John Vowler Evans, 96
December 4, 1924 - February 26, 2021
John “Jack” V. Evans, 96, of Lititz, passed away on February 26, 2021, at Luther Acres. Jack was born on December 4, 1924, in Kingston, PA, the son of the late Isaac and Mae (Vowler) Evans. He was the loving husband of Doris M. (White) Evans for more than 63 years, until her passing in 2015.
Jack and Doris began their love story while still in high school. Following his graduation from Kingston High in 1942, Jack joined the United States Army and proudly served his country in the 45th Division, 157th Infantry Regiment, Cannon Company for over 2 years during World War II. Seeing action in the European theater, and wounded at Anzio Beachhead, Jack was a Bronze Star and Purple Heart recipient. While overseas he and Doris stayed in touch by writing to each other as his Army division moved throughout Europe. Jack returned home in late 1945 and he and Doris married on June 5, 1947. During this time Jack attended college, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and Finance from Wilkes College in Wilkes-Barre, PA.
Jack was dedicated to his career with the United States Postal Service where he worked for over 35 years, beginning as a postal clerk and working his way to Postal Inspector. After retiring from the Postal Service, Jack was employed for 10 years as a Pennsylvania Sales Tax Auditor.
Jack is fondly remembered for the love he had for his family. He made sure to mail birthday and Christmas cards to every family member and always ensured that they were received on time. In his free time, Jack enjoyed reading, golfing, playing cards, and watching any and all kinds of sports. He particularly enjoyed high school wrestling and was an avid and lifelong fan of the St. Louis Cardinals.
He was also a man of faith. He was a member of the Westmoor Church of Christ in Kingston for more than 45 years, where he served as an Elder. After relocating to Springfield, PA, Jack joined the Springfield Baptist Church where he served for over 30 years. He then became a member of the Hatboro Community Church in Hatboro, PA, and most recently attended the Lititz United Methodist Church.
Jack will be greatly missed by his children: John Allen Evans (Sally) of Woodruff, SC, Rebecca Ritts (Kerry) of Abington, PA, Curt Evans of Lancaster, PA, and Chad Evans (Stacey) of Daleville, VA. He was a cherished “Pop-Pop” to his nine grandchildren: Amy Farabaugh (David), Brian Evans (Amanda), Lauren Groff (Chris), Jonathan Ritts (Danielle), Shannon Fretz (Ryan), Megan Evans, Grayson Evans, Kylie Evans and Hadley Evans, as well as 14 great-grandchildren. He is survived by his brother, Robert Evans, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Jack was preceded in passing by his wife Doris and siblings Kenneth Evans, Lenore Morris, and James Evans.
Services will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Luther Acres Benevolent Fund (Office for Philanthropy at Luthercare, 600 East Main Street, Lititz, PA 17543). To send the family a condolence please visit SnyderFuneralHome.com.
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March 13, 2021
I transported Jack many times to his dialysis appointments in Denver. During those long rides, I discovered an EXCEPTIONAL man whose love of family superseded everything including his beloved baseball. He was so very proud of all of you and it was obvious how much he loved your mother and how very much he missed her. We shared a love of sports too and he and I would armchair quarterback the previous nights games on those drives. Jack was the very definition of a gentleman. You will surely miss him, but he lives on in all of you, who were his greatest treasure.
March 09, 2021
QI am honored to be a friend of Jack. He always lived on the sunshine side of life. Jacks memories will continue with his family. His support of the Cardinal baseball team was strong..aJacks army service was outstanding..
March 08, 2021
I briefly knew Jack back in the South Loveland Days. A very nice, friendly man. I knew him through Rebecca. Haven’t seen either one for 50 years and am sad to see a great man and fine American gone. He had a good long life, and had a beautiful family. May the Lord be with him and his grieving family.
Paul D ‘71
March 07, 2021
My friendship with Jackbegan in the 1940s..yes he was a cardinal fan then…Jack is among the top five people I know…he remains a gem…His interaction with his family will live on and on, grandkids included…we are Goodwin St kids who became adults…Jack was on the Sunshine Side of Life….I’m honored to call him a friend,,,,,
March 07, 2021
I worked with John in Philadelphia. A fine man.
March 05, 2021
A wonderful man. Many great memories of the cooks out in the back yard in Springfield. I was fortunate to be able to call him my uncle. Rest In Peace.