Clydie E. Evans


Clydie E. Evans, Jr.

   Clydie “Bud” Evans, Jr. son of Clydie and Jean Smyer Evans, was born December 6, 1951, in Houston, Mo.. He passed away May 14, 2019, in Springfield, Mo.
Bud grew up in Houston. He attended Houston High School, graduating in 1969.
Bud married Linda Rhoades on April 12, 1974, and to this union two children were born, Matthew and Misty.   
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clydie and Jean.
He is survived by his wife Linda; a son Matthew Evans and a daughter Misty Evans; three special cousins, Charles Miller, Debi Baird, and Mike Evans; and many more relatives and the friends made through the years.
Bud began his working life helping his parents with Evans Funeral Home. He and Linda purchased The Flowerland Florist in 1976; after selling it in 1980, he began working alongside his grandfather, Shorty Evans, with prop production at Shorty Evans Manufacturing Co. This launched the creation of the Sports Bucket and began Evans Sports, Inc., which introduced new products including a gun rack, filet boards and wooden boxes. In 1997 he sold Evans Sports and managed numerous companies, finally becoming General Manager of Pointe Royale in Branson, Mo.
In 2010 Bud was able to do what he had always dreamed of, owning a golf course. He purchased the Oakwood Golf Club. After selling the golf course, he opened Evans Classic Cars with his father Clydie.
Bud loved sports, playing basketball, baseball, softball, bowling and golf. He went into each game with all he had, always expecting to win.
He had a special passion for baseball and truly enjoyed assisting and supporting the Houston High School Baseball team. In May of 2009 Bud was the first recipient of the Larry Southern Award which recognized his dedicated support to Houston High School Athletics. This was an award he was so honored to receive. He always believed athletics was a wonderful way to help young people learn discipline, teamwork and the rewards of perseverance.
Bud had struggled with cancer and the treatments in the past several months, and knew that life here was only for a short time. He renewed his relationship with the Lord Jesus and said that he was ready to meet Him. Because of that we find a peace and hope knowing that he is with loved ones who have gone before him and we can one day be together again. But until then he will be missed by the ones who loved him.
Memorials may be made to the Houston Tiger Baseball Diamond Club. Online condolences may be expressed at www.evansfh.com.
Services were held Friday, May 17, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at Evans Funeral Home with Wesley Wallace and Jeff Baird officiating. Burial was in Pine Lawn Cemetery under the direction of Evans Funeral Home. Pallbearers were: Brent Hall, Steve Pierce, Brad Rees, Danny Gasperson, Gary Breedlove, and Mike Evans.

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