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Milton J. Evans
May 12, 1937 ~ July 22, 2019 (age 82) 82 Years Old
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Milton J. Evans Sr. passed away July 22, 2019 from a coronary incident. He was buried at Liberty Hill Cemetery, San Augustine, Texas.
He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on May 12, 1937 to mother Mildred Evans and father Sydney Muller.
He was a 1955 Graduate of Francis T. Nicholls High School, New Orleans, Louisiana. He graduated from Louisiana State University in 1959 with a degree in Forestry while completing R.O.T.C. during that time. Upon graduation, he received his commission as First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, serving 2 years at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma.
Upon completing his duty, he worked in the private sector for Royal Martin Lumber in Alexandria, Louisiana. He returned to Louisiana State University for graduate school, completing a Master’s Degree in Statistical Analysis (with High Honors). While in graduate school he served as Captain with the Army Reserve for 2 years. Upon completion of graduate school, he resigned his commission, receiving an honorable discharge with various commendations and a respected service record.
He then began work with the United State Forest Service as a Forester. He was stationed at Ranger Stations in Texas, Virginia, Louisiana and again in Texas, where he was promoted to Ranger in Charge in San Augustine, Texas on the combined Tenaha and Sabine National Forests. He retired from the Forest Service in 1995 with various commendations and a well regarded service record.
He spent 39 years as a Gideon, serving with the San Augustine, Hemphill and Nacogdoches Camps, also serving in various regional and state administrative capacities during that time.
He was a faithful servant for Christ, spending Sunday mornings in the county jails in San Augustine and Nacogdoches, reaching out to and teaching incarcerated persons about God’s Word and that there is a Heaven to gain and Hell to shun.
He is survived by 2 sons; Milton J. Evans, Jr., Attorney, currently residing in Salisbury, North Carolina and Michael L. Evans, CPA, in Ft. Worth, Texas, 2 grandsons and 2 granddaughters, as well as step-brother Robert B. Evans III, Attorney, of New Orleans, Louisiana, and numerous nieces and nephews.