Richard Riley Evans, 70, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away April 7, 2015.  Born May 10, 1944 in Middlesboro, KY, Richard enlisted in the United States Army in 1961 where he proudly served from 1961-1967, including overseas duties.  He was an avid golfer known for his aptitude on the green.  Richard was a man who loved his family and was blessed with a multitude of friends.  Married on October 27, 1966 in Middlesboro, KY, he is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Brenda Evans (Allen) of Flowery Branch, GA.  Other survivors include daughters Tammy George & husband, Phillip, of Loganville, GA; Karen Vandeford & husband, David, of Loganville, GA; granddaughters: Sydney, August, Farrah and Darryl; siblings: Lincoln Evans, GA; Brenda Harris, GA; Evan Evans, VA; Arietta Whitaker, NC; Clay Evans, VA: a host of nieces, great nieces, nephews and great  nephews. Preceded in death by parents: Evan & Pearl Evans: siblings: Edmund Evans, KY; Jean Gordon, KY; Mary Duane Jenkins, TN; Wesley Evans, GA; Shannon Evans, VA. A visitation will be held on Friday, April 10, 2015 from 2:00-4:00 P.M. at Wages and Sons Gwinnett Chapel 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30046, 770-277-4550 online condolences can be expressed at

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  1. Pops, I cant believe you are gone. You will be missed by so many. Thank you for your kindness and friendship. I’ll never forget your sayings and stories. “One more Road Shot for my buddy old pal Puddin” “Apple Peaches Pumpkin Pie” Say hello to Taylor for me. He loved you as well as me.
    Your old buddy old pal,

  2. Goodbye to “Uncle Piley” who was loved by us all ..I’ll always cherish the memories . Your home with all our loved ones rejoicing today. One day we will all be together again … until then we will hold you in our hearts and share our memories… My love and prayers to Brenda ,Tammy & family ,Karen &family .. nothing can take away the ache in their hearts at this time…but they can always cherish the fact that he was a husband ,father ,papaw,friend that loved them.. RIP !!

  3. It is very sad to know you are not with us anymore!! But I know you are in a wonderful place! My heart hurts for my extended long time family and the pain they have with your loss. I am sending prayers and love their way! XOXOXO You will be missed greatly!

  4. I am so sorry and heartbroken by this news. My heart aches. I loved Doc as if he was my blood uncle. I will miss him but i know he is in a much better place now. Love to all of you.

  5. I don’t have words to express how sorry I am for your alls loss. Doc was always entertaining and a blast to be around. He always made you laugh. I know he will be greatly missed. If You all need anything at all please let me know. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  6. We love you and will miss you but we will always have our wonderful memories…good times at Sugar Hill. Prayers for all the family, he was a special guy!

  7. How missed you are going to be uncle doc. What a huge part of my life you have been and how thankful I am for that. The laughs we shared the advice you gave what a mentor you have been. The way you loved your family and friends is amazing and I’ve never met anyone with a heart as big as yours. I thank God for you. My prayers are with you Aunt Bee, Tammy&Karen love you all very very much. R.I.P. UNCLE DOC

  8. Our deepest condolences to Brenda and the whole family. We are so sorry for your loss. We love you all so much and wished we could take your pain away. We will miss him dearly.

  9. Tammy, Sydney, Philip, and the rest of the family, words can’t express how I sympathize with you all. I went down that road myself 10 years ago, and I remember the pain in my heart, that you must all have right now. Praying for each of you to have comfort and peace of mind, during this very difficult time.

  10. Wishing yall peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. We are so very sorry for y’all’s loss. With love and remembrance of Richard.

  11. It broke my heart to here about the families loss today, it saddens me what they will go through from here, but love and support from family will help in this time of need, God bless and I will never forget Piley!

  12. richard, i can’t believe you have left us. your strong handshake and wonderful wit made me and many others want to be in your foursome. you are already missed.

  13. We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Richard. We are so blessed to have known him and to have just visited him last week. Our thoughts and love is with you . My you find peace in this difficult time. We Love each of you dearly.

  14. Tammy,
    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss! My heart goes out to you all! Please let me know if there is anything I can do for y’all! Love and Prayers,
    Jason and Toni

  15. My deepest sympathy to Tammy, Phillip, Sydney and the rest of your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  16. I’m so sorry for your loss. My prayer is for comfort and peace in this difficult time of grief. Richard was a good man with a kind heart. He will be missed by many.

