John Lloyd Evans was born to John R. and Callie (Ross) Evans on December 25, 1927 in Johnson County, Nebraska. He grew up in the Vesta community and graduated from Vesta High School in 1946.
He was united in marriage to Shirley Clark on September 11, 1949 at Shirley’s parents, Dave and Nellie Clark’s home. To this union were born two sons, John David and Terry Lee.
Lloyd as he was known, served his country at the end of the Korean Conflict from April 15, 1952 to his honorable discharge on March 11, 1954. He learned heavy equipment operation while in the service and also used that knowledge occasionally in civilian life later.
Lloyd was a lifelong farmer and began farming with his father. Farming was his first love and he raised corns, beans, alfalfa, sheep, cattle, pigs and chickens, along with faithful assistance from his wife Shirley. Shirley and Lloyd celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in 2019.
Lloyd served as a dedicated member of the Vesta Cemetery Board for many years. He and Shirley kept the books and Lloyd staked out many graves and monuments with assistance of the other board members. In his later years, Lloyd enjoyed woodworking, and tinkering in his shop. He was very good at repairing things. He loved his Ford cars and his International tractors. Vacations for Lloyd and Shirley were often taken to visit family members.
Lloyd passed away on his farm on July 19, 2020 at the age of 92 years.
He is survived by his wife Shirley of Tecumseh, sons, John David Evans and wife Lois of Lincoln and Terry L. Evans and wife Cathy of Waverly, grandchildren, Jodi Landmesser and husband T. J of Bellevue, John Nicholas Evans and wife Lena of Hickman and Andrew and Ryan Evans of Waverly, brother, Jack Evans of Adams and numerous nieces and nephews.
Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Jim and Chuck Evans.
Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., with family greeting friends from 6-8 p.m., Friday, July 24, 2020 at the Wherry Mortuary, Tecumseh, Nebraska
Memorials may go to the Vesta Cemetery Association.
Inurnment will be at the Vesta Cemetery, rural Vesta, Nebraska at a later date.
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