John Edward Evans

September 10, 1947 ~ March 8, 2022 (age 74)


John Edward Evans, 74, passed away Tuesday, March 8, 2022.

The family will conduct a private memorial service at a later date.

A native of Middletown, OH, he was the son of the late Edward and Naomi Evans and had lived in Wentworth since 1990.  John was a graduate of Miami of Ohio University and he retired from Air Products.  Throughout his career with Air Products, he held various positions across several states, with the most recent being Plant Manager in Greensboro.  John was a dedicated GED instructor at Rockingham Community College for many years and had been a licensed Auctioneer for the past 20 years. John joined his good friend, Harry Mullis, as a partner and co-owner of Manitou Auctions, until Harry passed away.  John was an avid animal lover and he especially loved his horses, donkeys, cats, and dogs.   Above all, John had an unmatched affection and love for his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and by his sister: Norma Deaton.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife;  Mary Ann Evans of the home, sons;  Bart Evans of Dublin, Ireland and Ben Evans and wife;  Sarah of Ruffin, grandchildren;  Silas Evans and Briar Evans, special nephew;  Brian Tracy of Xenia, OH, his special friend since birth;  Sheila Coomer of Sarasota, FL and numerous extended family and close friends.

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