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Wayne Evans

Funeral service for Wayne Edward Evans of Gordonville was held Friday, July 30, 2021, at 2:30 p.m. at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson. Interment followed in Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson.

Wayne, 79, peacefully passed away Sunday, July 25, 2021, at his home in Gordonville. He was born Nov. 20, 1941, to Newton Samuel Evans and Gertrude Louise (Johnson) Evans. He and Nancy White of Chaffee were married Sept. 22, 1962.

Wayne attended St. Paul Lutheran School and graduated from Oak Ridge High School. He was a machinist at Jackson Auto Parts for 36 years before retiring from Southeast Missouri State University, Grounds and Maintenance Department, where he was able to work doing his two favorite hobbies – yard work and mechanics.

He loved spending time with family and beautifying his own yard, planting trees and shrubs for the next generation. His grand project was a full restoration of a 1961 MGA Roadster.

Loving survivors are his wife of 59 years, daughters, Tammy (Steve) Obermann of Cape Girardeau and Michelle Evans (Jennifer Drury) of Whitewater, grandchildren, Rhett (Brooke) Obermann and Regan (Cory) Yeates, all of Cape Girardeau and Catherine (Michael) Regna of St. Charles, three great-granddaughters, Charlee and Raelynn Regna of St. Charles and Riley Wayne Obermann of Cape Girardeau, brothers, Ted (Mary) Evans of Michigan and Ken Evans of Oak Ridge and several brother and sister-in-laws and nieces and nephews and the family’s four-year-old Border Collie, Chris, the most intuitive dog ever. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Robert Evans of Michigan and Michael Evans of Florida.

The family kindly suggest memorial contributions be made to Adult and Teen Challenge of Mid-America, Cape Girardeau or charity of donor’s choice.

To send an online condolence to the family, visit; then click on the tribute wall of Wayne’s personal obituary.

Jay Forness covers education, county government and community events for The Cash-Book Journal. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in multimedia journalism and has lived in Jackson for the past five years. He can be reached at

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