Surrounded by his loving family, Thomas E. Evans, of Spring Mills, passed away Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at his home. He was 64. Born May 19, 1957 in Bellefonte, Tom was a son of the late Harry R. Evans and Sylvia “Wance” Evans, who survives. He was a 1975 graduate of Penns Valley Area High School. On September 16, 2000 Tom married Desiree Leggett who survives at their home.
Tom was self-employed as a livestock hoof trimmer. He was a classic car lover and enjoyed working on and restoring classic cars. Tom also loved being outdoors in nature with hunting being a favorite leisure activity, along with attending classic car auctions and the Nittany Antique Machinery Show at Penns Cave. When Grange Fair came along he enjoyed reconnecting with family and friends and watching the truck and tractor pulls. What Tom enjoyed most was spending time with his children and especially his grandchildren.
In addition to his mother and wife, Tom is survived by five daughters, Ashley Shaffer, Kahla Hockenberry, Alicia Reich, Taylor Muth(Steven) and Jewel Scott; four sons, Lukas Evans, Jared Evans (Ashley), Jordan Evans (Caitlin) and Garrett Evans. Also surviving are nine grandchildren, Emma, Nicholas, Ryan, Victoria, William, Tanner, Nolyn, Issac, and Grace, along with siblings, Tammy E. Myers (John), Harry E. Evans (Brenda) and Larry D. Evans (Helen). Tom was preceded in death by three brothers, Timothy E. Evans and twins, Rodney A. and Richard S. Evans.
Receiving of family and friends will be held on Saturday, July 31, 2021 from 10-noon at the Steven R. Neff Funeral Home in Millheim, followed by the Celebration of Life service at noon with Pastor Michael Covalt and Steve Evans officiating. Tom will be laid to rest in Holy Cross Cemetery. Contributions in his memory may be given to St. Jude’s at www.stjude.org.
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