James Allen Evans, 87, of Scherr, W.Va., passed away Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021, at Ruby Hospital in Morgantown, W.Va.
Born on May 2, 1933, in Laurel Dale, W.Va., he was a son of the late Minor Brooks Evans and Ethel Emily (Feaster) Evans. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Junior Brooks Evans.
He is survived by four sons, Gerald A. (Brenda) Evans of Naperville, Ill. (grandchildren – Justin Alan Evans, Cody Alexander Evans), David L. Evans of Scherr (grandchildren – Luke Allen Evans, Louise Kathryn Evans), Steve (Deanna) Evans of Scherr (grandchildren - Deprise Darlene Evans, Desireé Leigh Evans) and Tyler J. Evans of Scherr (grandchild – Kenley Marie Evans); and one sister,   Carol Hammer of Upper Marlboro, Md.
James served in the U.S. Air Force from Nov. 8, 1955 - Nov. 7, 1961.  He served at Schilling Air Force Base, Salina, Kan.from Nov. 8, 1955 - Nov. 7, 1959 as a control tower specialist. He was transferred to Air Force Reserve on Nov. 7, 1959 - Nov. 7, 1961.
He was the founder of Evans Agency. He started the business in 1965 and it still serves the tri-county area. He was a recipient of several sales awards throughout his 50 years in business. He was a member of Oak Dale Church of the Brethren and served as a trustee.
Funeral services were Saturday afternoon at Oak Dale Church of the Brethren, Scherr, with Pastor Mike Bernard officiating.
Interment was in the Maysville Cemetery with military honors by the U.S. Air Force.  
Those who wish to remember James in a special way, may make gifts in his memory to Oak Dale Church of the Brethren, 37 Oak Dale Rd, Scherr, WV 26726.  
Arrangements were by Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg, W.Va. Condolences to the family may be left at www.schaefferfu neralhome.com. (1-12-21)