of North Little Rock, AR
April 5, 1946 - November 6, 2005
Michael James Bevans, age 59, of North Little Rock went to be with his Lord, Sunday, November 6, 2005. Born April 5, 1946, in Little Rock, Arkansas, he was the son of the late Matt J. and Dorothy Waring Bevans. He was a Captain with the North Little Rock Fire Department and had served as Captain of Rescue Five Unit and was currently assigned to the Fire Marshall's Office. He was a member of Firefighters Local #35, the Friendly Chapel Church of the Nazarene, and a United States Marine Corps Veteran of the Viet Nam War.
He is survived by a son, Matthew J. Bevans; a granddaughter, Haley Bevans; a sister, Betty Whitlow and her husband Mark; and nephews, Neil and Scott Whitlow; and a host of other relatives and friends.
A memorial service will be at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, November 10, 2005 at Friendly Chapel Church of the Nazarene with Reverend Paul Holderfield officiating. Arrangements are with Roller-Chenal Funeral Home (501-224-8300) assisting.
Lasting memorials may be made to Friendly Chapel Church of the Nazarene, 116 S. Pine Street, North Little Rock, Arkansas 72114.
Mike, there is not a day that goes by that we don't think of you. I always thought of you as my second dad. You were always there for us. And now you still are, by sitting with God and watching over us. Lenzie still runs in the house picks up the phone to call you with something exciting to tell you. It breaks my heart. I lean on God everyday, when in those times she needs comfort.We know that one day we will see you again!
I know you see her growing up. The love and understanding you showed her, she now is showing others through Christ. Be proud. We miss you! See you in that BIG mansion.
Our deepest sympathies go out to the Bevans family. I had the privelage to work with Mike at Sears for so many years and he will be greatly missed. God Bless Steve and Rhonda.
My thoughts are with the family at such a grieving time. Bevo had many friends, he love car racing and loved to ride those motorcycles. A lover of life he was. My prayers are with you.
Mike was a high school classmate and our prayers and sympathy to the Bevans family who we hope may find some comfort in these verses.
You will be missed.
I met Mike when I was a teenager. Growing up I always wanted to be a Firefighter. I listened to the NLRFD on my scanner and would always hear his distinctive voice on the radio every third day. I eventually met the "voice" and took a liking to him. I wanted to be a NLR Firefighter but Little Rock hired me first where I served 28 years before retiring. During my 36 years total in the fire serivce I saw Bevo often during visits to fire stations and other gatherings. I always admired Bevo because he was a friendly person and always showed kindness. I was moved spiritually at the funeral knowing that Mike was saved and now spending eternity in Heaven. Brother Paul, Chief McCall, and the Chaplain had Bevo pegged. He was truly a great man and will be sorely missed by us all.
TO THE FAMILY OF MIKE "BEVO" BEVANS I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER BEVO BECAUSE EVERY MORNING WHEN I CAME IN TO STATION # 7 TO LET HIM GO HOME HE WOULD ALWAYS SAY MORNING KID NOTHING HAPPENED YESTERDAY AND I HOPE NOTHING HAPPENS FOR YOU TODAY I WILL MISS HIM YOU HAVE MY SYMPATHY AND MAY GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY
We know that he will be missed. Please know that Matt and Haley are in our thoughts and prayers.
My sympathy to the family in your loss this week. May the Lord allow your memories of the past sustain you in these difficult days ahead. Marilyn Brodie Archer, Hall High classmate, 1964.
Your familiy is in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry for all your loss.
The time spent with you and Jim Keathley are the some of the best and remembered memorable of my life.The laughs we had together are to many to ever try to recall.The only thing we take with us when we leave this world are the things we do for others and you got a load.
My prayers are with you and the family as you deal with the death of Mike. We were classmates at Hall High many year ago. I remember his love of life. God Bless you all.
May you rest in peace.
To the Bevan's family: We're so sorry for the losses you have experienced this week.
To Bevo: It's hard to be serious even at a time like this, because you always turned every bad thing in your life into humor. I wished I could hear what you would have to say about this, however I think I know.
We will miss you
Our thoughts and prayers are with you today and always. We are so sorry for your loss. Bevo was a fine person and we are so proud to say he was our friend.
Mike is gone far too early. We are deeply sorry.
Mike touched many people with a heart that was larger than life. He will be sorely missed by all.
Mike and I were in the Marines together. I am very sorry for your loss. Mike was a good man. Sincerely George Foster Semper Fi
How do you explain Bevo? He was my best friend . He will be missed by so many. He took care of me in my time of need. Please know that I am here for you if you ever need anything. Carol and Stacey Williford
I have had the privaledge of knowing Bevo for many years. He worked with my husband Randy Williford.
He took care of me when Randy was killed in the line of duty while at the fire Dept. I will miss him so much. You are in my thought s and prayers. I loved him as a dear friend . Carol Williford
My deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Captain Bevans. He will truly be missed by his North Little Rock family.
Our sincere condolences to the Bevans family in their loss of Mike.
Our thoughts & prayers are with you. May God comfort you through this time.
Mary McIntire (Wassell)
Mike was a friend of many and a faithful follower of God. We grieve your loss and will keep your family in our prayers.
The City has lost a great firefighter; his church has lost a faithful servant; his family has lost a loving father, brother, grandfather and uncle; and I have lost a brother in Christ and a friend.
Bevo - your friendship has meant so much to all of us. You will be missed by so many - thanks for all of the good times, the great memories and all of your help around the shop. You have always been and will always be a true friend.
My prayers are with you during this time of great loss. May the God of all comfort be with your family during this difficult time.
My thoughts and prayers are with you
Mike was a great person and we will miss him dearly. He could always put a smile on your face. We are lucky to have known him for as long as we have. Mike will never be forgotten.
MAY GOD BLESS THE FAMILY,
IVE KNOWN BEVO FOR 18 YEARS,
HE WAS A WELL LIKED MAN .
AND HE WAS A GOOD FRIEND
GOD BLESS HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS
Bevans Family, my thoughts, praryers and heart go out to you. Semper Fi Mike.
My deepest sympathy.+
Our deepest sympathy for you and your family. May God be with you always.
I will alway's remember the good times we had at #6's.
See you on the other side.
To the Family; Beve was a kind man he will be greatly missed, You are in my prayers.
Mike,Hope and I sure will miss camping side by side at Canton as we have done many times in the 12 years.I will never forget thr time we went look for a place to camp if our area was full and Hall's wife would not let him go[or so we think].Our prayers and thoughts will be with you for ever.Be sure to look up Chester and Jim.
My heart aches for the loss of a wonderful man. He was one of the kindest individuals I had ever met. A dear friend and colleague. My sincere sympathy goes out to his family and the NLRFD family that we all care so much about.
Bevo, Rembering the good times at old 2s. My prayers are with your family. See you up yonder.
We can only offer our sincerest sympathies.
Bevo, I kn ow all the hurt and pain is gone now. God loves you.
You are in my prayers
We at station #7 A-Crew give our deepest sympathies and our prayers are with the family
We the members of A-crew at station 7 would like to express our deepest sympathy.