Robert Liles "R.L." Evans, 84, of Van Buren died Friday, April 1, 2016, at a local hospital. He was a retired electrician, member of First Baptist Church in Van Buren and Army veteran of the Arkansas National Guard. He was born May 5, 1931, in Quitman.

He is survived by his wife, Hazel Evans; two sons, Robert Evans Sr. of Bella Vista and Jeffrey Evans of Springdale; three brothers, Donald and Edwin Evans, both of Wynne, and Billy Evans of Sterling, Va.; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Graveside service was April 5 at Roselawn Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home in Van Buren.

Pallbearers were Paul Testerman, Charley Williams, Bill Vickery, Ethan and Robert Evans Jr. and David Douzart.