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M. Ross Evans

October 2, 1925 February 9, 2019
M.  Ross Evans
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M. Ross Evans of Dover, Delaware gained his heavenly wings on Saturday, February 9, 2019. He was 93.

Mr. Evans was born October 2, 1925 in Lititz, Pennsylvania to the late George Francis Evans and Anna (Shoemaker) Evans, youngest of three children. He played saxophone in his school band and went to State and Regionals. He served in the United States Navy for 6 years (during WWII and the Occupation of Japan). He was honorably discharged with the rank of First Class Petty Officer in 1950. Mr. Evans went to the Navy School of Music in Washington, DC; was in the Navy Dance Band and played for the U.S.O Band entertaining the soldiers. Mr. Evans worked as a music teacher for 15 years at Felton High School. Starting 1968, he taught at Caesar Rodney Jr. High, retiring in 1987.

From October 1959 until December 1999 he was an original member of the Bob Wagner Dance Band. He enjoyed watching and playing sports (he played baseball, basketball and tennis for Lititz High School). Mr. Evans also loved to travel the country and world with his wife and 3 sons. He always proudly stated that he had been to 63 countries and all 50 U.S. Capitals. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Dover. He was also a member of Kent Coin Club, Dover Stamp Club and Walter L. Fox
American Legion.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Marie Evans and Anne (Evans) Furst.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Nelda (Brubaker) Evans of Dover, DE, sons, Jeff Evans and wife Margie of Felton, DE, Steve Evans and wife Sonya of Dover, DE, and David Evans and wife Sylvie of Nashua, NH; grandchildren, Jennifer (Evans) Fawcett and husband Ryan, Kimberly Evans, Jonathan Evans and wife Haley (Jackson), Stephanie (Evans) Sapp and husband Steve, Kelli (Evans) Stubbs and husband L.B, Julie (Matthews) Reilly and husband Josh, Danielle Evans, Matthew Evans and fiance', Coreylynn Banville; great grandchildren Jack, Griffin, and Ruby Reilly; Landen and Logan Sapp, Ryleigh and Cole Stubbs, Jackson and Haven Evans.

Friends may call from 6-8 Thursday evening, February 28, 2019 at Wesley United Methodist Church, 209 S. State Street, Dover, DE 19901. Funeral services will be held 1PM, Friday, March 1, 2019 at Torbert Funeral Chapel South, 1145 E. Lebanon Road (Rt.10), Dover, where friends may call one hour prior. Interment will be in Sharon Hills Memorial Park, Dover.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to Wesley United Methodist Church, 209 South State Street, Dover, DE. 19901, Felton Alumni Association or a band booster of your choice.


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