Gene Huey Evan, age 78, of Madisonville
Gene Huey Evans
BELLEDEAU - A Graveside Memorial Service for Gene Huey Evans will be held on Sunday November 13, 2016 at 2 p.m. at the Belledeau Baptist Cemetery - 1204 Highway 114 (Belledeau Hwy)- Hessmer, LA - 71341. Arrangements are under the direction of Melancon Funeral Home, Bunkie.
Gene Evans, age 78, passed from this life on Monday, October 31, 2016 at his home in Madisonville due to a short illness. He was born on May 11,1938 in Belledeau. He is preceded in death by his parents, Hugh Evans of Jena and Neze Dauzat Evans of Echo.
Gene spent his years as a transportation driver hauling building materials, automobiles, oil field equipment and various other commodities across the U.S. Over his career, he logged over 150,000 miles. He truly enjoyed his many hunting trips with his grandson, and numerous lunch outings with his granddaughter. For 39 years he was a resident of Jefferson Parish where he raised his children, and then he and his wife moved to Madisonville 13 years ago. He was a member of Sons of Confederate Veterans, General Nathan Bedford Forrest Camp 1931, and a member of Teamster Local Union.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Diana Dupont Evans, a native of Cottonport; his three daughters, Pamela (Gerard) Herty of St. Tammany Parish, Sherri (Darrell) Dragon of St.Tammany Parish and Gwen (Brian) DaLeo of Jefferson Parish; and his sister, Mary (Jay) Littleton of Polland; his grandchildren, Corie Dragon (Bruce) Johnson, Daniel P. Dragon, Nicole DaLeo; and his great-grandchild, Oliver Bendana.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the La. Division Sons of Confederate Veterans ( ATTN: Large Flag Fund) - P.O. Box 8428 - Shreveport La. 71148-8428 in memory of Gene Evans.