Joseph Benjamin Evans

Born on December 22, 1920

Departed on October 10, 2014 and resided in Nashville, TN

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EVANS, Joseph Benjamin - Age 93, passed away on Oct. 10, 2014. The cause of death was complications from lung cancer. He was born on Dec. 22, 1920 to Stella Black Evans and Jesse Otto Evans, and spent the majority of his formative years in Lebanon, TN. He attended Castle Heights Military Academy and Cumberland University, where he met his wife of 68 years, Mildred Guinn Page. They were married on September 15, 1942. Joe served in the Army during WWII, achieving the rank of Captain.

After the war, Joe and Mildred settled in Nashville, TN and he completed his degree in Accounting at Vanderbilt University. As a CPA, he worked for Osborn and Page in Nashville and then for Price Waterhouse in Nashville and St. Louis, Mo. After retiring in 1981, they moved back to Nashville.

Joe was very active in his church and community organizations in St. Louis and Nashville. In Nashville, he was a life long member of Doric Lodge and was a Past Wise Master. He held a 33rd degree in the Scottish Rite and was a member of the Jesters.

Joe was a man of many talents, interests and accomplishments, including hunting, fishing, flying and photography. He was devoted to his loving family and greatly enjoyed family events and celebrations. Joe was a devout Christian and lived his faith well.

Preceding Joe in death were his wife, Mildred, his daughter, Linda Evans Hiner and his brothers, Earl Evans and James Evans.

He is survived by his children, Susan (Fred) Roberts of Atlanta, Laura (Lou) Evans of Atlanta, Douglas Evans of Atlanta and son-in-law, David Hiner of Nashville; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be at West Harpeth Funeral Home Monday from 4pm-7 pm, with the Scottish Rite service to follow. Funeral Services are scheduled for Tuesday at 10:00 at Immanuel Baptist Church with Pastor Steven Meriwether officiating. Interment will be in Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens. Grandsons will serve as Pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, memorials are encouraged to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite Hospital, 1001 Johnson Ferry Rd. NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30342.

3 Comments to Mr. Joseph Benjamin Evans

  1. Tim Coffey
    October 20, 2014 6:45 am

    What a wonderful human being and dear friend. I will never forget walking by his office as he laughed because his daughter’s daughter had just turned 14 and she now knew what he and Mildred went thru when she was 14. We kept in touch by email and I treasured his thoughts and comments. He will be missed but always remembered. He positively affected so many people. He is in heaven with his maker explaining how much he enjoyed fishing.

  2. Brad Scherzer
    October 21, 2014 9:51 am

    I will be eternally grateful to Mr. Evans for his guidance and help during my early years at Price Waterhouse.
    He was so instrumental in my career at PW.
    Mr Evans was genuine man, direct, kind and forthright.

    I respectfully called him Mr Evans and he would always tell me to call him Joe.
    He will always be Mr Evans to me.

  3. Jack and Jane Buelt
    October 21, 2014 3:48 pm

    I was on the audit staff in the St. Louis office when Joe arrived there and I worked for and with him for many years until he retired. Joe was an outstanding professional and an even greater person. He helped me in my career and I have fond memories of our time spent together.
    I have sent information on Joe’s passing to my fellow retired St. Louis partners and other former staff members who knew and worked with him. You have heard from some of them here but I received many other responses of sadness and of great memories of working with Joe that they asked me to pass on to you.
    There are many ways to describe Joe. A few that quickly come to mind-outgoing, upbeat, affable, caring, trustworthy, unselfish…….
    My wife Jane likewise has such pleasant memories of Joe and Mildred. Our prayer is that the Lord whom he loved and served welcome him and unite him with his beloved Mildred and other family members.
    Jack Buelt, Retired Audit Partner St. Louis Office Price Waterhouse

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