Michael "Odel" Evans passed this life on Sunday, January 26, 2020 at NHC in Smithville. Born March 2, 1955 in McMinnville, TN to his parents, the late James Floyd and Edith Eleanor Young Evans. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Dewayne Evans. He was a Christian, a lifetime nursery worker, devoted son, loyal friend, argumentative brother, loving father, and adoring grandfather. He is survived by his son, Jason and Wife, Sharon Evans of Smithville; grandchildren, Sylvia Mae and Wade Webster Evans; brother, Phillip and wife, Linda Evans of Smithville; nephew, Timothy D. and wife, Charlotte Evans; and caring life long friends. Michael "Odel" Evans was a dry witted, patient, with a gentle spirit. He loved feeding his birds, tending to his peach trees, cooking out, shooting basketball. He will be missed. Funeral services will be 2:PM Thursday, January 30, 2020 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Elder Ricky Arnold officiating and burial will follow in New Bildad Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday 4:PM until 8:PM and Thursday 11:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. A special "Thank You" to the loving, caring professional staff from Suncrest Home Health, St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital, NHC and Caris Healthcare. Donations in memory of Michael may be made to New Bildad Cemetery Fund, Haven of Hope of DeKalb County or DeKalb Funeral Chapel to assist in funeral arrangements. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
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