Mr. Ira Evans was born on April 27, 1927. He was born in Gay Hill, Texas to Willie Mae McCowan and Johnny Evans. He accepted Christ and was baptized at Main Street Baptist Church in Brenham, Texas. Ira Evans attended Pickard High School in Brenham, Texas where he met the love of his life and they graduated in 1946. Ira furthered his education by becoming a licensed Electrician. He united in Holy Matrimony, December 24, 1947, to Dolores Fields. To this union four children were born. Through his children he was blessed with five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Throughout his life he owned and operated with his spouse two long standing successful businesses, Evans Radio & Television Service in Brenham and Freeport, Texas and a restaurant catering service in Freeport, Texas. Ira Evans was a loyal member of Main Street Baptist Church until moving to Freeport, Texas where he united with New Jerusalem Baptist Church. After retiring and returning to Brenham, he united with Mount Rose Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the Reverend J.E. Dennis. Ira was ordained as a Deacon at Main Street Baptist Church, under the leadership of Rev. Herbert Boykins, and continued to serve in this position when he moved to Freeport and upon his return to Brenham.
Ira Evans went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 1, 2015. He leaves to cherish his memory two sisters, Arlene Sharpe of Houston, Texas; Verniece Smith (Bobby) of Gay Hill, Texas; one brother, Leon Evans Sr. (Leatrice) of Hitchcock, Texas; four children, Ira Evans Jr.(Barbara) of Angleton, Texas; William G. Evans (Kyppee) of Virginia; Betty L. Evans of Angleton, Texas; Joydella Evans Davis (DeWayne) of Missouri City, Texas; five grandchildren, Kristin Evans Bannerman-Williams (Fred-Deceased) of Tennessee; Samantha Evans McGuire (Tony) of Tennessee; William Scott Evans (Patricia) of Virginia; Jeremy D. Davis of Missouri City, Texas; Jonathan O. Davis of Missouri City, Texas; six great-grand children, Vanessa Evans, Jackson Bannerman-Williams, Noel Bannerman-Williams, Juliana Evans, Bethany McGuire and Jacob McGuire. He also leaves brother-in-law, Wilbert Fields (Winnie) and a host of nephews, nieces, relatives, and friends.