Gary Lee Evans, 75, of Crooksville received his Globe and Anchor pin in Heaven on Friday May 6, 2022 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. Gary was born on May 14, 1946 to the late John Adrian and Mary Kathleen Gossman Evans. Gary graduated from Norristown High School in Pennsylvania where he served as a Police Officer and Volunteer Fire Fighter and retired from Crooksville Schools. His life passion was helping Veterans. He was the current Commandant of the State of Ohio Marine Corp League, Pack Leader of the State of Ohio Military Order of the Devil Dogs, life member chapter 55 Vietnam Veterans of America, Life Member of Disabled American Veterans of Licking County, Veterans of Foreign Wars post 9090 Crooksville-Roseville (Former Post Commander), Crooksville American Legion Post 222, and Crooksville Honor Guard. He served our country and protected our freedom in The United States Marine Corp from 1964-1968 and served in Vietnam from 1966-1968. Semper Fi.
He is survived by his loving wife Debby Boyce Evans of Crooksville, a son Mark (Niki) Evans of Mantua, Ohio, two daughters: Michelle (Keith) Kern of Roseville and Ginger (Jim) Thomas, a brother John (Irene) Evans of Florida, mother in law Jeannette Bourdeau Boyce of Rose Farm, seven grandchildren: Brittany Evans, Tyer Evans, Eden Alexander, Jena Thomas, Jera Thomas, McKenna Svab, and Brady Svab, four great grandchildren: Tobie Lee Alexander, Cooper Alexander, Greyson Alexander, and Aubrie Alexander.
In addition to his parents he will be reunited in Heaven by a grandson Levi Alexander, a brother Rick Evans, and his father in law Don Boyce.
Calling hours will be from 2-4 and 6-8 on Friday May 13 at THE SNOUFFER FUNERAL HOME 1150 WEST MILITARY ROAD ZANESVILLE. Services will follow in The Snouffer chapel followed by full Military Honors. To send a note of condolence to the family visit www.snoufferfuneralhome.com, find us on facebook, or call our Locally Owned caring staff at 740-450-8000.