David Evans

Obituary of David Arthur Evans

The world lost a great man on Friday, September 2, 2022. Dr. David A. Evans was called home following an activity he loved doing. He was born in Kingston on December 20, 1957 and was the son of the late David A., Jr. and Evelyn Evans. David graduated from Northwest High School, Wilkes University and the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. He had an independent optometry practice in Nanticoke and was a partner in Family Vision Care in Kingston. He was a member of the Sweet Valley Church of Christ where he served as a former deacon, American Optometric Association, Pennsylvania Optometric Association and was member of their board for many years leading up to his presidency in what he called, " 2020 The Year of the Optometrist". David was a twenty-year member of the Valley Chapter of BNI, a group of independent businessmen and women with whom he has developed life long friendships. David was also a member of the Lower Toby Sportsman's Club. He was also a member of the Harveys Lake Rod and Gun Club. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish. Most memorable trip he made was with his sons to Africa. He enjoyed getting together with his friends for a round of golf and looked forward to doing that more often after retirement. David held many roles including husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, eye doctor and friend. He always found time and offered advice when needed, especially to his patients when they needed a helping hand. David was genuine and loved his family deeply. He also had a sensitive side which many did not get to witness, but came to light during family gatherings when he was asked to pray. Dave adored his granddaughter, Cecelia, and was proud to be her Pop. He was looking forward to the birth of another granddaughter in the upcoming months. David is survived by his wife of 42 years, Dr. Gail Evans; children, Kyle Evans and his wife Taylor, Brooke Evans and Curtis Evans and his girlfriend, Rachel Vidumsky; siblings, Amy Boytin and her husband Chuck, Darrell Evans and his fiancé Jackie Pascucci, Doug Evans and his wife Lori and Robyn Confalone and her husband Jay; sister-in-law, Connie Higgins and her husband Dennis; 10 nieces and nephews, their partners and their children that were dear to his heart; thousands of patients that he cared for over the past 38 years in his eyecare practice. Private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family from the Sweet Valley Church of Christ, 5439 Main Rd., Sweet Valley, PA 18656 with Pastors Eric Evans and Rocky Bonomo, officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Thursday, September 8, 2022 at the Sweet Valley Church of Christ. Arrangements are by the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home, Inc., corner of routes 29 and 118, Pikes Creek. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Optometry Giving Sight, in the form of a tribute gift at: www.givingsight.org/donate, or call (303) 526-0430; or to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation at www.RMEF.org/donate, for preservation of wildlife habitat. Online condolences can be made at clswansonfuneralhome.com
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Thursday
8
September

Visitation

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday, September 8, 2022
Sweet Valley Church Of Christ
5439 Main Rd.
Sweet Valley, Pennsylvania, United States
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