Arthur Lee Evans was born on July 26, 1951, in Witherspoon, Arkansas to the union of Albert and Dorothy Hill Evans. He confessed Christ at an early age and united with Pleasant Hill AME Church in the Joan Community. In 1970 he enlisted into the United States Army and was honorably discharged in 1973. Arthur was a former employee of Arkady. He was the loved and cherished husband of Ruthie Hunter Evans. The Lord blessed their family with three healthy boys Perry, Jasper and Derrick. His sons were his best friends.
Arthur was not a man of many words, but of few words and many virtues. He possessed a mild disposition. He loved his family and life. Arthur was a die-hard Cowboys Football fan who spent countless hours cheering and defending his team. His personality and wit will be missed, but never forgotten. He passed into the Lord’s embrace on Thursday, February 5, 2015 in his 63rd season of life with his family by his side. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Bobby Joe Evans, Larry Evans, Dwight Evans and one sister Connie Evans.
Arthur leaves to cherish his life’s journey: is beloved wife, Ruthie; three sons, Perry (Monica) McCauley of Malvern, AR, Jasper (Queen) Evans of Malvern, AR and Derrick (Brandi) Evans of Malvern, AR; eight grandchildren; three sisters, Elsie Hamilton of Holland Park, MI, Diana (James) Langley of Arkadelphia, AR, Sandra (David) Gamble of Holland Park, MI; one aunt, Georgia Hill of Arkadelphia; one uncle Jesse (Parthena) Williams of Arkadelphia and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, friends and acquaintances.
Public visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2-6pm. A celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at Pleasant Hill AME Church , Rev. Rex Smith, eulogist. Interment will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.