Ronald E. Evans, 64, of Lakeview, passed away Friday morning, March 13, 2015, at his home.
He was born Aug. 29, 1950, in Columbus, to the late Clarence R. and Evelyn Evans. On Oct. 14, 1995, he married the former Karen Hutchins Rockhold in Lakeview, and she preceded him in death Nov. 2, 2010. He also was preceded in death by two brothers, Maynard Evans Sr., and David R. Evans; and a stepdaughter, Kathy Rockhold.
He is survived by a stepdaughter, Cheryl (Jeff) Castle of Ada; two stepsons, Larry (Mary) Rockhold of Lakeview and Robert Lee Rockhold of Bellefontaine; five grandchildren, Robert Allen Rockhold, Carla Rockhold, Colin Rockhold, Lindsey Shirk and Conner Castle; a great-grandson; four siblings, Richard Evans of Hampton, Va., Larry (Chris) Evans of Sidney, Beverly (Tom) Christensen of Quincy and Dale (Linda) Evans of West Liberty; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Ron was a 1968 graduate of Graham High School in St. Paris. He worked at Mid-State Packaging in Lewistown for 27 years. He was a member of the Indian Lake Eagles Aeries 3615, and Indian Lake Moose Lodge 1533, both of Lakeview. Ron enjoyed playing softball, boating, bowling, watching sports — especially the Ohio State Buckeye, Cincinnati Reds and Bengals — and spending time with family and friends.
Pastor Matthew Evans officiates a funeral service at 11 a.m. Monday, March 16, 2015 at Shoffstall Funeral Home, 205 S. Main St., Lakeview, where visitation is from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 15. Burial is in Byhalia Cemetery.
Memorial Contribution may be given in his name to St. Rita’s Hospice, Lima.
Condolences may be expressed at shoffstallfuneralhome.com.