Alec Deleon Evans
Alec Deleon Evans
  • August 6, 1946 - November 28, 2017
  • Chapin, South Carolina

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CHAPIN - Alec Deleon Evans, 71 went home to be with the Lord on November 28, 2017 in Columbia, S.C.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Grace Point Church in Irmo, S.C. The family will receive friends from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service at the church. Burial will follow at Bush River Memorial Gardens.

Al was born August 6, 1946 in Florence County to William and Margie Evans. He grew up working on tobacco farms and roofing with his father and brothers.

He graduated from Lake City High School in 1966. He was called to serve in Vietnam with the 552nd Military Police Company from 1966-67. He attended Trident Technical College and graduated with a degree in Nuclear Health Physics. He worked for SCE&G until he retired in 2001.

Al enjoyed playing gospel music for the elderly, volunteering with the Good News Club in local schools, singing in the choir at Riverland Hills Baptist Church, and spending time with his wife, three daughters and their families. Al had a strong faith in Jesus Christ and notes Psalm 23 as a comfort to him during his service in Vietnam. Al enjoyed spending time with many others besides his family. He often grilled his famous chicken and took folks for rides on Lake Murray in his Tri-toon boat. Al was a good listener and had the rare gift of speaking God’s truth with humility and compassion. All who knew Al speak about his kindness, and the way he gave his time to help others fix and install just about anything, and how he taught many people to water ski.

The family would like to thank the many medical staff who cared for Al and all the prayer warriors who prayed for him throughout his battle with cancer.

In addition to his parents he is predeceased by his siblings, James Evans, Louie Evans, JW Evans and Mary Evans Tyner.

Survivors include his sister, Connie Mae Barfield, brother Jimmy Evans, wife Charlotte Carpenter Evans, three daughters, Addie Jo Cooper, Lottie Moody and Corrie Barkdull, their husbands, Sean Cooper, Chris Moody, Daniel Barkdull and his five grandchildren, Emerson, Wyatt, Colt, Lucy and David Alec.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Child Evangelism Fellowship-Good News Club, Reconcile the City: a chaplain ministry to police officers led by his nephew Curt Snead and his wife Lanaea. - or the family scholarship at Columbia International University- Sells/Carpenter scholarship.

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