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Bro. Bob Evans

Funeral services for Rev. Bob Evans are scheduled for 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at West Hills Baptist Church, Lebanon, TN. Visitation will take place at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home on Monday from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm and on Tuesday after 11:00 am at the church. A private family burial at Wilson County Memorial Gardens will follow the service.

Bro. Bob Evans, 82, of Lebanon, went to be with his Lord on Friday, March 9, 2018.

The son of the late George and Allie Evans, Bro. Bob is survived by his wife of 62 years, Peggy Bellar Evans, daughters Laurie (Terry) Taylor, Lisa (Benny) Nolen, and Susan (Marc) Huddleston;  five grandchildren, Carrie Beth Taylor, Jeremy (Christy) Taylor, Benjamin (Callie) Nolen, Bethany (Kyle) Speck, and Anna Huddleston; and eight great-grandchildren, Cayden Champion, IsaBeall and Hudson Taylor, Asher, Levi, and Samuel Nolen, and Nolen and Nathan Speck.

Preceding him in death was his son, Robert Russell Evans.

Bro. Bob Evans, born in Baltimore, MD, moved to Lebanon at the age of 10 years old. He attended Lebanon High School and graduated from Castle Heights Military Academy in 1954.  He also attended Tennessee Tech University.

Bro. Bob was a Lebanon business man, working at Bellar Furniture Co., and owner/manager of Town and Country Home Furnishings, both in Lebanon, for 22 years. He surrendered and served in full-time ministry for 39 years which included music ministry at College Heights Baptist Church, Gallatin, and Fairview Baptist Church, Lebanon.  He founded and pastored two churches, Love One Another Church, and Love’s Way Community Church, both of Lebanon.  Desiring to show God’s love to hurting people, he and his wife founded Joseph Storehouse Food Ministry in 1999, which provides food to those in need in Wilson and surrounding counties.  Bro. Bob also was involved in foreign mission endeavors in Russia and Haiti.

In 2012, the Lebanon Rotary Breakfast Club awarded Bro. Bob the Bernie Bass Community Service Award.

In 2014 the Tennessee House of Representatives passed a Joint Resolution to honor Bro. Bob for his work in ministry and community service.

Bro. Bob was a past member of the Lebanon Jaycees and Rotary Clubs, and the Gideon’s International.

Active Pallbearers include: Bobby Joe Reich, Joe Varossa, Kyle Speck, Terry Taylor, Jeremy Taylor, Robert Billings, and Fred Vanhook.

The service will be conducted by Rev. Benjamin Nolen and Benny Nolen.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to Joseph Storehouse Food Ministry, 1960 SE Tater Peeler Road, Lebanon, TN 37090 and the Gideon’s International.

The family sends special appreciation to the staff of the Pavilion Memory Care Facility in Lebanon for their loving care.

LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME of Lebanon (615)444-2142   www.ligonbobo.com

