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Taft Midway Driller - Taft, CA
  • Paul Evans

  • Funeral services will be on Friday, October 19, 2012 at 1:00 P.M. in the First Southern Baptist Church on Pico Street in Taft
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  • Paul Evans was born to Franklin and Emma Lucretia (Hendrix) Evans on September 23, 1921 in Wolfe City, Texas and passed away on October 13, 2012 in Bakersfield.  Mr. Evans attended schools in Chillicothe, Texas.  He proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 1941 to 1947 and was stationed in the Pacific Theater.  Mr. Evans had been employed by Southern California Gas Company for 27 years, retiring in 1984.  He was a longtime member of the First Southern Baptist Church and served the church as a deacon and a Sunday School teacher.  Among his hobbies were woodworking and entering jams and jellies in the Kern County Fair.  Mr. Evans was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers and four sisters.  He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Margaret Evans; his daughter and her husband, Carol Ann and Andrew Newkirk of Taft; his sons, Michael Paul (Mike) Evans of Chillicothe, Texas and Charles Franklin (Charlie) Evans and his wife, Jennifer of Bakersfield; his grandchildren and their spouses, Walter and Caycee Windes, Andrea and Zak Crabb, Dawna and Matt Melton, Daniel Newkirk, Justin Evans, Britany Evans, Jamie Evans, Daylen Evans, Marlana Evans and Anthony Cullip; his great grandchildren, Kimber Crabb, Hunter Melton, Walter Windes, Kenlee Melton and Elsa Windes. Visitation will be on Thursday, October 18, 2012 from 3:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. in the Erickson & Brown Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be on Friday, October 19, 2012  at 1:00 P.M. in the First Southern Baptist Church on Pico Street in Taft.  Pastor Larry Weatherly will officiate and burial will be in the West Side District Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Gideons International.  To convey condolences or sign an online register, please visit www.EricksonAndBrown.com

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