George Thomas Evans Jr., 76

Exxon salesman, avid sailor, Korea veteran

November 27, 2006

George Thomas Evans Jr., an Exxon salesman for more than three decades, died of a degenerative brain disorder Tuesday at Harbor Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was 76.

Born in Baltimore, Mr. Evans graduated from City College in 1949, and earned a bachelor's degree in business at the University of Baltimore in 1957.

He served in the Army from 1951 to 1953 during the Korean War. He was a corporal.

Through mutual friends, he met his wife, the former Martha Lee McIntyre, in a Baltimore restaurant in 1954. They married a year later.

Mr. Evans worked for a year as a sheriff's deputy in Sussex County, Del., in 1961, but found his eventual career with Exxon. Through his work with Exxon, the family made a series of moves that took them from Baltimore to Onancock, Va., and eventually to Delaware in 1982, where the family spent time between homes in Milford and Lewes. Mr. Evans retired from Exxon in 1991.

An avid sailor, Mr. Evans was on the water almost every day, according to his wife. He enjoyed growing flowers and dining on Italian cuisine.

He was a member of the American Legion, the Lewes Yacht Club, Milford and Lewes Historical Society, and Kickers German Club of Baltimore. He served on the board of directors of the Baltimore Exxon Service Club.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11 a.m. tomorrow at St. John's Roman Catholic Church in Milford, Del.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Evans is survived by a son, Joseph Marshall Evans of Lincoln, Del.; a daughter, Mary Ann Evans of Washington; two sisters, Margaret Feeley and Sally Lambert, both of Baltimore; a brother, James S. Evans of Baltimore; and two grandchildren.

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