Eddy Evans
August 5, 1944 - June 28, 2021
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Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes, Southeast Chapel
1604 NE Main Street
Simpsonville, SC 29681
(864) 688-1600 | Map
Friday 7/2, 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Service
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes, Southeast Chapel
1604 NE Main Street
Simpsonville, SC 29681
(864) 688-1600 | Map
Friday 7/2, 12:00 pm
Cemetery
Graceland East Memorial Park
2206 Woodruff Rd.
Simpsonville, SC 29681
Friday 7/2, 1:00 pm

Loyd Edward Evans, 76, of Clayton, GA, husband of the late Barbara Evans, beloved dad and grandfather, went home to be with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Monday, June 28, 2021. Born August 5, 1944 in Hamilton, OH, he was the son of the late George and Nannie Brown Evans. Eddy graduated from…

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Jim and Jo Gilliland left a message on July 5, 2021:
Although you are suffering a great loss, there is a celebration in heaven this day. With deepest sympathy, Jo and Jim
Marshall and Judy Ellis left a message on July 5, 2021:
This man was not only a wonderful mentor but a Dear Friend. Bro. Eddy and my family go back many years to Nortwest Baptist Church in Miami when Laura and Rebecca were just tots and always did I find him faithful to the ministry God had given him. As Rebecca said in her eulogy, my brother we will see you later.... Thanks for making the path easier for me to see. Our prayers to the family for the days ahead.
Ann Gatterdam left a message on July 5, 2021:
RIP Eddy!! Thanks for all your friendship you and Barbara bestow on my mother. You were a great friend to her. Thoughts and prayers to all you loved.
Beverly Simons left a message on July 2, 2021:
I’m going to miss Brother Eddy immensely. We kept in touch over the years fairly regularly. We have always had a special bond. I sung in the Teen and Concert choirs and played in his orchestra at NWBC. It was a concert choir tour in 1974 that sealed our bond. On the tour bus, just outside Dallas, Tx, Brother Eddy helped me to recognize that I only held knowledge of Jesus but didn’t have a personal relationship with him. That day Jesus became real for me. He became my best friend. Ten years ago through a tragic accident, I became a widow. From that time until about six or eight weeks ago, I received weekly encouragement directly from Brother Eddy. He always reminded me of two things. One……I was never alone, Jesus was always with me and Two…….that he was praying for me. I can’t begin to tell you how comforting that was to me. In 2014 I was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Upon hearing that news those weekly calls or texts from him became more frequent and continued until recently. I’m already missing them. Brother Eddy was the most consistent person I have ever known. He was consistent in his love for Jesus, his family and in relationships. To know that he has actually seen Jesus, face to face makes me excited for him. My hope and prayer is that one day when we stand before the Lord that He will have Brother Eddy turn around as the Lord shows him the many faces that are in heaven because of him. I know mine….will be one of them! He’s left a wonderful legacy for his family and I’m sure he will always be missed. My deepest condolences for each of the family that he loved so dearly.
Annette Sidaras left a message on July 2, 2021:
Bro. Eddy has always meant the world to me. I have so many wonderful memories as a teenager under his teaching and love, to many to mention. So many pictures of Concert Choir trips. I was under his teaching in three choirs and in all of them he expected and drew out the best in all of us and we worked hard because of our respect of him. I just moved to Florida from Ohio at 13. When I think of memories experienced with Bro. Eddy one stands out the most. I tried out for Concert Choir. I was so nervous to be in front of other teenagers and Bro. Eddy. The song I had to memorise and perform was in my head. But.. when I began to sing I forgot every word and only hummed the song. Well looking for my name on the acceptance list I was shocked to see my name. I don't know what he saw in me to choose me, maybe he knew some how how much him being a part of my youth would mean so much. When my husband Mark passed in 2019 he checked on me twice a week. I will miss that but grateful I kept every text and Facebook message he sent. I will miss you Bro.Eddy but I'll be seeing you. As in the bus tours. where are we headed now Bro. Eddy, " Straight Ahead". My love and prayers to all of you.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Clarence Glasse left a message on July 2, 2021:
Bro. Eddy was a sincere and special friend to many. Although he's no longer with us here, the blessings of his influences on us will always have special places in our lives.
Scott Murphy left a message on July 2, 2021:
Your family is in our thoughts and our prayers.
