In memory of
Orvis Afton Evans
Orvis Afton Evans 1929-2016 age 87, of Massillon, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016. He was born on Feb. 3, 1929 in Akron, Ohio and was the son of the late Harry B. and Flossie (McClellan) Evans. Following high school, Orvis enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served during the Korean Conflict. He then went on to begin his career at Republic Steel. Orvis' passion was as master craftsman and woodworker. Orvis designed, built, wired, plumbed and finished his family's home. Each of his family members has cherished hand crafted items in their home from Orvis. Orvis was an avid golfer and bowler, working to improve his game until he left this world. Orvis was a member of Grace United Church of Christ over 50 years. Along with his parents, Orvis was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters. Orvis is survived by his wife, Charlotte J. (Moore) Evans, the love of his life, whom he married on Sept. 10, 1950; his three sons, Jeffrey O. (Oleta) Evans, Dean B. Evans and Mark D. (Linda K.) Evans; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends at the Paquelet & Arnold-Lynch Funeral Home, 1100 Wales Rd. NE, on Sunday, Oct. 16 from 2 to 4 p.m. and Monday, Oct. 17, from 11 to 1 with a service at 1 p.m., followed by a meal at Grace United Church of Christ, 933 Main Ave. West. Burial of his cremated remains will take place at Crown Hill Cemetery in Orrville, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Grace United Church of Christ. Paquelet & Arnold-Lynch Funeral Home & Crematory 330-833-4839
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