Wayne Evans, age 78, of Columbus, Ohio passed away peacefully surrounded by family on February 12, 2020. He was born on July 16, 1941 to parents Clarence and Margaret (Barnes) Evans in Evansville, Indiana.
Throughout life Wayne was involved in many different organizations, in his younger years he served in the Indiana National Guard, and was the Scoutmaster for both of his son’s troops, where he supported them through all the way to Eagle Scouts. Wayne was also a member of the Reed Lodge #316 F&AM in Evansville, Indiana, and the Sunrise Lodge #783 F&AM in Columbus, Ohio, for over fifty years. He was also a founding member of the Buckeye Santas Group, where he enjoyed the fellowship of other Santas, where he was known as “the real Santa”.
Wayne is preceded in death by his parents Clarence and Margaret Evans. He is survived by his wife of 24 years Carol (Cohagan) Evans, sons Jason (Katrina) Evans, and Justin (Elyssa) Evans, Step-children Cindi (Bob) Parkinson, James (Kathy) Wilson Jr., and Bill (Tina) Wilson, sister Janice (Clinton) Heuring, brothers Mark Evans, and Randall Evans, 14 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, numerous nephews and cousins, as well as many friends.
The family would like to express a very special thank you to everyone at Heartland Hospice for the amazing care they provided for Wayne and Carol, they will always hold a special place in their hearts.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making contributions to the family by visiting any Chase Bank, give them either Wayne E. Evans or Carol L. Evans name and the number 43207 for them to pull up the account.
Services will be held at the Shaw-Davis Funeral Homes Clintonville Chapel, 4341 N. High St, Columbus, Ohio 43214. The family will receive guests on Friday February 21, 2020 from 3-7 pm, as well as from 12-2:30 pm on Saturday February 22, 2020, with the service to begin at 2:30 pm.