Judge Robert G (Bob) Evans
   By: MageeNews.com  


Robert G. Evans, 13th Circuit Court Judge, died Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at St. Dominicís Hospital following a brief illness. Judge Evans was born on January 11, 1949 in Scott County Hospital, Morton, Mississippi.

Reared in Smith County, Bobís family later moved to Magee, where he graduated from high school. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Mississippi and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1974.

Following a stint in private practice, Evans was elected to the office of District Attorney, 13th Circuit Court, (Simpson, Smith, Covington, and Jasper Counties), 1980 through 1991, after which he was elected Circuit Judge in which capacity he served from February, 1991 until the present.

Evans, also, served as Chairman for the Mississippi Conference of Circuit Court Judges from 2002-2003; was a member of the American Law Institute, and Mensa Society.

Sparked by his interest in religions, Judge Evans wrote The Seven Messianic Festivals, (which related traditional Old Testament Jewish festivals to Christianity). He, also, authored The 16th Mississippi Infantry: Civil War Letters and Reminiscences, published by the University Press of Mississippi in 2002. This endeavor won Evans the Mississippi Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, General William D,.McCain Publication Award. He was chosen to read excerpts from this work at the Southern Festival of Books in Nashville, Tennessee.

A longtime member of Sardis Baptist Church in Smith County, Bob served as a member of the Executive Committee, a deacon, and Sunday School teacher.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Paula Pitts Evans, and is survived by his parents, Gaynell and Mary Evans of Taylorsville; a brother, Mac his wife Emily and nephews Zachary and Dylan, also of Taylorsville; a sister, Wanda Boyles her husband, Mark, a nephew Bret and his wife Kristy and great-nephew Parker of Arlington, VA ; and a niece Bethany Boyles Seal and her husband Jeb of Hattiesburg.

Judge Evans donated his body to the University of Mississippi Medical Center for research. A memorial service will be held on Friday, July 23, 2010 at 10:00 a. m. at the Smith County Court House in Raleigh, Mississippi.

In lieu of flower, memorials may be sent to the Gaynell and Mary Evans Honorary Scholarship Fund, Taylorsville First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 357, Taylorsville, Mississippi 39168
  7 Comments on "Judge Robert G (Bob) Evans "

  1. On 7/15/2010 11:55:00 PM David Robinson Said:

I am remembering Mac and his family in my prayers. YITB, DR.
  2. On 7/16/2010 12:24:00 PM Kelli Smith MD. and Spouse Steven Summers Said:

You will be missed and Loved dearly! you are now reunited with your beloved wife. We pray for your wonderful family, and adore your mother and father, may GOD bless them both.

Steven and Kelli SmithMD/Summers

  3. On 7/17/2010 10:22:00 AM Bill Thames Said:

Bob,a best friend,will be missed by more people than he could imagine. You and Paula can now resume your travels that you missed so dearly. Good bye friend...we shall visit again!
  4. On 7/21/2010 3:50:00 PM P. Spencer Said:

I never knew Robert personally, but I know because of his strong values and ability to persevere he and his fellow re-founding members made it possible for many young men to call CHI PSI (Alpha Gamma) Home. Robert you will be missed and remembered always.
  5. On 7/21/2010 9:01:00 PM Neal L. Thompson Said:

I knew Bobby when he attended Ole Miss ; he was well liked and respected by all.He will be missed.
  6. On 7/22/2010 7:04:00 PM Dennis Moore Said:

Bobby was a member of Chi Psi fraternity at Ole Miss when I pledged. He was a role model for many of us, and we were proud of his accomplishments through the years.
  7. On 8/17/2010 11:03:00 PM Stanley Carr Said:

Bobby was truly the shining star of our class of '67. He is the true meaning of success and community service.

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