Samuel Godfrey Evans, Jr., 86, of Roswell, Ga. died at home May 31, 2017. He was born in Atlanta on Jan. 2, 1931, to Samuel G. Evans and Edna Peper Evans. He attended Roosevelt High School before entering The Citadel as a civil engineering major. His love for The Citadel influenced three nephews, his three sons, family, friends and others to also attend and graduate. After his graduation in 1953, he served in the U.S. Air Force stationed at Cape Lisbon, Alaska, as a 2nd Lt. After an honorable discharge, he started his engineering career with the Georgia Highway Department. Six years later, he began his 55-year private civil engineering and land surveyor practice. At the time of his death, he was the seventh oldest active land surveyor in the State of Georgia. Throughout his career, he held licenses to practice engineering and surveying in most states throughout the Southeast and beyond. He was recognized for his accomplishments during his induction into the Tau Beta Pi chapter at The Citadel. He was also a licensed real estate agent. He was a lover of railroading and trains and would never pass up an opportunity to visit a coal-burning or steam train. He volunteered with the New Georgia Railroad as the porter/host of the Blue Ridge premiere car on the train’s weekend excursions. He was also a lover of all animals. Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Jean Fowler Evans; three sons and their wives, Samuel G. Evans III of Charleston, S.C., Lovick C. and Nancy D. Evans of Roswell, Phillip G. and Melinda S. Evans of Woodstock, two granddaughters Katherine L. Evans and Rachel J. Evans, both of Atlanta, four nephews and their families, a large group of supportive Roswell neighbors and an group of civil engineers, surveyors and business professionals. Visitation will be held at Northside Chapel Funeral Directors on Thursday, June 1, 2017 between the hours of 6:30pm – 8:30pm. A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 2, 2017 at 11:00am also at Northside Chapel Funeral Directors.
Posted on: 2017-05-31
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