Orville. W. Evans, 90, of Siloam Springs, Arkansas passed away Saturday, February 15, 2020 at the Siloam Springs Regional Hospital.
Orville was born on July 10, 1929 in Gravette, Arkansas, a son of Zeke Evans and Bertha Phillips Evans. Orville enlisted into the U.S. Air Force at a young age and served his country faithfully during the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam War, and an honorable career before retiring. After retiring from the Air Force, Orville returned to Arkansas where he served and retired from Arkansas National Guard. Orville loved to learn and was always studying. He became a Real Estate broker and worked for the Bob Knight Century 21 Real Estate Office. He was a devout student of the Bible and had been a member at the Springtown Church and later the New Life Church. He enjoyed playing Dominoes and reading. He loved his family dearly and loved to watch his grandchildren at their different events.
He is survived by his wife, Rosella Evans of the home; six sons, David Evans and wife, Cheryl, their children, Tori and Logan of Grove, OK, Jerry Evans of Richardson, TX, Larry Evans of Chickasha, OK, Mark Long and wife, Donni of Miami, OK., Mike Long and wife, Debbie, and Rodney Long all of Siloam Springs; one sister, Corene Reynolds of Gravette, AR; 12 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren; along with a host of other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Wesley Evans and Rick Long; one brother, Donald Evans; one grandson, Derek Long; a daughter-in-law, Sandra Long and a great grandson, Coltrane Smith.
Visitation will be held Thursday, February 20, 2020 from 5:00pm-8:00pm at the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home.
The funeral service will be held on Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 3:00pm at The New Life Church in Siloam Springs with Pastor Tim Estes officiating. The burial will be held at Springtown Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home of Siloam Springs. To sign the online guestbook, please visit www.backstrom-pyeatte.com.
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