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In Memory of

Richard Howell Evans

May 15, 1935 - September 9, 2017

Obituary


Richard "Dick" Evans entered eternal life on Saturday, September 9, 2017. His engaging spirit is carried on by his loving family, friends, and an extended family of former students and colleagues from Syracuse University, where he taught in the school of management for 27 years and retired with distinction as professor emeritus. We all are blessed to have learned many valuable lessons from Dick, including:

Let a corgi (or two or three or four) share your bed. Walk them often, with your grandchildren if you can.

Tell children tall tales with...

Richard "Dick" Evans entered eternal life on Saturday, September 9, 2017. His engaging spirit is carried on by his loving family, friends, and an extended family of former students and colleagues from Syracuse University, where he taught in the school of management for 27 years and retired with distinction as professor emeritus. We all are blessed to have learned many valuable lessons from Dick, including:

Let a corgi (or two or three or four) share your bed. Walk them often, with your grandchildren if you can.

Tell children tall tales with a straight face.

Spiders are your friends, just shoo them outside.

Don't take the easy way, take the right way.

Don't say mean things about anybody, just let it go and move on. Also, don't hold grudges.

Hoist an imaginative child into a tree on a rope and let him or her repair the "power line."

Never watch a television show all the way to the end; there is always something better to do.

Let your adult children lead their own lives, and don't give them unsolicited advice.

If it's broken, try to fix it yourself. The hardware store is just down the street.

Keep your problems to yourself. (That's an old-fashioned rule, but Dick didn't let other people do his worrying for him.)

Keep good tires on your car.

"Family comes first" not only means going to swim meets and games, it means setting a good example.

Rain never hurt anyone.

Take little kids rattlesnake hunting with a forked stick, but don't find any.

When you're tired of walking, start running.

You'll never regret planting too many trees.

Those guidelines made Dick a good friend and the finest possible husband, dad and grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Lois, his children Rich and Chris, and his grandchildren, Will, Sierra, Susanna, Ayden, Chaney, and Jack, two nephews, Steven and Ryan, two great nephews, Thomas and Quinn and a grandniece, Charlotte.

Dick predeceased by his parents, Sydney and Evelyn and his brother, David.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to: Duke Home Care and Hospice (https://dhch.duhs.duke.edu/make-donation) or Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (https://www.pancan.org)

Lois, Rich and Chris wish to thank Dick's team from Duke Hospice and his Duke doctors, especially Dr. Niharika Mettu and Dr. Ranee Chatterjee Montgomery for their compassionate care.

The family requests that guests attending the celebration of his life, please wear casual attire.

A memorial service will be held 3pm Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Apex Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.

Condolences may be sent to www.ApexFuneral.net