Gilbert "Wig" Wayne Evans, 88, of Louisville, passed away peacefully on November 13. He was an Army veteran of World War II, having been a Purple Heart recipient, a member of VFW Post #1170 and a retiree of General Electric. Mr. Evans helped found the Eastwood Fire Department and served as a volunteer firefighter for 50 years, including 14 years as chief. He was born in Louisville December 11, 1925 the son of the late Beauford M. & Anna Mae Sturgeon Evans.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Evans is preceded in death by his brothers Kenneth Evans and Lewis Evans; sister Lelia Amedie; grandson Larry "Bubby" Shuck II. Mr. Evans leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife of 68 years, Alice Katherine Evans; daughter Cheryl Ann Shuck (Larry); grandson Kevin Wayne Shuck (Jessica); two great-grandchildren Katelyn and Baby Shuck; sister Lucille Clark.
A service celebrating Mr. Evan's life will be held 10:00 am Tuesday, November 18 at Louisville Memorial Gardens Funeral Home East, 11601 Ballardsville Rd. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 Monday at the funeral home.
The family has suggested memorials to Hosparus.
Condolences may be made at www.lmgfuneralhomeeast.com
Monday, November 17th, 2014 5:00pm - 8:00pm, Louisville Memorial Gardens Funeral Home East
Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 10:00am, Louisville Memorial Gardens Funeral Home East
Louisville Memorial Gardens East