Farming Rural 04

Ernest Evans

October 21, 1934 ~ April 11, 2022 (age 87)


Ernest Wayne Evans, 87, of Oakland, MD, passed away Monday, April 11, 2022, in Morgantown, WV. Born October 21,1934, in Horse Shoe Run, West Virginia. He was the son of the late Wilber and Bessie (Winters) Evans.

Wayne attended Pine Grove Church. He retired from Shaffer Ford Sales after over 40 years of service. He started as a mechanic and retired from the parts department. Wayne never met a stranger and lived up to his nickname of "Windy". He enjoyed farming, bluegrass music, and all sorts of sports, especially basketball and baseball, which he played at the Aurora High School. He loved going to auctions, especially the Preston County Livestock Auction in Terra Alta, where he was known to help them out from time to time.

He will be sadly missed by his children, Sue Evans of Corinth, WV, Kim Stahl and husband Kevin of Oakland, MD, Bonnie Evans and significant other, Mike Lecrone of York, PA, Dennis Evans of Grafton, WV, and Kelley Evans of Edgewood, MD; three granddaughters, Alisha Stahl, of Oakland, MD, Hannah Heard and husband Matt, of Wakeman, OH, and Malachia Evans of Greenbrier, TN; two grandsons, Jacob and Josiah Evans and their mother Chris of Terra Alta, WV, one great-granddaughter, Elliana Heard along with a host of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Nora (Opel) Evans on January 29, 2021; four brothers, Darwin, Ralph, Cecil and Harold; five sisters, Grace Harsh, Gladys Hauser, Hilda Holland, Ruby Skinner and Nina Wallace. Wayne was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

A joint celebration of life for Wayne and Nora will be held at a later date. Donations may be made to the Oakland Volunteer Fire Dept. P.O. Box 43 Oakland, MD 21550 or the Southern Garrett Rescue Squad P.O. Box 378 Oakland, MD 21550 or donate online to in memory of Wayne and Nora. The C & S Fredlock Funeral Home, P.A. honored to be serving the Evans family at this time.

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