William Marquette Evans

February 24, 1932 – September 30, 2015

William (Bill) Evans, age 83, of Pataskala, Ohio formerly of Columbus and Cadiz, Ohio and Warwood, W. Va. passed away at Mount Carmel East Hospital in Columbus, Ohio on Sept. 30. He was born in New Cumberland, W. Va. on Feb. 24, 1932, the son of the late Eugene M. and Anna (Gardyan) Evans. He was a graduate of Cadiz High School class of 1949 and served in the United States Marine Corps, 1949-1953. Bill retired from the Circulation Department of the Columbus Dispatch in 2002 after more than thirty-five years of service and previously worked for both the Steubenville Herald Star and Wheeling News Register in similar positions. He also operated “Evans Trucking Service” for several years.

Bill was a role model and a significant influence to many of the neighborhood kids. The “door was always open” at the Evans home. There were always visitors and plates were often added to the table at mealtime for guests. Bill accomplished many things in life but his greatest accomplishment was his family, which extended way beyond his relatives. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Michael. He is survived by his wife of 61 years Harriet (Chaney) Evans, children, Mark (Matilde) Evans, Sandy (Rick) Skovron and Mike (Kathy) Evans. Grandchildren, Stephanie (Mark) McCarrell, Christopher Skovron, Melissa (Will) Staton, Angela Evans, Thomas Evans, Jon Skovron, Adriana Guzman and Adrian (Bethany) Guzman. Great grandchildren: Samantha Galarza, Logan and Zane Skovron, Kylie and Rilynn Staton, Jack and Molly McCarrell, Adrian and Cameron Guzman. Extended family, Trent, Tyrone, April, and Trey Moore. He is also survived by his brother Donald (Nance) Evans, a sister Connie Hamilton, a sister-in-law Irene Evans and several nieces and nephews.

The family received friends at Schoedinger East Funeral Home, 5360 East Livingston Ave., Columbus, Ohio, 43232, on Oct. 10 with a service following. Father Luigi Gasparini officiated. If you care to contribute to a charity in Bill’s memory, the family suggests The Central Ohio Diabetes Association, The Licking County Animal Shelter, or The American Heart Association.