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William James Evans III

Obituary for William James Evans III

November 6, 2019


William James Evans III, 72 of Philadelphia, passed away at his home on November 6th 2019, surrounded by his loving family. William was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He was a big fan of country music, enjoyed cooking, and loved watching sports. Even though he was a fan of his Philadelphia teams, the Eagles and Phillies, no sporting event could draw him in as much as the ARMY-NAVY game at the end of the college football season "GO ARMY, BEAT NAVY". But most of all he loved taking long train rides to new places and seeing the ever-changing scenery. One train ride in particular when William and his wife Helene rode cross country from Philadelphia to California on their way to Hawaii.

William is a U.S. ARMY veteran, who served his country for over 11 years. Being stationed at multiple locations, foreign and domestic.

William is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Helene Anne (Kopaz) Evans. He is also survived by his children William James Evans IV, Regina Evans, Jennifer Applegate, Jacob Evans, Jason Evans, Jessica King, and Joshua Evans. A loving grandfather of 17 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Wayne Evans.

William is preceded in death by his mother, Elaine Ruth (Downing) Evans, and father, William James Evans JR.

A life celebration for William will be held on Tuesday November 12th, 2019 at 1:00 pm, with visitation beginning at 12:00 pm. Military honors will follow William's life celebration held at Dean-Geitner-Givnish Funeral Home, at 7900 Oxford Ave, Philadelphia Pa. 19111.

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7900 Oxford Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19111
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