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Celebrating the life of
William Victor Evans, Sr.
Passed away on May 11, 2019
Victor was a beloved son, brother, loving father, and loyal friend. An avid coin collector who stood Dawg-tall his entire life.
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Graveside Service
  • 4:00pm - Saturday, May 18, 2019
  • Bonaventure Cemetery
  • 330 Bonaventure Road (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31404

  • 912-651-6843

GO Dawgs … I love you bulldog brother iiam crushed sad anso sorry Philip Monson-- your friend I am so sorry and mad sorry Leigh Anne... I am crushed for you your family and that f er kept calling grand pa.. he is your dukghters g p and I am crushed... GO Dawgs.. :-((((((

philip monson, jax, fl

So sorry for your loss, Victor was a wonderful person. He will be missed dearly. Prayers and thoughts with the family.

Theresa Cappadona Myers, Jacksonville, Fl

Victor was my best (and sometimes worst) friend growing up. We lived in the same small neighborhood and went to the same three schools K-12. As one of my older brothers said upon hearing of his passing, "you usually didn't see one of us without the other when we were kids". As I told his mom, Elsie, shortly before her passing, she was like a second mom to me because I spent as much time at their house as mine. We had many good times. Trips to Savannah, Florida etc. My wife and children enjoyed his company as well. I'm guessing he is sitting between Walter Sr. & Ken at the poker table right now. You will be greatly missed.

Jimmy Lawrence, Carrollton, GA

I knew Victor from childhood.....so I know all the stories. And....Man were they GREAT. R.I.P. "V"

Wendell Ryals, Marietta, GA

My prayers go out to the family,as I'm fixing to lay my own brother, Robby Moore,to rest. My condolences to you all???

Brenda Carter, Fort Payne, Al

Victor was ONE OF A KIND. I'll miss him.

Earl Evans, Jacksonville, Florida

If you met him, you’ d never forget him. Gone but never forgotten. RIP my friend. Condolences to Patti, Lil V and Leigh Anne.

Hugh & Linda Kropf, Jacksonville Beach , Florida

A GREAT FRIEND OF A GREAT FRIEND ALWAYS.

STEVE JONES, JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FL

Victor played a very big role in my life for quite a long time. He married my mom when I was a teenager in high school and he even bought me my first car, a little red Ford Escort. He was as cool a stepdad that any young kid could hope for, and I’m so sorry that he is no longer here with us. He definitely knew how to make people smile and was certainly the life of every party he attended. From the epic pool table battles in the garage, and all the FL/GA games, to coming out & supporting me at nearly every single college basketball game I played in, he was always fun to be around. We will miss you V, and since you’re probably smiling down on all of us nowadays, I’ll leave you with something I never thought I’d hear myself say...”Go Dawgs!” Sending much love & many prayers to “LiL” Victor & LeighAnne! ??

Pete Rhoden, Saint Johns, FL

I met Victor through my friend Chuck. We only hung out a few handful of times. However, Vicor made a big impression on me. His smile, laugh and absolute passion for life would light up a room. I loved listening to all his stories and hilariously inappropriate jokes. My condolences and heart goes out to his children, family, friends and of course Patricia. I am truly sorry for your loss. He was genuinely a bright light in this world.

Lisa Loyd, Savannah, GA

We are so sorry for your loss. I pray you experience God's comfort and His strength in a uniquely personal way.

james elliott, ELLENWOOD, Georgia

I got to know Victor or Big V as we called him when I was 15-16 years old. He started dating my 2nd oldest sister Patti and we quickly became thick as thieves. He was like an older brother that I never had. Big V did for me that a lot never knew. He was that kind of guy. Boy we loved to party together back in the day! And he was just that, The life of the party. I remember when my niece Megs got married and we were all up at Kingwood in the N. Ga. Mtns. I looked out my hotel room balcony door and I see this giant bon fire raging. I was like what kook is building a giant bon fire? I then see Big V literally dragging this giant limb across the field towards the fire. I started laughing because THAT was so Victor. I opened the sliding glass door and yelled out to him, HEY YA KOOK! What in the hell are you doing? Ya didn't have to cut a whole tree down. He was laughing and said ahh building a fire? Come on down. LOL He LOVED doing that sort of stuff all the time. God he will be surely missed and loved deeply. Love you my brother! See you on the other side.

Ed Almond, Jacksonville Beach, Fl

Victor was such a bright light in this world! I’m praying for your comfort during this time, LeighAnne, Pat, and Victor. Much love!

Kelly Coleman, Atlanta , GA

William Victor Evans Sr, beloved son, brother, loving father, and loyal friend unexpectedly passed away on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at the age of 65.

Born and raised in Marietta, GA, he was the son of Walter Lee Evans, Sr and Elsie Cook Evans. Victor then relocated to Jacksonville, FL to start his successful vending business.

Victor’s untimely death comes as a shock to the many people that loved him.  Only a week before, he was reeling in the winning prize fish, a 38 lb bull dolphin.  His energy and enthusiasm were uniquely infectious and he sure knew how to draw a crowd of friends together.  To his many friends, he was the jolly spirit that got the party started.  His generosity made sure everyone had as much fun as he did.

Among his many interests, Victor was an avid coin collector.  Coins were his specialty, single coins and bulk.   This activity took him to quite a few interesting places and on some memorable adventures.   You could say it was his bread and butter.

