More detail on this person: Robert Owen Evins Robert Owen "Pops" Evins, LTC (RET), 84, of Panama City, Fla., passed away Sunday, May 1, 2011. He was born the son of the late Jessie and Lillance Evins on Oct. 3, 1927, in Louisville, Ky. He grew up in Detroit, Mich. Mr. Evins served 23 years in the United States Army including service in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star, five Air medals, Army Occupation for Germany and Japan, Combat Infantry Badge, Parachutist Badge with combat drop, Member of Task Force Smith of Korea and many more. He also received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Troy University. After retiring from the military, he moved to Marianna, Fla., where he placed the first ROTC program for that county. He lived in Marianna for 35 years. He served as a city commissioner, lifetime member of the Elks Lodge where he served as secretary, and a lifetime member of the Mason Lodge, and President of the Masonic Sojourners. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, David; and his grandson, Brian Green. Mr. Evins is survived by his wife of 62 years, Katherine Evins; five children, Robert Owen Evins, Jr., Richard Evins, Gary Evins and his wife, Lisa Jo, Pamela Evins and Lisa Evins; two grandchildren, Michelle Spitzer and Sarah Blankenship and her husband, Joe; two great-grandchildren, Carly Knoth and Evan Blankenship; his brother, Alan Evins and his wife, Pat; two nephews and three nieces. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 9, 2011, at Barrancas National Cemetery. Military Honors will be rendered by the United States Army Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home.
Burial information: Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola, FL
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