MURRAY, Ky. - Ralph Evans, age 97, of Murray, KY passed away at 4:22am Tuesday at Spring Creek Health Care. He was born June 22, 1916 in Boatwright, KY to the late William H. & Annie Eula (Compton) Evans. His brother Brent Evans, sister, Loriane Parker and granddaughter, Taylor Jordan Dowdy preceded him in death.
Mr. Evans was a longtime member of Bethel United Methodist Church, a WW II U.S. Army Veteran, a retired farmer and was employed by the KY State Highway Department.
He is survived by his wife; Mamie Nell (Rowland) Evans to whom he was married March 25, 1943, four daughters; Rev. Marita Burkeen (Wayne), Connie Wilson (Larry), Suzanne Sewell (Jim), Suzette Tidrick (Glenn) and one son; Gary Evans (Susan), one sister; Louise Carroll, ten grandchilden, ten great grandchildren, four step great grandchildren and twelve step great grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11:00am Friday at York Funeral Home with Rev. Marita Burkeen, Rev. Richard Dowdy and Rev. Sam Chambers officiating. Burial will follow in Murray Memorial Gardens with full military honors. Friends may visit from 4:00pm until 8:00m Thursday at York Funeral Home.
Donations: St. Jude Tribute Program, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142 or Murray Calloway Co. Hospital
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