Bruce E. Evans, 56, of Altamont, died at 10:55 p.m. on Tuesday, July 15, 2008, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday at Kull Funeral Chapel in Altamont. Burial will be in Funkhouser Cemetery in Effingham at a later date. Visitation will be held from noon-3 p.m. on Saturday at the chapel. Memorials: Explorer Post No. 176, Altamont Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 7676 or donors choice.
Mr. Evans was born on Aug. 2, 1951, at Fayette County Hospital in Vandalia, the son of Carl Wayne C.W. and Betty Jo Scrivner Evans.
He spent some of his younger years growing up in St. Elmo, then moved with his family to Altamont. He graduated from Altamont High School in 1969 and attended Kaskaskia College for one year. He was employed at numerous businesses besides the family business, B&W Tavern, including Stuckeys Pecan Shoppe (in high school, the Altamont Light Plant and as a draftsman at Best Homes in Effingham. He then worked for Otis Engineering at wellheld locations in Oklahoma and at Rick Jones Auto Sales in Oklahoma City, Okla., where his relationship changed his Christian life. Upon returning to Altamont, he was employed by Boos Butcher Block in Effingham as a truck driver, at Doug Stone Painting and Sandblasting, and at Kull Furniture Galleries and Kull Funeral Homes, both in Altamont, for numerous years and lastly, at Cheek Construction in Florida, where his manual-labor career ended with an acute foot injury. He was a member of St. Matthews Christian Church in Oklahoma City, Okla.
He is survived by his mother, of Altamont; brother, Carl Phillip Evans and friend Liza Kuhl of Altamont; nephews, Alexander Cole Evans of Beecher City, Clayton Wayne Evans of Beecher City and Chase Alexander Evans of Altamont; and several cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, father, an infant child and a brother, Stephen DeWain Evans.