Raymond Leonard Evans Jr., a retired Allstate Insurance account executive, died of complications from a cerebral hemorrhage Dec. 23 at Anne Arundel Medical Center. The Edgewater resident was 81.
Born in Baltimore and raised on Kildaire Drive in Hamilton and Chesapeake Avenue in Towson, he was a 1948 City College graduate and earned a psychology degree from Washington College in 1952.
He met his future wife, Elizabeth-Lee Radcliffe, while at a function at Towson Presbyterian Church.
He began work as a sales representative for the old Sherwood Brothers Oil Co., the firm whose owner lent his name to Sherwood Gardens in Guilford. Mr. Evans later joined Allstate Insurance, where he remained for many years before retiring in 1996 as a senior account agent. He won numerous sales awards and trips.
In retirement, Mr. Evans became a Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland volunteer and was named its 2004 Volunteer of the Year.
He enjoyed music and was a member of the Left Bank Jazz Society.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at All Hallows Episcopal Church, 3604 Solomons Island Road.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years; two sons, Raymond L. Evans III of Clayton, N.C., and Robert Alexander Evans of Baltimore; a daughter, Sandra-Lee Meyers of Severna Park; and five grandchildren.