  17. Pops, I’ll miss you and the friendly banter we shared. You were always “refreshing” to be around and had a kind word for everyone. We always had fun no matter what our golf game was like on any particular day.
    May you rest in peace and your family have comfort knowing that you will be missed by all.

  18. Our heart is breaking for the Evans and Vandeford family. We love all of you so much. Praying the Holy Spirit will comfort you through this difficult time and you will soon find peace and happiness again.

  19. Oh Uncle Richard where do I start?!? I’m going to miss you so much. I always loved your smiling face after coming from a long trip to see you and Aunt Brenda. I loved your stories and the way you put things into words, it was the best. I was looking forward to visiting this summer but I’m so thankful we were able to spend Thanksgiving together. Give Dad a hug for me. I love you!

  20. Richard you were a very loved man by all who knew you. Your buddies here at Sugar Hill will miss you terribly, including myself. As it has been said many times already, you were a great man and a very good friend to all. All your friends knew how you felt about them because you told them. I don’t know how many times I heard you say to one of your friends ” I love ya buddy.”
    You will never be forgotten. There will be stories told about you for many years to come. RIP

  21. Tammy, Sydney, Phillip and family — we are so very sorry for your loss. It’s clear your dad was well loved and leaves an amazing legacy behind. May sweet memories and lots of love bring you though this terrible time.

  22. Richard has looked out for me since I was about 16 Our friendship was built from being on the golf course, but there was a lot more to my friend than just golf. His family and friends know exactly what I am talking about. You were loved my many and you will be missed by many.. These tributes are all truth and from the heart. Thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  23. RIP Uncle Richard.. please watch over our family you know we need it.. we sure are going to miss you at the reunion this year. I’d live to pay my respects in person with my health problems I can’t travel that far… xoxoxo

  24. Tammy and Karen,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Losing a parent is probably the toughest thing we have to do in this life. My thoughts are with you both and your families.
    Angela G.

  25. Tammy, Sydney, Phillip and family
    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

  26. I wanted to send my condolences in this important time of need. God, our Creator, knows that we are having a great pain in our heart and he is eager to bring us comfort. He too has endured his son passing away. John 3:16
    Who better to give us hope than, someone who has experienced the same situation. In Revelation 21:4,5 God promises us that he will do away with death and sorrow and that he will replace those former things with a new world.

  27. So,Sorry for your loss! Our Thoughts and Prayers go out to this family! Richard has been a Great friend and Golfing buddy for years! He will be Greatly missed! Prayers from the Wilsons, Sam, Sam Jr., Ann and Barbara

  28. Sorry for your loss Richard or cuz as I called him was a very gifted man and a man who loved life and his family as well I will always cherish the summer I spent working with him in ga. And all over sc. Building those commercial green houses was some of the best times along with my brother Randell we had a life time of memories he treated my mom just like his on Sister Rest in peace. My friend. God bless this family in the time of our loss

  29. Tammy, Phillip, Sydney and Family
    Words can not express how sorry we are, he was and will always be the best of the best!

  30. Tammy,
    May the memories of your father bring a smile to your face and a warmth to your heart as you share your stories of this special man with your grandchildren .
    Peace be with you.

  31. Brenda, family & friends – our thoughts & prayers are with you (us) all. Pops was such a great guy. He will be missed so much! Thankful for all of wonderful the memories to cherish.

  32. Rich,
    Only now can I express some of my feelings. I know you desired to be viewed as an ordinary man, with no pretention. Nothing could be further from the truth…You were so extraordinary in so many ways. I will miss your wise counsel, chastisement when needed and most of all, your love and friendship. You showed us all, by example, what a loving father and husband does for your wife and children when they need you most. I know the last year was a tough one for the family…..My family loved you and your beautiful family. Also know that my family will always be
    there for Brenda and the Girls.
    BTW – Tell the Big R and Amy that we love them and will be with them as soon as our duties are complete on this earth.
    You are not lost to me and my family. No man or woman can ever be lost that resides in our heart and memories.
    Your friend,
    Bill Johnsa and Family

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