Billy Gene Evans, 78, of Argyle, Texas, went to Glory on Saturday, July 26, 2014. He was born in Fannin County near Telephone, Texas, September 5, 1935, to Willie Thomas and Josie Marie (Lankford) Evans. He attended schools in Texas at Bigbee Community, Telephone, Paris, as well as Gila Bend, Arizona. He graduated from Denton Senior High School, Denton, Texas, in 1954. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany from 1955-1957 and in the Army Reserve until 1963. He attended the University of Maryland in the Overseas Program. He married Evelyn Maxine Robinson December 2, 1956, in the Argyle Baptist Church. He accepted Christ in 1956. He lived his Christianity in a quiet way serving those in need with a tender heart. He worked 26 years as a pressman at Moore Business Forms, managed his rental property, partnership of a honey business. He was also a cattleman.
Bill loved his family, working with his hands, and being outdoors with nature. Favorite activities included fishing and hunting with friends, hiking in the woods and the mountains, and bluegrass festivals, as well as traveling across the country in an RV.
Bill is survived by his wife, Maxine, of Argyle; sons, Randel Kent Evans of Alvin, Texas, and Cary Brent Evans of Denton; brothers, Roger Lynn Evans and wife Linda of Monks Town, Texas, and David Glenn Evans of Oklahoma; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death are his parents; sisters, Ella Dell McIrath and Carol Dean Underhill; and brothers, Charles Thomas Evans and Doyle Ray Evans.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 30, from 6 - 8 P.M. at Mulkey-Mason Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held Thursday, July 31, at 10:00 A.M. at the First Baptist Church in Argyle. Burial will follow at Prairie Mound Cemetary in Argyle. Pall bearers are: Gary Brown, Burt Bland, Buddy Crisp, Lance Eaker, Gerald Evans, Lee Gibbons, Danny Henderson, and Morgan Herd. Honorary Pall Bearers are Buck Elliott, Glenn Inman, and David Robinson.