Messages for the Family

  1. Glenda Taylor says:
    SO SO Sorry, Bro Bob was a good man!
  2. Janice Chapman says:
    So sorry for the community and the families loss of this wonderful man. He did so much good everywhere, here and across the world. RIP Bro. Bob Evans
  3. Beverly Sellars says:
    Bro Bob and Sister Peggy made a huge difference in my life. Thankfuk
  4. Phyllis Maynard says:
    As I said earlier to someone upon learning of his Earthly passing, Heaven’s Choir just got A LOT sweeter !!! I will never forget or feel so blessed as I. think of the Sunday after Church at Fairview when he, myself & some other Christians met out on 231 South where the new Dollar Store is now to pray & ask for God’s Guidance & Blessing as he prepared to follow God’s Plan for his life to have a Church there!!! God heard & honored those prayers !! We were just on the wrong side of the road that day!! lol !!! Thank you, Bro. Bob, Ms. Peggy & the family as well as your Church family for being God’s eyes, ears, arms, feet & heart to lead souls to Salvation over the years!! You rest now & then go about enjoying. your Rewards !! My sympathy to the family!!!
  5. James and Debbie Thomas says:
    Our condolences to the Evans Family. What a Bessed Family and Ministry for so many years that not only Blessed our family but families of all walks of life. Thank you Bro. Bob and Ministry for all you planted into our lives! Your Legacy lives on . TheThomas Family
  6. Jeanne says:
    When the roll is called up yonder I’ll be there. He heard his call and my heart will not weep for to have known him is so sweet. Comfort and love to the Evan’s family.
  7. Tony and Cindy Laskey says:
    What a wonderful man. What a heavenly celebration for sure. Such an honor to know and love him. Love and hugs Sister Peggy and family.
  8. Margaret Anne Maynard says:
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  9. Tony Laskey says:
    I will never forget the great times and ministry we shared over the years. Brother Bob invited me to church back in the 80’s after relocating here before I knew anyone. He was a gift from God!
  10. Patty Preston says:
    Bro Bob and Ms Peggy are two of the kindest people I have ever known. I cherish our days working in the Joseph’s Storehouse. He is receiving a great reward now. Prayers for Ms Peggy and the family❤️
  11. Joe and Debra Varossa says:
    In 1994 Joe and I moved from Nashville to Lebanon, shortly after settling in we met our neighbors Bob and Peggy Evans. What a remarkable team! We will treasure their friendship and leadership forever. They became our mentors and pastors and remain to this day one of God’s many answers to our prayers. Bro. Bob knocked on our door one day and was soooo excited – someone had donated some sweet potatoes to him and he could hardly contain his excitement with plans to put an ad in the paper to give them to needy families…..from that meager donation Joesph’s Storehouse was born. God knew He could trust Bro. Bob to run – full steam ahead – full of faith and vision, many of us have heard Bro. Bob share what the Lord told Bro. Bob ‘Feed my sheep gently’. Gentle, kind and loving describes Bro. Bob to his core.
    Helping hands strengthening hurting hands.
    Well done good and faithful servant, great is your reward!
    We love you Ms. Peggy , always by his side, in His service!
  12. Kris Clower Johns says:
    Peggy, Laurie, and Lisa. (And families), My heart is both sad and rejoicing tonight as I learned of Bro Bob’s great healing!! Sad as I know he will be missed by the many many people who were touched by his beautiful voice and giving ministry, but rejoicing as we know he is singing with the heavenly choir tonight and is completely healed.
    I have so many fond memories of our First Baptist days and was always blessed by Bro Bob’s kindness and talents. My heart feels such empathy for each of you as I know how painful it is to watch someone you love suffer from dementia. May you find peace and comfort. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love to all of you.
  13. Lee Anne Wood Benz says:
    So sad to hear of his passing, but blessed to know Bro. Bob stepped from this life with its pain and sorrow into the presence of his Heavenly Father, whom he so dearly loved. I loved singing with Bro. Bob and serving the Lord with him when I was just a teenager. I truly adored him. God be with you all and bless you.
  14. Darlene Leonard says:
    Brother Bob we are sad to hear of your passing from this earthly body but rejoicing that your reward will be great and you are whole and happy in the presence of Jesus today. Thank you for your loving guidance and for your faithful service. Mrs. Peggy we love you and pray for peace.
  15. Anne Donnell says:
    What a beautiful guy – good to everyone he met. I thank God for his life.
  16. Roger gaines says:
    We will miss. Brother B ob u all have my sympathy and prayers he was a very loveable person jusr like his dad mr george we used to live on his farm on spring creek lane
  17. Don & Dot Raffield says:
    The words “Well done, good and faithful servant” ring in my heart as I celebrate my dear friend, pastor and mentor’s graduation to heaven. Bro Bob and Sister Peggy were among the first friends we met after moving to Tennessee. We bonded and that bond will endure. I cherish the good times we had together both serving at Joseph’s Storehouse and serving the body of Christ at Love’s Way Church. To me Bro. Bob was a giant of a man spiritually: 10 feet tall!! We will miss this gentle man of God but we look forward to sweet reunion in heaven soon! We love you, Sis. Peggy and the entire Evans family. May the Lord richly bless you and give you His peace.
  18. Keith Lackey (Sanders) says:
    No words could ever do justice for the tremendous influence that Brother Bob had on me and in my life. Much of who I am, what I am is because of him. One of my favorite memories , I was 16 years old and went to Summer Camp. I assisted Brother Bob with many water baptisms in the creek. Hard to believe that was 30 years ago.Thank you Brother Bob for always walking in the light of Jesus and for bringing in the harvest for all these years. I will miss you until I see you again. I’m praying for all of the family . May God hold you all close . Love you all.
  19. Al and Brenda Kocher says:
    When we moved from Illinois to our new home in Lebanon, it was Bro. Bob who helped us unload the U-Haul truck. We were astonished to discover our Pastor would be the one helping us. He was a special blessing for the Kingdom.
  20. Sue Coble says:
    Will be praying for you. Perhaps he and Bert will be in the same heavenly choir. May the ministry he began continue to bless many.
  21. Pam Reynolds says:
    Mr. & Mrs. Nolen,
    May the memories of your loved one comfort you and your family. Blessings and Prayers,
    Methodist Hospital Union County Staff
    Lynn Renee Steinwachs, VP & Administrator
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