Alva Earl Evans, 84 of Pittsburg, KS died at 4:05am, Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at the Carrington Place Residential Care Center in Pittsburg, KS.

Alva Earl Evans, 84 of Pittsburg, KS died at 4:05am, Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at the Carrington Place Residential Care Center in Pittsburg, KS.
Earl was born April 10, 1924 in Oswego, KS to Alva L. and Gladys (Merry) Evans. He attended Parsons Schools, graduating from Parson High School.
 Earl served his country in the United States Air Force during WW II. While serving, he received the Good Conduct Ribbon, Aisiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon, American Theater Ribbon, World War II Ribbon and One Oversea Bar. He was honorably discharged on January 10, 1947, as a CPL.
On February 8, 1945, in Parson, KS, he married Elizabeth Ann Smith. She preceded him in death on February 17, 1987.
Earl was a life member of the Benjamin Fuller American Legion Post #64; Elks Lodge #412; V.F.W. and the Mirza Temple all of Pittsburg.
Earl is survived by his daughters Katha Heckert and her husband Roger of Pittsburg; Connie Hagerty  and her husband John of Pittsburg and Jacqueline Millington and her husband Bill of Wellington, KS; sons Raymond Evans and his wife Margie of Virginia Beach, VA and Rick Evans and his wife Denise of Las Vegas, NV; along with 10 grandchildren Mike Heckert, Michelle Vaughn, Jeni George, Scott Evans, Tatum Beckley, Johnny Hagerty, Ashley Millington, Karra Millington, Hannah and Haleigh Evans; 14 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Earl was preceded in death by his parents; 3 brothers Oral, Paul and Roy and sister Dorothy.
Funeral services will be 10:00am, Thursday, May 1, 2008 at Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, 522 S. Broadway in Pittsburg, KS with Rev. Dan Moss officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery, where the Benjamin Fuller American Legion Post #64 will have flag folding ceremonies. The family will receive friends from 6-8pm on Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may call the funeral home after 3pm on Wednesday. E-mail condolences may be left at our website www.bathnaylor.com. The family suggests expressions of sympathy be in the form of memorials to the Benjamin Fuller American Legion Post #64of Pittsburg, KS and/or the Mirza Transportation Fund. Memorials may be left at or mailed to Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, 522 S. Broadway in Pittsburg, KS.