Howard Ray Evans, October 12, 1944 - August 7, 2018


Howard Ray Evans, of Moore, Oklahoma, passed away August 7, 2018, at the age of 73.  He was born October 12, 1944 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, to Samuel Haskell Evans, Sr. and Syble Gladys (Maddox) Evans.

Howard retired from the State of Oklahoma from the Oklahoma Tax Commission.  He enjoyed going to local music shows.His first love was his family, and especially his grandchildren. Howard is survived by his son, Chris Evans & wife, Kim; granddaughter, Lauryn Brown & husband, Josh; grandson, Landon Evans & partner, Tess Towne; great-granddaughter, Eliza Evans; brother, Charles Evans.  He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Pat Evans; sister, Carol Ann Dunn; and brother, Haskell Evans, Jr.

The family suggests memorial donations may be made in Howard’s memory to the Brian Phelps Memorial Foundation, raising awareness for optimal health and wellness at  

No services will be held at this time.  Arrangements provided by the John M. Ireland Funeral Home & Chapel, Moore, OK.


Sandy Isaac's Gonterman commented on 09-Aug-2018 04:05 AM
My heart is heavy. I've lost my second dad. I was blessed to have known Howard my whole life. Prayers for comfort for family and friends.
Janelle Wilkinson commented on 09-Aug-2018 07:03 AM
Sorry to hear about Howard‘s passing . He was a wonderful person and friend to my Aunt Nancy and my Uncle Don (who passed this year). My prayers and thoughts are with the family at this time and always.
Phred McAllaster commented on 09-Aug-2018 10:05 AM
I have many fond memories of ballooning at the small town Oklahoma balloon rallies with Howard and Pat in the mid 90's. My sincere Condolences to the entire Family
Joe Baxter commented on 09-Aug-2018 10:22 AM
We are SO sorry to hear of the passing of our friend Howard. Howard attended many of our Round Barn Rendezvous functions, and he came to some of my own shows. Howard was a NICE man, always pleasant and courteous. He enjoyed the music so much......We will miss Howard. Joe Baxter
Gary & Cindy Larson commented on 09-Aug-2018 04:38 PM
We are so sorry to hear of Howard's passing. He was one of the kindest most entertaining people we ever meet. We so enjoyed crewing for them and the travels we had. We love you Howard and will miss you greatly.
Jillian Sulley commented on 10-Aug-2018 03:20 PM
Glenn and I are heartbroken to hear of Howard's passing. We visited with him frequently and always looked forward to his smiling face being in the audience at The Rodeo Opry, McSwain and Jazz Lab. His warm bear hugs will be missed dearly!
Sue Finn commented on 09-Sep-2018 06:56 PM
Just saw that Howard passed away. He was such a great boss and friend to me. I loved Pat so much too. So sorry for your loss.


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