Jesse Wyatt Evans, 91, of Orange, Texas, passed away on October 18, 2018, in Beaumont, Texas.

 

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 24, 2018, at Pinecrest Cemetery in Troup, Texas. Officiating will be Pastor Kirk Ellender.

 

Born in Troup, Texas, on November 21, 1926, he was the son of Alton Evans and Edna (Looney) Evans. Jesse was a longtime member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, where he faithfully served the Lord for many years. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed watching all sports, his favorite being football. Jesse loved hunting and travelling; travelling all over the world in the Merchant Marines. He loved his time meeting with Gulf Retirees once a month at McDonalds for coffee. Jesse will be dearly missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing and loving him.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alton and Edna Evans; loving wife of 61 years, Patsy Evans and siblings, Carl Evans, Annell Evans, and Marguerite Traxler.

 

He is survived by his son, Stephen Wyatt Evans of Beaumont; granddaughter, Jessica Ellender and husband Jadon of Nederland; and great-grandchildren, Anderson Wyatt Ellender, Joliet Ryan Ellender, and Austin Everitt Ellender all of Nederland.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org.