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John Thomas “JT” Evans, Jr.

September 28, 1931 - December 12, 2020

U.S. Veteran

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday December 21, 2020 at Tharp Funeral Home Lynchburg.

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John Thomas “JT” Evans, Jr., 89, of Lynchburg died Saturday, December 12, 2020. He was the husband of the late Ruth Brown Evans.

John was born September 28, 1931 in San Antonio, Texas the son of the late John Thomas Evans, Sr. and the late Pearl Heard Wilkinson Evans.

John graduated from Texas Military Institute in 1949.  He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1949-1953. Following his discharge from the Marine Corps, he graduated from Washington & Lee University in 1957. While at W&L, John met the love of his life Ruth Merle Brown and they were married in June of 1957. John retired from Rubatex Corp. in Bedford, VA after working there from 1963-1992.

Survived by his two sons: Craig Beresford Evans of Richmond and Jeffrey Cromwell Evans (wife Sharee Goldenberg Evans) of Lynchburg. Also survived by two grandchildren: Cole Evans of Richmond and Erin Iva Coates of Lynchburg. John particularly loved his extended family, which included Donna Goldenberg and Daniele Mason. He was a devoted member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Lynchburg. He considered all who attended Westminster to be part of his family, as well, and he eagerly anticipated fellowship and worship each Sunday.

We are grateful to the Rev. Kristie M. Miles for her love and support to John and our family. We are also grateful for Meals on Wheels as they provided food and fellowship.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday December 21, 2020 at Tharp Funeral Home Lynchburg. A memorial service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, December 28, 2020 at Westminster Presbyterian Church.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1022 Floyd St. Lynchburg, VA 24501.

Tharp Funeral Home and Crematory, Lynchburg (434-237-9424) is assisting the family.

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