Jerry Lynn Evans, 61, of Amarillo, passed away on Tuesday April 27, 2021 in Amarillo. Celebration of Life Services will be 10:00 AM Monday May 3, 2021 at MORE Church, 5511 Amarillo Blvd. West, with Pastor John Donnerberg officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Cox-Rowley funeral home.
Jerry was born February 3, 1960 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Roscoe and Jeanne Evans. Jerry met his sweetheart, Jan Wright when they attended MidAmerican Nazarene University. He proposed to her at the college and they married on August 2, 1980 in Sublette, Kansas. Jerry and Jan have spent 41 unpredictable and fun years together and his laughter and smile she will remember forever. Jerry grew up working with his father and brother in the construction business and learned many valuable lessons which he carried with him throughout his life. He worked as a real estate appraiser and owned Evans Appraisal Service here in Amarillo. Jerry was an entrepreneur at heart, hardworking, and dedicated to the end. Jerry enjoyed flipping houses and building whatever he set his hands to. He was a fixer. Jerry never met a stranger; he took great pride in relationships and cared greatly for others. His generosity and larger than life presence could fill any room, big or small. Jerry was known as a father figure to many; he took several young boys and turned them into strong and successful men.
Jerry enjoyed riding his motorcycle, playing basketball, and spending time with his family. He had a competitive spirit and had a way of turning everything up a notch. Jerry loved the open water and enjoyed swimming, whether at the lake or in the ocean. Jerry was very spontaneous, and it brought him much joy to try new things. One of his favorite things to do was find a new lunch spot every day. Jerry was a generous, one-of-a-kind person who loved giving back to people in need. His genuine and creative heart led him to do things like "Hams for Hugs" with his family, giving out hams in exchange for hugs at Thanksgiving time. This was one of the many lessons Jerry taught to his family, one of generosity and giving to those in need. Many people also sought advice from Jerry as he was many people's "go to" person when they had a question about business or life.
Jerry loved his family and everything he did was for them. He will be remembered not only as a hard working father, but a dedicated one as well. There was never a doubt how much those in his life were valued and loved. Jerry was always present in his children's lives and above everything else, he loved spending time with them. He was a kid at heart, and that made him the world's best "Ace" to his grandkids. He loved his wife unconditionally and was a steady partner throughout their marriage. Jerry loved hard and it was clear throughout their marriage that their bond was strong. Who he was will live on in the lives and hearts of many.
Jerry was preceded in death by his mother, Jeanne Evans.
Survivors include his wife Jan Evans of the home; his father, Roscoe Evans and wife Cindy; three daughters, Whitney McKnight and husband Chris of Arkansas, Chloe Waldrip and husband Landry and Reagan Rittenberry and husband Blake all of Amarillo; one brother, Rocky Gene Evans; four grandchildren, Wyatt McKnight, Lynnix Waldrip, Witten Waldrip and Burke Waldrip.
Memorials may be made to the Jerry Evans Benefit account at Amarillo National Bank or to the Jerry Evans Memorial fund. https://www.gofundme.com/f/jerry-evans-memorial
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