Jewel Edwin “PeeWee” Evers, 82, of Texarkana, Texas passed away December 2, 2021, in Tyler, Texas.
He was born to Jewel and Eva Evers on January 19, 1939, in Texarkana, Arkansas.
PeeWee started as Manager of Lavender Electronics in Paris, Texas in 1958 and raised three children with his wife, Susan, in Paris until they moved back to Texarkana in 1981. He and his partners then started ELLCO Distributing in 1990 which he was manager of until his retirement in 2013.
PeeWee had a great love for his family, his Lord and Savior, and sports. He excelled in baseball as a left-handed pitcher in the mid to late fifties and was an excellent golfer.
He was an active member at Hardy Memorial Methodist Church where he was a member of the choir, Methodist Men, and the Service Class.
He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Susan Tatom Evers; his daughter Jeannie Loyd (Gary) of Arlington; his sons, Bill Evers (Gale) of Tyler and Jay Evers of Dallas; his grandchildren Hilary Esslinger (Kirk) of Prosper, Blake Loyd (Ashley) of Los Angeles, Will Evers of Tyler, Haley Davis (Devin) of Tyler; his great-grandchildren Hannah, Henry and Ruby Loyd, Grace Davis, and Emery Esslinger; brothers J.W Evers (Marilyn) of Houston, Fred Evers (Linda) of Corpus Christi and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM Monday, December 6, 2021, at Chapelwood Funeral Home with Rev. Patrick Evans and Jerry Black officiating. Burial will follow in Chapelwood Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Monday.
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