Major Robert M. “Bob” Evans, age 61, of Alexandria VA, passed away suddenly on December 6th, 2016 in the town of McLean VA.
Major Robert M. “Bob” Evans, age 61, of Alexandria VA, passed away suddenly on December 6th, 2016 in the town of McLean VA. A veteran of the United States Army, he was awarded the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and Army Achievement Medal.
Major Evans was born on February 19th, 1955 in Washington, D.C. to Robert and Ruth Evans and is a graduate of Avoca Central School in New York. In 1977, he graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point and upon graduation began his career as an Army Field Artillery officer assigned to the 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
Follow-on assignments included command of a 250 man unit in the 2nd Armored Division, Fort Hood, Texas; selection to graduate school followed by assignment as a mathematics instructor at the United States Military Academy Preparatory School, Fort Monmouth, N.J.; and Systems Analyst, Directorate of Combat Developments, Fort Sill, Okla. He retired in 1995 as a Senior Analyst, Army Information Warfare office, INSCOM, Ft. Belvoir.
Major Evans earned a master’s degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Texas. Upon his retirement from the military, he went on to have a successful career at IT consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton, where he served as a Senior Associate within Strategic Innovation Group until his passing.
Major Evans was a devout Christian, where in his free time, he volunteered at the Manchester Lakes Assisted Living Facility as their Pastor. He was also a proud, caring, and loving husband, father, and grandfather spending an overwhelming majority of his weekends entertaining family.
He is survived by his loving wife of ten years, Alberta, his sons, Jonathan (Andrea), and Michael (Autumn), his stepson, Mark (Kelly), the mother of his children, Susan Stanley, his brother Timothy (Julie), his sister Sharon Welc, and his five grandchildren, Laurie, Aiden, Savannah, Elijah, and Dominic.
He is preceded by his parents, Robert and Ruth Evans, and his brother Daniel.
Viewings will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 on Sunday, 11 December at the Jefferson Funeral Chapel. On Monday, 12 December, funeral services will be held at 11:00 at the Jefferson Funeral Chapel with Pastor Dave Rhodenhizer of Calvary Road Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow at the Quantico National Cemetery at 1:00. Arrangements are by the Jefferson Funeral Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bob’s name to the Wounded Warrior Project.