Funeral service for Floyd “Pete” Leon Evans, 82, of Fletcher, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, at Fletcher First Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Fletcher Cemetery under the direction of Fletcher Funeral Home. Visitation was held from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday. The family will greet friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Pete was called home to be with God on Nov. 26, 2020. He was born Sept. 21, 1938, in Rock Springs, Wyoming, to Oscar and Helen Evans. He graduated from Pinedale High School in Pinedale, Wyoming, and began his studies at the University of Wyoming, where he graduated with a B.S. in electrical engineering in 1961. Soon after graduation, he joined the Army as a 2nd Lieutenant. Pete served during the Cuban Crisis and served a hardship tour in Turkey. He then went on to attend the University of Texas at El Paso, where he graduated with an M.S. in computer science. Pete acquired a class Q security clearance – one of the highest held clearance levels in relation to national security. He also helped write the computer program that operates the attachment points on the International Space Station.
Pete met Sharon on a blind date in Lawton in June 1965, and they were married in Ft. Sill on Oct. 15, 1965. He retired from the military as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1981. His hobbies included traveling to watch his grandchildren play sports, gathering hay for his cows and horses, playing golf, working on the computer writing programs, having communion with his wife Sharon, and Skype meetings with his brothers and sisters every Sunday. At 82 years old, he continued to work hard every day doing company bookwork, filing paperwork and continuing to be a rock for his family. He was a humble, kind, loving, hardworking, and special man. He will be loved and missed by all who were blessed to meet him.
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” — Joshua 1:9.
Survivors include his wife Sharon Evans; his brother, Jack Evans and his wife, Beverly; his sister, Evelyn Lohman; sister-in-law, Helen Evans; children, Tammy Zukerman and her husband, Chuck, Toni Thornton and her husband, Randy, Angelica Evans, Pamela Gomez and her husband, Uziel, Amanda Karbowski and her husband, Evan, and Jose Evans; grandchildren, Josh Zukerman, Justin Evans, Tyler Zukerman, Brooke Zukerman, Sara Zukerman, Blake Baxter, Alanna Gomez, Gavin Gomez, Isaac Soto Evans, Bianca Karbowski, Amelia Karbowski, Aaliyah Evans, and Addie Evans; great-grandchildren, Skyler Halbrooks, Brody Zukerman, Holden Zukerman, and Cheyenne Evans
He is preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Helen Evans; brothers, Dick Evans and Bob Evans; his sister, Treva Button and her husband, Ralph.
An Online Guestbook is available at FletcherAndElginFuneral.com.