Larry Evans, age 88, of Stockham, passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at CHI Heath-St. Francis in Grand Island.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, June 27 at the Stockham Community Church. Rev. Paul Nauman and Rev. Rick Bartek will officiate. Interment will be in the Stockham Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to Stockham Community Church. Higby-McQuiston Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Larry Reid Evans, the son of Reid and Verna (Halstead) Evans, was born in Stockham, on February 22, 1934 and passed away in Grand Island, on June 22, 2022, at the age of 88.
He loved growing up on the family farm near Stockham. Larry was proud of the education he received in the Stockham schools before they closed and he finished his last two years of high school in Aurora, graduating from Aurora High School in 1951. Larry served in the U.S. Army from 1956-1958. He was proud of the time he spent serving his country. Larry worked with his father, where he learned to be a carpenter. Larry was most happy being a farmer and taking care of his farm animals.
Larry was an active member of the Stockham Community Church. He enjoyed outdoor activities, especially fishing and hunting, and doing leather work. Larry loved telling people, “There was no better place to live than Stockham.”
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Gary Evans.
Those left to cherish his memory are his church family and several other relatives and friends.