Dr. John Wynford Bevan, PhD.
April 16, 1946 – April 23, 2016
Dr. Bevan, 70, of College Station, passed away on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at the Hospice Brazos Valley Inpatient Facility in Bryan. His memorial service will be at 2:30p.m. Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at First Baptist Church in Bryan where he was a long time member. A private interment will be held at the College Station Memorial Cemetery Aggie Field Of Honor. Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral Home and Crematory.
John Bevan was born in the United Kingdom on April 16, 1946 to Thomas Benjamin and Gwenyth Bevan. From the time he was very young his parents impressed on him the importance of education and his love of learning followed him throughout his life. After earning a Bachelor of Science from the University of Wales, he graduated from the University of Surrey with a Masters degree and then obtained his PhD at University College London in 1975. While there he won the Ramsay medal which has been awarded annually since 1923 to the top postgraduate student studying in their final year in the UCL Department of Chemistry. He continued his postgraduate work at Rice University and then joined the Chemistry Department at Texas A&M in 1978. He received awards for both teaching and research and was named to the Davidson Chair in the College of Science in 2005. Although he was an accomplished scientist, one of his favorite bible verses was Jeremiah 9:24 “but let the one who boasts boast about this: that they have the understanding to know me, that I am the LORD, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight.”
Surviving him are his wife of 25 years Jennifer P. Bevan; his children Gareth and wife Heba Bevan of London, England, Carol Bevan of Houston, Stacey Bevan of Boston, MA, Kirsten Bevan and Ryan Bevan of College Station; and his granddaughter Anwen Bevan of London, England.
In lieu of flowers his family asked that your memorial donations be given to Texas A&M University Chemistry Road Show Endowment, the JW Kornegay Scholarship Fund at First Baptist Church Bryan or a charity of your choice.
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