Sunset Funeral Home
1800 St. George Rd., Evansville

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James “Jimmy” Walker Evans

August 17, 1951 - June 21, 2019


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    Stephen Moore says

    I am sorry to hear this news. I think I have known Jimmy all of my life. Grew up just a block away. I pray for your family at this time
    Love Steve and Tempe Moore

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    Becky Keating says

    So sorry for all the family! May he rest in piece with his sweet Carolyn.
    Becky Williams Keating

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    Brian Burkett says

    The Burkett family will have you all in our prayers. We are so sorry to see this. May God give you peace.

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    Rhonda Nash says

    You were a great friend and a wonderful neighbor to my parents. I will truly miss you!

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James Walker Evans (Jimmy) of Evansville, Indiana passed away on June 21, 2019. He was born August 17, 1951 to his parents, the late Roy and Imogene (Hensley) Evans.  Jimmy will be deeply missed by his family and many close friends.

Jimmy had a passion for restoring and showing street rods. He was the proud owner of J & R Upholstery in Evansville, Indiana established in 1980 and successfully operated his business for 30 years.  Jimmy traveled the country to show his collections and received numerous awards for his work. Jimmy also contributed custom interiors for the trucks, cars, and bus used in the 1992 film “A League of Their Own”.

Above all other things he loved spending time with his wife, Carolyn, his children, James and Jennifer, daughter-in-law, Connie, and grandson Chase. Many wonderful memories were made while traveling as a family to their vacation home in Winter Haven, Florida.  We can’t forget Jimmy’s friends who were also a huge part of his life.  He will be remembered as always helping someone in need. Jimmy gave freely of himself and his time just to listen or bend an ear or two in good times as well as tough ones.

Jimmy is survived by: Son, James Robert Evans; Daughter, Jennifer Renae Evans; Daughter-in-law, Connie Evans; and Grandson, Chase Alan Evans; Sisters, Patty Evans and Donna (Evans) Harris; Brothers, Eugene and Randy Evans; many Cousins, Nephews, and Nieces.

He was preceded in death by, his loving wife of 43 years, Carolyn (Meredith) Evans who passed in 2013, and also by his parents.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, June 28, 2019 at 10:00 AM at Sunset Funeral Home, 1800 St. George Rd., Evansville, IN 47711 with Pastor Duane Allison officiating.  The public is invited to visit on Thursday, June 27, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM and again prior to the service on Friday beginning at 9:00 AM.  Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park.