SUMTER – Kevin Roosevelt Evans, 48, husband of Irene Reyes Evans, died Saturday, December 8, 2012, in Sumter.
Born August 11, 1964, in Kingstree, he was the son of Betty Lou Frye Evans and the late Quillen Leverne Evans. He worked in construction as a foreman.
He is survived by his wife and mother of Sumter; two sons, Zac Evans and Chris Rodgers; a daughter, Magin Osteen (Kyle); two brothers, Randy Frye (Ivy) and Allen Evans (Pat); a sister, Denise Barwick (James); five grandchildren, Zane Osteen, Taegin Osteen, Chris Rodgers Jr., McKenzie Rodgers and Brandon Rodgers, all of Sumter.
A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, December 12, 2012, at Lakeside Outreach Ministries in Summerton with Rev. Kenny Griffin and Rev. Glenn Frye officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Ted Evans, Rick Conyers, Sammy Bryant, Zac Evans, Kyle Osteen, Chris Rodgers Sr. and Darrin Bryant.
Visitation was held 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday at Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home, 515 Miller Road, Sumter.
Memorials may be made to Lakeside Outreach Ministries, 4315 Nelson Ferry Road, Summerton 29148.
Stephens Funeral Home & Crematory, 304 N. Church St., Manning, was in charge of arrangements, (803) 435-2179.
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We have gone thur some tuff times but losing our sons was not what we thought would happen.I know how your heartaches.When you called me it had been two years but it seemed like yesterday.Only God knows what he has in his Plan we may not live to see it but it is there just BELIEVE ITS COMING AND BARKLEY ROAD WILL NEVER BE THE SAME.QUILLEN BELIEVED THIS AND WE DO TOO.IF YOU NEED ME JUST CALL.I LOVE YOU.YOUR BESTEST FRIENDS RALPH AND VIRGINIA
From: Virginia and Ralph graham
My Sweet Aunt Betty: My heart is broken at the loss of Kevin but more so for you. I know God will give you the strength to handle this, he loves you so much. My prayers have included you since we lost Uncle Quillen and they will continue to do so. I love you much and pray for peace for you, Alan and all of your immediate family.
From: Eleanor Driggers Brabham
kevin although we had our ups and downs and ins and outs we know as well as you did that our love for each other was thicker than any thing in life , and we often let each other know by little things we did or said,so for my last word to you brother would be that we love you and god sure got a special kind of hero this time ,and please tell our other love ones we love them and hope to be at the lords feet some day and see all of yall again,till then little brother ...good night,
From: pat nd allen evans
We are sorry to hear this, you all will be in our prayers, seek the Lord, he will comfort you. Rest in peace Kevin, God bless, the Bledsoe's family
From: David&Doris&David Jr.
Irene and Aunt Betty I am so sorry for your lost. Kevin was a great person and a heart of gold. My prayers are with ye.
From: Sara Darlene Morris Elmore
Ms. Betty, my condolences to you. We are so sorry for your loss.
From: Terry Anderson and Mary Beck
We love n miss you sooooo much uncle kevin!!! this still feels sooo unreal an like a dream!!! U are an amazin man n touched soo mny lives!! i am gonna mis seein u sittin on the porch everyday!! I love you an miss u more than words can explain!!!!
My thoughts and prayers are with the family! I know I haven't seen Kevin in a couple of years, it breaks my heart to read this.
From: Kelly Bashor
At times like this it’s sometimes hard to find the right words to say when truly words are not enough to convey my sympathies at a time like this. May the peace which comes from the memories of the love you shared, comfort you now and in the days ahead and know that only time can ease the pain. Please know that my heart goes out to you and your family in the loss of Kevin. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
From: Joyce McCaskill McCarty
Betty my condolences to you and your entire family. May God give you peace and strength in the coming days. The Evans family will continue to be in my prayers. I love ya'll.
From: Betty Huckaby
I just wanted to say how sorry I was to hear about Kevin. He was a really sweet person and a good friend. I went to school with him at Manchester Middle and Furman until I moved to Sumter. May God bless his whole family, as I'm sure he's there, looking down on you all. May God bless and keep you all!
From: Grace Perdue Durham
MY DEAR KEVIN
U ARE SPECIAL I LOVE U WITH ALL MY HEART/I CANT UNDERSTAND WHY /ONLY GOD KNOWS THAT////I WILL MISS SOMETHING AWFULL KEEP SMILING UNTIL I MET U AGAIN