Carris Walter Evans, age 85, of Alamo, GA, passed away April 15, 2022, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Wheeler County to the late Walter and Reva Wyatt Evans on April 5, 1937. Mr. Evans served in the United States Army, as sergeant of the 7th Army during the Berlin Crisis. He worked at Oxford Shirt Factory in Alamo for 33 years, Savannah Luggage in Vidalia for 6 years, and Easter Seals in Soperton for 20 years. He was a dedicated farmer and avid hunter and fisherman. Mr. Evans was known not only for his hard work but also for his inventions, especially his fish scaler and corn creamer. He was always available and willing to help build or repair houses, fences, or anything else in need. He took pride in caring for and providing for his family.
Mr. Evans is survived by his wife of 65 years: Barbara Ann Cherry Evans; children: Tammy Evans Murdaugh and Ricky (Renae) Evans; four grandchildren: Drew (Katy) Murdaugh, Kayla Murdaugh, Rancelyn Evans, and Roxy Evans; three great-grandchildren: Lily Bales, Ivy Bales, and Daisy Murdaugh; sister: Judy Evans of California; and many beloved nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings: Jean Evans (Dewitt) Clark and Mable Evans (Billy) Purvis.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Erick Cemetery Fund c/o Wanda Evans, 1614 Little Rock Rd., McRae-Helena, GA 31037.
Graveside services for Mr. Evans will be held at 2:30 Sunday at Erick Cemetery in Alamo, GA with Rev. Wayne Bennett officiating. There will be a visitation held at the cemetery one hour prior to the service.
Towns Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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