Rudy Stembridge left a message on July 1, 2021:
Bro. Eddy will always hold a fond place on my heart for his Godly influence in my life at a time when I truly needed one. He showed me Tennessee Temple Schools where God sent me to prepare for His will for my life. It was really great to reconnect with him at the Northwest Baptist Concert Choir reunion in 2018. His life and legacy will live on in all who knew and loved him.
Barbara McCurry left a message on July 1, 2021:
We shared many precious times with Bro. Eddy and your family in the years that he served at Trinity Baptist Church. He left a lasting impression on our choir and church. Just remember that you are in our prayers. Ford & Barbara McCurry
Robert palmer left a message on July 1, 2021:
Sing with the angels
Terry Cox Hohenstein left a message on June 30, 2021:
I have so many wonderful memories from Teen Choir and NWCA Choir and Concert Choir tours. Bro. Eddy was very special to so many. One of my favorite memories was when he came to visit Sue Hyrne and me towards the beginning of our 1st year at Tennessee Temple and took us out to dinner. It was so wonderful to see a friendly face in the midst of being so homesick for our homes and our church. I'm so thankful I was part of such a wonderful church during my teen years and beyond. It is so comforting to know that he is safe in the arms of Jesus.
Laurence Sample left a message on June 30, 2021:
Brother Eddy, Thank you for you unwavering commitment to all us teenagers in Concert Choir, now that you are home with our great Father and your Lovely wife you can Imagine what it is like. Thank you for the love of music you instilled in my live. Us hear on earth have lost a truly Godly and Inspired man.
Gary Griffis left a message on June 30, 2021:
A gentle giant with a tremendous talent dwarfed only by his humble heart. His Christ-honoring conduct constantly revealed his Christ-loving character. His infectious smile or his ‘oh really’ glance could connect or correct all who knew him. He was known for his love for his Lord, his wife, his daughters, his family, and all he led. He was stern but loving; he was strict but fun-loving; he was spiritual but down-to-earth. You couldn’t forget his voice, and if you knew him you won’t forget him. In life, he was hard to miss, but oh how much different in death. While his talents were on display, He reminded us that they were just “on loan” He taught us the power of our songs lay Not in their singing but their living. We Moan For his absence, but it’s good news we say when we say, “Eddy Evans has gone Home!” Well Done, good and faith servant!
Rev Ken Atkinson left a message on June 30, 2021:
My love, and that of my wife, Angela, go to the family of Bro Eddy. He had so much influence on me as a student, then again as an adult, and my wife and I early in our marriage. I, and many in my generation, are in the ministry today because of Bro Eddy's encouragement, and great example. He led, not only in Music, but as a Pastor, and in his serene yet confident Christian walk. His humor was legendary: i remember, at the closing of any rehearsal in Miami, FL, he would randomly say (with straight face), "Watch out for that snow and ice!" and then, you'd turn to see that mischievous grin. We will forever be grateful to our Lord for the privilege of knowing Bro Eddy. As I heard him say on more than one occasion, "we'll see you here, there, or in the air!" We look forward to eternity together, brother!! We love you Bro Eddy. We rejoice in your home-going.
Rev Ken Atkinson left a message on June 30, 2021:
My love, and that of my wife, Angela, go to the family of Bro Eddy. He had so much influence on me as a student, then again as an adult, and my wife and I early in our marriage. I, and many in my generation, are in the ministry today because of Bro Eddy's encouragement, and great example. He led, not only in Music, but as a Pastor, and in his serene yet confident Christian walk. His humor was legendary: i remember, at the closing of any rehearsal in Miami, FL, he would randomly say (with straight face), "Watch out for that snow and ice!" and then, you'd turn to see that mischievous grin. We will forever be grateful to our Lord for the privilege of knowing Bro Eddy. As I heard him say on more than one occasion, "we'll see you here, there, or in the air!" We look forward to eternity together, brother!! We love you Bro Eddy. We rejoice in your home-going.
JIM BARNETTE left a message on June 30, 2021:
Eddy was my next door neighbor for the past 12 years on Screamer Mountain in Clayton, GA and I grew to value & cherish him, not only as a friend and neighbor but also as a mentor in the ways of Christ. What a giant of a man in my eyes. He will always be one of my heroes. I will miss him dearly!
Mark and Esther Cooley left a message on June 30, 2021:
Our sympathies to the family. He was a dear friend and a faithful servant of God. He will be greatly missed but always remembered.
Dr & Mrs James Gipson left a message on June 29, 2021:
At home with the Lord after many years of serving the Lord Thanks for the memories
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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