Frederick H. Evans

Fred was born in Pittsburgh, PA to Norma and Harold Evans, both of Ocklawaha. He was a graduate of the U. S. Naval Academy Class of ‘56, and the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA. Fred flew P2V’s with VP-7 and VP-42 while serving in the Navy.  He received the Air Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star, the Vietnam Service Medal with 3 bronze stars and the Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation Gallantry Cross with Palm. He retired from the Navy on July 10, 1976.


Fred received his Teachers Certificate from the University of Florida and taught algebra and advanced math for sixteen years at Lake Weir Middle School from which he also retired. Fred also authored 3 books for military training and enjoyed sailing, camping, and was an avid reader.


Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Jane Evans; sisters Nancy Ryan of Gainesville and Janet Cook of Tallahassee; son David Evans of Halesite, NY (also a sailor); four daughters, Donna McLean of Ocklawaha, Nancy Wilson of Weirsdale, Florida, Sueanne Mazuro of Ocala, and Kelly Kanir of Summerfield and nineteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Robert James Evans, Staff Sgt, USA (Ret).