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James “Eddie” Evans

James “Eddie” Evans, age 88, of Pikeville, Tennessee, died, Friday, October 16, 2020 at Erlanger Medical Center.

He was a member of First Baptist Church.  He was a 50+ year member of St. Elmo 437 F & AM and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving during the Korean War.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Kay Mitchell Evans; parents, Robert Evans and Julia Griffith; sisters, Jewel Corvin, Virginia Fine and Elicia Roberson; and brother, Gene Evans.

He is survived by his son, James B. (Robin) Evans of Olympia, Washington; daughter, Karen Parker of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; grandchildren, Ian Handley, Josh Evans, Michael Evans and Hannah Evans; brother, Ray (Virginia) Evans; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were held at Pikeville Cemetery, Monday, October 19, at 1:00 p.m. with Bro. Albert Roberts officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Pikeville Cemetery or St. Elmo Lodge.

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Arrangements are by Putnam-Reed Funeral Home, 1171 Main Street, Pikeville.

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