James “Frank” Evans, 71, of Van Buren passed away Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. He was born May 13, 1947, in De Queen, Ark. He was a dump truck driver and a U.S. Navy veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Loree Evans; and one brother, Vernon Evans.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Vickie Evans; three children, Johnny and wife Jennifer, Kellie Dixon, and Stephen and wife Sarah Evans; grandchildren, Darron, Brook, Seria, Allen, Destiny and Cameron; eight siblings, Elaine Broach of Cove, Vickie Jeffries of Texas, Allen Evans of Arkansas, Elbert Evans of Wicks, Marrion Sepheus of Oklahoma, Arthur Evans of Wicks, Goldie Hughes of Cove, and Sharon Hendricks of Carthage, Mo.; 14 nieces and nephews and numerous friends.

Cremation is under the direction of Lewis-Roberts Funeral Chapel in Fort Smith.