Charles "Charlie" Magee Evans, 85, died at his home on Sunday evening, Aug. 23, 2015, after a long illness. He was born in Chattanooga on Sept. 11, 1929.
Mr. Evans was preceded in death by his parents, Robert C. Evans and Minnie Lee Evans; his sisters, Minnie Lee West and Mary Lou Tapp; and his brother, Robert C. Evans.
Mr. Evans is survived by his wife of forty two years, Shirley Guth Evans; his daughter, Carol; his sons, Charles (Joni) Evans and Bill Evans, of Atlanta; his stepdaughters, Christine (Chris) Gardner, of Outer Banks, NC, and Dee Deakins Sawyer, of Lexington, Ky.; grandchildren, Houston Evans, of Springfield, Tenn., Will Evans, of Chattanooga and Alex Gardner and Harrison Gardner, of Outer Banks, N.C.
Mr. Evans retired after more than 30 years at Sherman and Reilly Inc., as Vice President/Product Specialist. Charlie was a U.S. Air Force veteran.
His hobbies were boating, camping, flying and building model airplanes, and an enthusiast of Amateur Radio. He earned many awards and was a well-known member of the Ham Radio community. His call sign W4EO- was recognized worldwide as he obtained the Top of the DXCC Honor Roll, one of the ultimate accomplishments in Ham Radio. He was a member of the ARRL, Chattanooga Half Century Club, and a former member of the Chattanooga Radio Control Model Airplane group.
He was of the Methodist faith. Graveside services for Charlie will be at 11 a.m. today, Aug. 26, 2015, at Hamilton Memorial Gardens on Highway 153, Hixson. Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson. Please share your thoughts and memories at www.chattanooganorthchapel.com.