James Orval Evans Sr., 69

James Orval Evans Sr., 69, of Allegan, passed away Monday, June 9, 2014, at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. He was born Feb. 28, 1945, in Kalamazoo, the son of Orval Evans and Mary Edna (Harrington) Sanders.  
James will be remembered for loving to sing his southern gospel as well as loving to watch his grandkids play sports. He was a long-time member of the M-40 North Church of God, Allegan. He was also a long-time member of the Moose Lodge.  
James is survived by his children, Brenda Lee (Jess) Evans Noel, Tina Marie Evans Washburn, Rhonda Lynn (Bruce) Evans Shoemaker, James Orval (Lori) Evans Jr. and Teresa Joy Evans Taylor; his 14 grandchildren, Daniel, Alicia, Makenna, Matthew, Meaghan, Cody, Ryan, Zachary, Brady, Courtney (Dustin), Eric, Krista, Gavin and Stacy; his six great-grandchildren, Alex, Lillian, Alexis, Kaylee, Evan and Dylan; and his brothers, Robert (Marti) Evans, Sonny (Pat) Evans and Richard (Kay) Evans.  
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Orval Evans Jr., David Evans, Bruce Evans, Burl Evans and Merl Evans; and his sister Violet Mollitor.  
Friends may visit with the family on Thursday, June 12, from 12 to 2 p.m. at Gorden Funeral Residence, Allegan Chapel, until the time of the funeral at 2 p.m. Pastor Nathan Strom will be officiating. Interment will be at Hudson Corners, Allegan Township.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 208 S. LaSalle St., Suite 1500, Chicago, Ill. 60604-1242.  
Arrangements are being provided by Gorden Funeral Residence, Allegan Chapel, www.gordenfuneral.com.

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