to do” I can hear it right now and see that grin. It was an honor to know Rob, he touched many, many lives. Thank you for the memories and thank you for being a friend. I pray your family finds comfort in this time of great loss.
Love to Dylan, Aunt Carole, Rhonda, and Stephanie. ❤️
Brother, you were one of the best NCOs I ever served with and known throughout my stint. We had a lot of fun during the Operation Jump Start mission before I went back to Arkansas in preparation for deployment to Iraq. Love you brother.
Rob,Some of my best memories of us cousins together at Granny and Papa’s are of you making us laugh so much. You had the best jokes and impersonations. I’m so glad that our boys got to grow up playing together, too. I love you. Rest in peace.
Gone entirely too soon, my friend. I will never forget our drill weekend days and all fun times we've had. Rob was just an amazing guy, always something funny to say. I'll miss him. My deepest condolences to the family; I pray you find peace in these difficult times.
Rob you were one of the coolest guys I knew. Can't believe your gone.
I’m am so sorry to hear of Robs passing. Prayers to the family and special prayers for Carol. How hard this must be on you. I prayer for comfort and peace for you sweet lady as you go through this hard time.I can’t even imagine what you are going thru. Many prayers for you .🙏🙏🙏🙏
Thoughts and prayers for the family.
Prayers for the family and friends
Rob, I love you buddy and you will be missed more than you could know.. You always put a smile on my face brother…
Prayers go out to his family,,,
Rob used to let me ride his 4 wheeler with Todd Treece. We’d but through the woods and come out by Robs house near the Treece asphalt plant. Took the 4 wheeler one day with a bunch of others and I wrecked it so bad. Tore up all the fenders and bent the handlebars. I felt so bad about it, knowing how bad Rob was going to probably get in trouble. He didn’t even get mad at me. Told me he’d take the blame for it. He was probably like 12 at the time. That’s the kind of person is was and always will be. I’m glad I knew Robert Evans the world is worse off without him.
We are all sharing in your sorrow. He will be so missed. We may not understand why sad things happen, but may it somehow help to know how much we care. Our condolences to all of Rob's family and friends. -Gabe and Tammie Williams
We are so sorry to hear of Rob's passing! You are and will be in our thoughts and prayers!
Stephanie, Rhonda and Ms. Evan's I am so sorry for your loss. May your hearts find peace, strength and comfort during this time and time to come.
We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you all.
Rob,It still doesn’t seem real that you’re gone. I’ll never forget your infectious smile or your awesome laugh. No one could tell a joke like you! I will always cherish the memories of you from Clinton, Arkadelphia and later in life.My sincerest condolences to Stephanie, Dylan, Carole, Rhonda and the rest of the family.
So sorry to hear about Robert prayers to the family and a special prayer to Carole
Stephanie we are so sorry to hear about Rob you are in our thoughts & prayers
Stephanie & Family,Prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
Rob,Marrying into such a big family, it was easy to get lost in the crowd. From day one, you made me feel welcome. Your kindness was never lost on me; you’ll be greatly missed.
Hey Rob. I’m sorry I never got in contact over that thing that we had in common. I really should’ve. You’ve always been a fighter - I learned this around the age of 8, when we’d team up for a game of spades with granny. You always played another game though - seeing what kinds of cheats we could get away with! And that epic game of flashlight tag all the cousins played. I’m pretty sure you were in charge. You always were. Wonder what kinds of shenanigans you’ve already pulled since you left. Love you, brother. Thank you for being our ringleader. 🤍
Carole, Rhonda, Stephanie, and family, I can't remember a time that I saw Rob that he wasn't smiling. This breaks my heart for you all and our little home town where everyone loved him. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God give you peace and comfort during this difficult time.
So sorry to hear about Rob. Prayers for the family.
Steph, I’m at a loss for words…. I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending lots of love and prayers ❤️❤️
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Special prayers for you Carole❤️
My prayers are with you family and friends.
Our prayers are with you at one of the hardest times in your life. William worked with your dad, Roger
Rob, your laugh and sense of humor, your strength and perseverance, your love of life and family left an indelible imprint on everyone you've ever encountered. You are missed, my friend. Thank you for all the lessons and for your friendship.
My condolences and prayers are sent; I am so saddened for the family.
So sorry to hear of your loss May God give you peace during this difficult time
Stephanie, Carol, Rhonda and family I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Rob. and he was a good young man and very helpful if I needed help. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you go thru this difficult time. He will be missed. RIP ROB.Shirley Waller
Rob, we didn’t spend much time outside of school but I knew you as someone with an easy laugh and a ready smile. Rest in peace brother.