Now to say Victor was a sports enthusiast would be an understatement.  In fact, he liked all sorts of games, but football season came first and he always stood Dawg-tall through it all.   Tailgating from home was his passion. You could always count on Victor to be at the big game.  Speculating on the outcomes was also something he liked to dabble in.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter & Elsie Evans. He is survived by his long-time partner; Patricia Cason, son; William Victor Evans Jr, daughter; LeighAnne Evans O'Connor (Patrick), brother; Walter Evans. Jr. (Joan), nieces; Staci Ellis & Amie Taylor (Keith), nephew; Lee Evans and many, many friends who were like family.

Savannah always had a special place in his heart and he will be buried alongside his ancestors in Bonaventure Cemetery.  A graveside service will be held at Bonaventure Cemetery on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 4:00 pm and we invite family and friends to join us. Following the service, there will be a reception at The Crab Shack on Tybee Island. There will also be a Celebration of Life in Jacksonville on June 1, 2019 at 3:00 pm at The Elks Lodge located at 1855 West Road Jacksonville, FL 32216.

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GO Dawgs … I love you bulldog brother iiam crushed sad anso sorry Philip Monson-- your friend I am so sorry and mad sorry Leigh Anne... I am crushed for you your family and that f er kept calling grand pa.. he is your dukghters g p and I am crushed... GO Dawgs.. :-((((((

philip monson, jax, fl

Candle tribute lit by Alvin davis — Florida

Candle tribute lit by Theresa Cappadona — Florida

So sorry for your loss, Victor was a wonderful person. He will be missed dearly. Prayers and thoughts with the family.

Theresa Cappadona Myers, Jacksonville, Fl

Candle tribute lit by Jay Mckenzie — Florida

Candle tribute lit by Lulu Bennett — Florida

Victor was my best (and sometimes worst) friend growing up. We lived in the same small neighborhood and went to the same three schools K-12. As one of my older brothers said upon hearing of his passing, "you usually didn't see one of us without the other when we were kids". As I told his mom, Elsie, shortly before her passing, she was like a second mom to me because I spent as much time at their house as mine. We had many good times. Trips to Savannah, Florida etc. My wife and children enjoyed his company as well. I'm guessing he is sitting between Walter Sr. & Ken at the poker table right now. You will be greatly missed.

Jimmy Lawrence, Carrollton, GA

I knew Victor from childhood.....so I know all the stories. And....Man were they GREAT. R.I.P. "V"

Wendell Ryals, Marietta, GA

My prayers go out to the family,as I'm fixing to lay my own brother, Robby Moore,to rest. My condolences to you all???

Brenda Carter, Fort Payne, Al

Victor was ONE OF A KIND. I'll miss him.

Earl Evans, Jacksonville, Florida

If you met him, you’ d never forget him. Gone but never forgotten. RIP my friend. Condolences to Patti, Lil V and Leigh Anne.

Hugh & Linda Kropf, Jacksonville Beach , Florida

A GREAT FRIEND OF A GREAT FRIEND ALWAYS.

STEVE JONES, JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FL

Victor played a very big role in my life for quite a long time. He married my mom when I was a teenager in high school and he even bought me my first car, a little red Ford Escort. He was as cool a stepdad that any young kid could hope for, and I’m so sorry that he is no longer here with us. He definitely knew how to make people smile and was certainly the life of every party he attended. From the epic pool table battles in the garage, and all the FL/GA games, to coming out & supporting me at nearly every single college basketball game I played in, he was always fun to be around. We will miss you V, and since you’re probably smiling down on all of us nowadays, I’ll leave you with something I never thought I’d hear myself say...”Go Dawgs!” Sending much love & many prayers to “LiL” Victor & LeighAnne! ??

Pete Rhoden, Saint Johns, FL

I met Victor through my friend Chuck. We only hung out a few handful of times. However, Vicor made a big impression on me. His smile, laugh and absolute passion for life would light up a room. I loved listening to all his stories and hilariously inappropriate jokes. My condolences and heart goes out to his children, family, friends and of course Patricia. I am truly sorry for your loss. He was genuinely a bright light in this world.

Lisa Loyd, Savannah, GA

Candle tribute lit by Dee Medlin — Georgia

We are so sorry for your loss. I pray you experience God's comfort and His strength in a uniquely personal way.

james elliott, ELLENWOOD, Georgia

I got to know Victor or Big V as we called him when I was 15-16 years old. He started dating my 2nd oldest sister Patti and we quickly became thick as thieves. He was like an older brother that I never had. Big V did for me that a lot never knew. He was that kind of guy. Boy we loved to party together back in the day! And he was just that, The life of the party. I remember when my niece Megs got married and we were all up at Kingwood in the N. Ga. Mtns. I looked out my hotel room balcony door and I see this giant bon fire raging. I was like what kook is building a giant bon fire? I then see Big V literally dragging this giant limb across the field towards the fire. I started laughing because THAT was so Victor. I opened the sliding glass door and yelled out to him, HEY YA KOOK! What in the hell are you doing? Ya didn't have to cut a whole tree down. He was laughing and said ahh building a fire? Come on down. LOL He LOVED doing that sort of stuff all the time. God he will be surely missed and loved deeply. Love you my brother! See you on the other side.

Ed Almond, Jacksonville Beach, Fl

Victor was such a bright light in this world! I’m praying for your comfort during this time, LeighAnne, Pat, and Victor. Much love!

Kelly Coleman, Atlanta , GA


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