John F. Evans II
July 26, 1957 – April 9, 2017
John F. Evans II, age 59, of New Castle, DE passed away peacefully in his home on Sunday, April 9, 2017.
Born in Wilmington on July 26, 1957, John was the son of the late Johnnie F. Evans, Sr. and Mary E. (Miles) Draper. He was a graduate of Lycoming College in Williamsport, PA. John taught English at Girard College for 15 years, and was a dedicated 17 year employee at AIG Insurance in Wilmington where he currently worked in the pension department.
John is survived by his mother, Mary E. Draper; sister, Elizabeth Singleton (Paul) of New Castle; nieces, Michelle Schoen (Jeff) of New Castle and Frances Leary (Travis) of Newark; great nieces and nephew, Mackenzie Welch and Alexander and Madeline Schoen; neighbor and lifelong family friend, Mary Bassett.
John was a loving, doting son to his mother, taking care of her every need. As a brother and uncle, John was willing to lend a helping hand, along with his advice, that was usually delivered with a dose of quick wit and clever sarcasm. As a beloved great uncle, he was always good for a game of Uno or Buzzword, a handmade blanket, or a hug. His many artistic talents, culinary skills, and keen eye for turning a fleamarket find into a treasure, along with his affinity for answering every Final Jeopardy question correctly, will go unmatched in his family. He will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him.
A visitation for family and friends will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE from 10:00 am until 11:00 am followed by a funeral service at 11:00 am. Interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 200 Continental Drive, Ste. 101, Newark, DE 19713.