Max Langford Evans, 77, of Greencastle, passed over to his heavenly home on May 22,2013 after a long
fight with Multiple Myeloma. Born on March 19, 1936 in Lafayette, lndiana, he was the son of Samuel
Evans and Mina (Davidson) Evans. For the first eight years of school he attended the Smartsburg School.
He completed high school at Crawfordsville High School. He went on to earn degrees in agricultural
engineering and surveying at Purdue University where he met his wife, Joy (Zeiner) Evans. After ROTC in college he served in the peace time US Army at Ft. Leonard Wood and Ft. Bliss.
He spent most of his career as an engineer with the Soil Conservation Service (now the Natural
Resources Conservation Service), retiring in 1995 after 37 years of service. He followed that time by
working several years inspecting dams and designing septic systems. His most important work, besides
raising his family, was helping establish independent Christian congregations in both Paoli, lN (Paoli
Christian Church) and Greencastle, lN (Greencastle Christian Church). He served as an elder with both
congregations. Max was also on the board of the Purdue Christian Campus House for many years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his in-laws Lois and Roxie Zeiner, a brother Grove Evans and
sister-in-law Joan Evans and two infant half-sisters.
He is survived by his loving wife Joy Zeiner Evans of Greencastle, a daughter Michelle Evans of Greencastle, son Scot (Lisa) Evans of Westfield and daughter Krista (Keith) Rowls of lndianapolis. He also leaves behind ll grandchildren: Andrew, Laryn, Alex, Ethan, Haleigh, Anna, Ellie and Abby Rowls of lndianapolis, Michael (fianc'e Angela Riemersma) Evans of Zionsville, Rachel and Katie Evans of Westfield. He will also be remembered by brother Sam (Ruth) Evans of Crawfordsville and brothers-in-law John (Rhea) Zeiner and Joe (Helen Sue) Zeiner, both of Greencastle
along with several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 11am at the Greencastle Christian Church, 620 Primrose Lane, Greencastle, Indiana. Interment will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery, Greencastle, Indiana.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 pm on Monday May 27, 2013 at the Greencastle Christian Church, 620 Primrose Lane, Greencastle, Indiana.
His dearest wish is that all would find a personal relationship with Jesus. ln lieu of flowers, contributions
in his memory may be made to Greencastle Christian Church.
Expressions of sympathy and condolences may be shared with the family at www.bittlesandhurt.com