Arthur “Art” G. Evans, 77, of Lattasburg, passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2022 at Wooster Community Hospital following a period of declining health.
Art was born December 16, 1945 in Barberton to Arthur and Helen Evans.
He graduated from Barberton High School in 1965, where he was a stand out on the school’s football team. After high school, he worked at Firestone Tire for 16 years and later worked for the Ohio Department of Transportation for 27 years, retiring in 2013.
Art was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a die-hard Ohio sports fan, especially the Cleveland Browns. He also loved Jimmy Buffet music, the ocean, his boat, camping with his friends and Barberton Chicken.
He is survived by his wife, Cheryl, whom he married October 21, 2005; her children Ken (Amanda) Becker and Kathy (Mike) Smith; his son Brian (Rachel) Evans; two granddaughters and a dear friend Tony Breeden.
Art was the love of Cheryl’s life and will be deeply missed.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers and a sister.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, January 2, 2023 at 11:00 AM at St. Mary Catholic Church, 527 Beall Ave., Wooster with Rev. Stephen Moran as celebrant. Interment will follow in Sherwood Memorial Gardens.
Friends will be received one hour prior to the service at the church.
McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.
The family would like to thank the nurses and staff in the Wooster Community Hospital for their dedicated care over the last few weeks.
In lieu of flowers, Art’s wish was the donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital Memorial Giving Fund, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.