Sept. 13, 1934-Feb. 14, 2022
A Mass of Christian Burial for Mr. Max “Buddy” Evans will be at noon Friday, Feb. 18 at the Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father Louis Sklar serving as celebrant, assisted by Father Blake Deshautelle. Burial will follow at American Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday from 10-11:45 a.m. at Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home.
Buddy, 87, and a resident of Natchitoches, passed away Monday, Feb. 14, 2022. He was born Sept. 13, 1934, to Noah Otto Evans and Agnes Catherine Crayon Evans in Jonesboro.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Through the course of his life, he held many positions and was proficient with them all. His work life ranged from working for his father in a lumber yard, to managing a City Bank branch and later becoming a co-owner of several Texaco Convenience Stores. There wasn’t anything he wouldn’t do to be a good provider for his family. Outside of work, Buddy had a passion for working with the Sunshine Kids Foundation, an organization dedicated to children with cancer. He was a long-time parishioner of Immaculate Conception and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved him.
For 66 years, Buddy was a loving husband to his high school sweetheart, Daisy Broussard Evans. He was a devoted father to Mark Evans (Teresa), Steve Evans (Becky), Susan Adams (Charlie), and Celeste Goins (Mike); a “Papa” to Anne Marie Powers (Quinn), Catherine Bussey (Madison), Emily Lechman (Kyle), Sydney Duhe (Steven), Logan Adams, Andrew Adams, Shelby Adams, Katelyn Shapkoff, Noah Shapkoff and Brylee Goins. He was blessed with eight great- grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Joan Kelley, and sister-in-law, Mary Broussard.
Those honored to serve as pallbearers include Logan Adams, Andrew Adams, Noah Shapkoff, Francis Kelley, Quinn Powers, Kyle Lechman and Tim Todd.
Memorials in his name may be made to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Campti or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.