Thomas A. "Tom" Evans

Born in Wilkes-Barre, PA on July 21, 1923

Departed on November 7, 2012 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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EVANS, Thomas Alfred – Age 89 of Hendersonville passed away on November 7, 2012. It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved father and grandfather. Our loss is immense but we are comforted to know Dad is now reunited with Mom. He will be deeply missed but forever in our hearts. He is survived by his seven children, thirteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren; a brother and a sister. Tom was one of eight children, born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania on July 21, 1923 to Stanley and Sophia Evans. He was introduced through a mutual friend to our mother and they married in October 1944 while Tom was in the Army Air Force as a celestial navigation flight and technical training instructor. Tom was a proud graduate of Bucknell University and enjoyed a long career with the General Electric Company as a Financial Analyst in Schenectady, N.Y and Fort Wayne, IN. In 1976 Tom's career with General Electric brought the family to Hendersonville, TN. After retirement Tom was active in real estate. Tom served as a Board Member and Vice-Chairman of The American Cancer Society, Community Child Care Services, Senior Citizens Center and Friends of Rock Castle. He was also a Facilitator at Careers Network, and a Rotary Member. As a parishioner at Our Lady of the Lake he was active with Room at the Inn, Adoration and Emmaus. Tom was a natural entertainer and gifted story teller. His love of song and dance gave him great joy and he shared these passions with his family. He had a phenomenal catalog of music and lyrics committed to memory and frequently applied music to any given situation. Without a doubt, he always had a song in his heart. Visitation at Hendersonville Memorial Gardens will be Sunday, November 11 from 3-6pm and a service will be held Monday at 2pm at Our Lady of the Lake Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests you honor Tom through a donation to the Arthritis National Research Foundation or your local Animal Rescue League. HENDERSONVILLE FUNERAL HOME 353 Johnny Cash Pkwy Hendersonville, TN 37075 615 824-3855 hendersonvillefh.com

6 Comments to Thomas A. "Tom" Evans

  1. Tammy Smith says:

    Dear Kathleen, and all,
    We are very sorry to hear about the passing of Uncle Tom. He was always warm, hospitable, caring, and loving. Family was always very important to Tom. You are all in our thoughts as you mourn the loss of a dear father and grandfather.

    God bless, Tammy, Bill , and children

  2. Joseph G. Evans says:

    I saw Uncle Tom’s obituary in todays newspaper, very sorry for your loss, our prays are with you.
    Joe

  3. Marilyn Smith says:

    Brother Tom,
    Sorry to see you go. You will be missed very much. We have happy memories of us together. You’d take Pop’s pail, and I’d take three steps to your one. You always made fudge for Mom and a cup of tea for Mom. You’d come home from the movie theater where you worked as an usher, and you’d make a cup of tea for mom every night. You made her fudge and chili con carne. You were a very considerate son, father, and grandfather. We miss you much. You have a wonderful, beautiful family. You’re dedicated to your family and to your wife Jean. We miss you always. You had tremendous struggles. My last words to you were about my surgery and you said you’d pray for me. God bless you Tommy, love sister Marilyn.

  4. Marilyn Smith says:

    Dear Brother Tom,
    Thank you Tom. I love you, sister Marilyn

  5. GARY FREEL says:

    ALLWAYS A GENTLE MAN.

  6. Heather Evans Morgan says:

    I was very sorry to hear of Uncle Tom’s recent passing. My deepest sympathies to all who loved him, especially his children and grandchildren, and Aunt Marilyn and Uncle Ron. I’ll bet that Uncle Tom was welcomed with open arms in heaven by Aunt Jean, his brothers Ted, Bill, Bobby, Joseph and Stanley, his parents and other loved ones who passed on before him.