Joe Leslie Evans, age 65, of Knoxville, formerly of Caryville, went home to be with the Lord Friday, November 29, 2019. Joe was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church in Caryville for 56 years where he served as a deacon, song leader, and Sunday school secretary. He was preceded in death by father, James Leo Evans; grandparents, J.O. and Bessie Evans, Clyde and Leoda Brantley; aunts and uncles, Nora and Charles Wilson, Alta (Pal) and Luther Carter, Audrey and Linda Evans and Peggy and Charles Sweeney.


Mother:  Marie Brantley Evans

Sister: Linda Heatherly and husband Lee

Nieces: Leslie Wilson and husband Kevin
Lindsay Van Bebber and husband Joseph

Grandnephew: Hunter Wilson

Grandnieces: Lauren and Rebecca Van Bebber
Bailey Wilson

Closest friend:  Carolyn Gaylor

Aunts and Uncles: Geneva (Bob) Claiborne, George Eugene Evans, Joyce (Donald) Jones, Lucille (Robert) Smallwood, Texie (Bob) Winkle, LouAnn (Charles) Jones, Charles Evans, Sherry (Allan) Cannon, Carolyn (Larry) Wilson, Michael (Sharon) Evans, Benny (Rita) Evans and Clyde Brantley, Jr.

Family will receive friends 5 PM to 7 PM Monday at Lakeview Baptist Church, 1046 Bruce Gap Road, Caryville with Funeral to follow at 7 PM with Rev. Roger Stanley and Rev. Jimmy Ault officiating.

Family and friends will meet at Evans-Woods Cemetery Tuesday for 11 AM Interment.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to your favorite charity or InterFaith Health Clinic, 315 Gill Ave., Knoxville, TN, 37917

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Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

One Reply to “Joe Leslie Evans, age 65, formerly of Caryville”

  1. Rest in Peace Joe. You were a blessing to so many. I feel personally blessed to have had you in my life, my Father Willie’s life as well. He loved you dearly. Til we meet agsin.

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