Gerald Edward Evans

March 5, 1940 ~ January 17, 2018 (age 77)

     Gerald Edward Evans, 77 of Rosemount, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 at Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth. He was born on March 5, 1940 in Ironton, the son of the late Roy Edward Evans and Avanelle Haynes Jordan. Gerald was also preceded in death by his wife, Lola Jean Evans whom he married on July 3, 1960 in Portsmouth and 2 brothers, Larry and Ted Evans. He was a retired self-employed contractor.

     Gerald is survived by 4 daughters, Kim (Chick) Lawson of Lucasville, Gina (Saro) Sarajlic of Portsmouth, Deborah (Ronnie) Swords of Westerville and Barb Sperry of Portsmouth; 8 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren; one sister, Joanna (Jerry) Bowen of Westchester; sister-in-law, Laura Evans of Charlestown, Indiana; one brother, Billy Ray Evans and several nieces and nephews.

     A memorial service will be held at noon on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 at the Portsmouth Baptist Church in Rosemount with Pastor Mike Phillips officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 11 until the service hour on Monday. The family would also like to extend a special thank you to the staff at SOMC Dialysis Clinic for the great care provided. Condolences may be sent to the family at

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