Dexter- Edward S. Evans Jr.,61, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 18, 2014, following a brief illness at the Syracuse VA Hospital.
The memorial service will be Saturday, July 26, 2014, 3:00pm, at the New Hope Baptist Church, Watertown, Dr. Stan Gilcash and Richard Goforth co-officiating. There will be no calling hours, as per his wishes.
Ed was born in Bangor, Maine on July 15, 1953, he was a son to Edward S. and Louise Babb Evans. After relocating to Watertown, he graduated from Watertown High School in 1972. Ed enlisted in the United States Army on August 9, 1974. He was honorably discharged in 1977 following his service. He later graduated from Jefferson Community College Nursing Program in 1984.
On October 23, 1993 he married Lorri A. Dinzler at Asbury Methodist Church in Watertown. Edward enjoyed fishing, canoeing, the New England Patriots, and being by the water.
Surviving besides his wife, Lorri, and mother, Louise, are his 5 children: Jason Evans, Copenhagen, Jessica Evans, Farmington, Derek Evans, Dexter, Alyssa Evans, Dexter, Isaiah Evans, Dexter; a brother: Terry Evans; 2 sisters: Brenda Harmych, Watertown, Karen (Bob) Denner, Watertown; 2 grandchildren: Brianna & Jason, Jr.; and several nieces and nephews.
He is pre-deceased by a sister, Suzanne Kerrigan.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his name to New Hope Baptist Church Benevolence Fund, 19983 NYS Rt.3, Watertown, New York 13601.
Arrangements are with Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Inc.
Condolences may be made at www.reedbenoit.com.