Woodrow Evans

Published 11:57 am Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Woodrow L. Evans, a resident of Zachary, died on Sunday, Aug. 13, at the age of 94.

He was a native of Bogalusa, and a retired maintenance supervisor at Crown Zellerbach Corporation Paper Mill located in St. Francisville. He also was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II having served in the 1st Division, A Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Regiment. He fought in the South Pacific on the islands of Guadalcanal, New Guinea, New Britain, and Peleliu, earning two Purple Hearts. He finished out the war as a drill instructor at Parris Island, in South Carolina.

Visitation was at First Baptist Church in Zachary, on Tuesday, Aug. 15, from 10 a.m. until the service at 3 p.m., with Dr. Wayne Barnes and Dr. Brythel Brantly officiating. Burial was at Azalea Rest Cemetery in Zachary.

Evans was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather who will be greatly missed. He is survived by his loving wife of 72 years, Vernell “Nell” Magee Evans; daughters, Barbara Baudouin and husband Buddy of Zachary, and Susan Fowler of St. Martinville; daughter-in-law, Sue Evans; brother, Leroy and wife Shirley Evans of Bogalusa; grandchildren, Steve Baudouin, Scott and Lauren Baudouin, Stefani and Corey Sullivan, Jeremy and Heather Evans, James and Trudy Peavy, Robert Peavy; great-grandchildren, Landry, Ava and Cline Baudouin, McKenzie, Kate and Noah Sullivan, Harley, Taylor, Zane and Blaze Peavy, Bryce and Justin Thomas, Morgan Sparks, Savannah and Arianna McNeal-Rioux and Paige Boudreaux; and great-great-grandchildren, Kingston, Karter, and Kamryn Peavy.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Vada Evans; son, Gerald “Jerry” Evans; son-in-law, Jim Fowler; brothers, Jack and Fred Burk, Vernon, Willard and Billy Evans; and sisters, Ila Mae Floyd, Margie Reeves, Betty Jean Schillings and Juanita Wilson.

Pallbearers were Steve, Scott and Landry Baudouin, Corey Sullivan, Jeremy Evans and James Peavy. Honorary pallbearers were Billy Lively, Gerald Creed, Bobby Burdette, Jim Gammel, Jack Brooks, Eddie Bass, and Dewey Mizell. A special thanks to Dr. Kemp Amacker, Dr. Charles Thompson, Clarity Hospice and sitter Wanda Gray. He attended First Baptist Church in Zachary.

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