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David Evans

Posted By Cody Jones On October 24, 2017 @ 12:52 pm In Obituary | 3 Comments

David W. “Pookey” Evans, Baytown native and resident of College Station, TX, died on October 24th. He was 78.
Born in Mt. Pleasant, Texas, March 21, 1939, he moved with his parents from Pittsburgh, Texas, to Pelly—later to be incorporated along with Goose Creek into Baytown. He attended Baytown schools, graduating from Robert E. Lee in 1957, managing to become an Eagle Scout along the way. He enrolled at Texas A&M University in 1957, where he worked as a trainer under Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant. Leaving with the Class of ’61, he became a member of the Medical Corp in the U.S. Army, returning to the states from his assignment in Baumholder, Germany, to work for Humble Oil out of Grand Isle, Louisiana. Life in the Gulf was short-lived, and Evans returned and settled in Baytown, joining Herbert-Hauser Insurance Agency and establishing roots with his family. He remained in Baytown as an independent insurance agent and continued his business in College Station when he relocated in 2010.
Known by many as “Pookey,” Evans was involved in numerous civic endeavors throughout his life. He was an active member of the Baytown Jaycees, becoming President in 1966, later becoming Vice President of the Texas chapter. He was a Baytown City Councilman, state director for the Jaycees, as well as a state director in the Junior Chamber of Commerce. He was a driving force in the establishment of the first Ross S. Sterling High School’s booster club and kept that spirit and drive in his later years as a member and then president of the Baytown A&M Club. He was recognized by the Texas A&M Association of Former Students for leading the efforts of the Baytown A&M Club to send student organizers of the “Red, White, and Blue Out” project to New York where they presented NY police and firefighters with a check for nearly $200,000. Evans has left an indelible impression on all who encountered him during his long and productive service as a community leader and motivator, a steward of service and civic responsibility.
He is survived by his children, daughter Lisa Evans Boudreaux and sons, Evan David Boudreaux, Kyle Bryant Joseph Boudreaux, and Reese Thomas Leonard; son David M. “Bubba” Evans; David A. Baker and grandson Ryan Baker; Kimber R. Baker and wife Laura and grandson Caleb; Jack S. Baker and wife Kim (Kluch) Baker, and granddaughters Taylor Baker and Clayton Baker; Andy K. Baker and wife Mary (Hadayia) and granddaughters Julie Ann Baker and Shawna Maxey and grandsons Stephen Ellis wife Beckie (Davis) Ellis and John Roth Baker and wife Chelsea; Roy C. Baker; and Gladys Baker Pace, husband Matt Pace, and grandchildren Nick Pace and AlexAnne Pace. He has fourteen great-grandchildren. He is the brother of Theresa Rodgers and brother-in-law Dennis Rodgers, residents of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Nancy Evans Buzbee and brother-in-law Rex Buzbee, Betty Evans Choate and brother-in-law John Choate, and Carl W. Evans and sister-in-law Cheryl Evans, all from Baytown. He is also survived by wife, Carolyn Williams Evans, and her sons Brock Avery of Bristol, Tennessee, and Brad Williams of College Station. He was preceded in death by his parents Florence (McGahee ) and J.C. Mitchell, long-time residents of Larose, Louisiana, and David W. and Louise Evans of Baytown.
A memorial service will be held at 10 AM Friday, November 3rd, at Navarre’s Funeral Home with the Rev. Roy Cloudt officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made toward a commemorative fund to be established by his children in his name. Contact can be made to the attention of Lisa Evans Boudreaux, 915 Sixth Street, Morgan City, LA, 70380, lisaboudreaux@tpsd.org, 985.232.0259, or Facebook Lisa Boudreaux.

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Condolence from Jimmy Bevers on October 25th, 2017 7:43 am

David was a friend, and a good man. One of those friends that brought joy whenever he was around. I will miss David and think of him often. Here.

Condolence from Dave Lyons on October 27th, 2017 8:23 am

David was a true Aggie. Believed in the University, loyal and always wore A&M clothing. He was a good guy who enjoyed having fun and being with friends. Aggieland lost a faithful friend.

Condolence from David and Barbara Russell on October 30th, 2017 10:05 pm

Oh my Carolyn, We were so sad to hear about David. When I saw you’ll about two weeks ago, he looked better than I had seen him in a couple of years. Someone from Baytown came in and told David. We were so sad as I know you are. You’ll were a match made in heaven. Pookie, as we called him, was the most unique individual I think we have ever known, loved the man from the bottom of our hearts. He will be missed so much. Sending you a big hug and a special prayer at this time. So sorry for your loss and hope time will heal and the wonderful memories will replace the sadness. Love to you and the family at this time. Barbara and David Russell

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