Robert Evans Obituary
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Robert Douglas Evans Jr.

June 22, 1967 - March 16, 2011
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It isn’t often that a person comes around who can help guide others along their way. However, Robert Douglas Evans Jr. was one of those rare individuals. Known to friends and acquaintances as a friendly, energetic, and decisive man, Rob’s compassionate nature would always shine through, revealing his charm, warmth and conscientious demeanor. He was warmhearted, gentle, and organized in all the things he sought to accomplish. He was a mentor, a natural teacher who was capable of seeing things clearly, leading others and bringing out the best in all of those around him. He managed to do all of this and keep a general focus on harmony and peace.       Rob came into the world on June 22, 1967. He first greeted the world in Las Vegas, Nevada at Sunrise Hospital. His parents' names were Robert and Essie Evans. He grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada. When he was young, Rob's friends and family found that "straightforward" and "honest" were perfect words to describe him. Even as a child, Rob demonstrated strong qualities of self-confidence, an ability to be very perceptive and a disposition that was easy and enjoyable for those around him. These early years were a time which allowed him to learn and grow and to experience many new things.       Rob was even-tempered. This quality served him well in bringing a sense of understanding to the family. He was raised with two siblings. Robert has...
It isn’t often that a person comes around who can help guide others along their way. However, Robert Douglas Evans Jr. was one of those rare individuals. Known to friends and acquaintances as a friendly, energetic, and decisive man, Rob’s compassionate nature would always shine through, revealing his charm, warmth and conscientious demeanor. He was warmhearted, gentle, and organized in all the things he sought to accomplish. He was a mentor, a natural teacher who was capable of seeing things clearly, leading others and bringing out the best in all of those around him. He managed to do all of this and keep a general focus on harmony and peace.

      Rob came into the world on June 22, 1967. He first greeted the world in Las Vegas, Nevada at Sunrise Hospital. His parents' names were Robert and Essie Evans. He grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada. When he was young, Rob's friends and family found that "straightforward" and "honest" were perfect words to describe him. Even as a child, Rob demonstrated strong qualities of self-confidence, an ability to be very perceptive and a disposition that was easy and enjoyable for those around him. These early years were a time which allowed him to learn and grow and to experience many new things.

      Rob was even-tempered. This quality served him well in bringing a sense of understanding to the family. He was raised with two siblings. Robert has one older sister, Contesa, and one younger brother, Kyle. He always liked playing and talking with his brother and sister. He enjoyed their company not just during childhood, but throughout adulthood. Rob always enjoyed hanging out with his siblings doing anything; whether it be playing outside or watching television. Rob was constantly involved in all sorts of activities with his family. His simple, clear-cut approaches to most things were usually welcomed as he helped out with any number of activities. Rob carried these traits into his adult life and served as one of many reasons why family and friends found him a pleasure and a delight to be around. Rob was a person who genuinely understood and cared for others, making powerful connections with those he knew. Rob's grandparents were Ivan and Helen Wood and Phoebe Potter. He enjoyed going fishing and hunting. Rob loved his grandpa and treasured times that he spent with him. Rob's extended family included Aunt Jody Perry, Aunt Carolyn Potter, Uncle John, and Uncle Danny Potter. Rob enjoyed seeing all of his aunts and uncles on holidays.

      As a young boy, Rob was imaginative, ingenious, clever, and a novel thinker. Regardless of whether his peers were older or younger, or came from different backgrounds, Rob could easily relate to other children. Going to school was a large part of those early years. Rob attended Ruth Fyfe Elementary School.
       Both in and out of school, he enjoyed spending time with his friends, and always seemed to possess a never-ending collection of acquaintances. His friends found him easy to know and get along with because of his talent for being socially at ease, adept at conversation, and always amiable in his dealings with others. Growing up, he enjoyed playing sports such as soccer, track, dirt bike riding, and wrestling. Always one who enjoyed being involved, Rob had many trophies for bike racing. Rob had several hobbies while growing up that included checkers and the game Sorry.


       The home where a child grows up can be of great influence. Rob grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada; he lived in a nice neighborhood that contained a lot of kids that he was able to make friends. From an early age, he enjoyed animals, including his family dog, Reba and pet rat Skipper. The family would love to sing songs while traveling in the car. However, to Rob, the most fun to be had was simply playing and spending good times with his many friends.

      During his high school years, Rob had a natural flair for constantly offering his support and encouragement to fellow members of the groups and activities in which he participated. He graduated from Las Vegas High School in 1985. He did well in school and enjoyed telling stories in a way that naturally drew people to him. Rob was often found to be the person frequently filling the role of being the life of the party. Teachers and classmates knew his as an excellent listener. He placed a high value on learning and always understood that there was a new lesson to be grasped that was waiting for him right around the corner. He enjoyed participating in track, wrestling, and soccer. Rob loved wrestling in high school and he excelled at it.

       Rob’s natural abilities to encourage others extended outside of school as well. For Rob these teen years were not just about academics. There were many other areas that interested him as well. Friendships played a big part during these years. He would always seek to learn what his friends enjoyed and he would go out of his way to make sure that their needs were met. He was always seen as the type of person who was the more gracious giver. Throughout his life, he had many friends. Some of his best friends during this time were Danny Foreman. When Rob and his friends got together, they would always have wonderful times to be remembered for great fun times.

      Rob’s qualities of being a caring and tolerant person translated to being a good father to his children. He was blessed with three children, Savana Marie, Robert III, and Bailey Christian Evans. Savana said he told her in the future when I go, you look just like me so, make sure you carry on the good looks. Perhaps it was because he was so caring, but Rob would often find himself filled with happiness when the children accomplished something. Rob did a good job of raising his children.

    
      Rob experienced success in his work life over and over again. Generally speaking, though, his primary occupation could be described as working as a bartender and a cook. Probably the most unique or interesting job Rob ever held was working as a Dietician at UMC Hospital. Rob enjoyed helping patients with their menus and enjoyed the catering aspect of the position as well. He went to school for both bartending and for cooking and earned degress. Also, he earned a security license. He received "Employee of the Month" awards from every job that he ever had!

     He always made the effort to understand what was needed at work, and was known by his colleagues as a good team player. He was one to take the initiative and his skills at working cooperatively were highly valued. He took pride in managing his professional responsibilities and always seemed to know what was necessary to successfully complete a project. He continually sought to learn what his co-workers did well and how they were most effective, a talent that enabled him to help them develop their own potential.

      Because he was organized and methodical, Rob took great pleasure in his various hobbies, especially playing guitar and composing poems. Rob had a number of favorite things in his life.

      
      Rob’s faith was important to him. Rob was raised in the Catholic faith. He studied for six months in the field of church ministry. He was compassionate and warmhearted, someone who truly cared for others and that was clearly demonstrated in his work with the congregation.

      
      Throughout his life, Rob was a gregarious and enthusiastic man. He was generous in sharing his personal attributes, giving and helping those he knew and loved. He was imaginative, original, tenderhearted and easy to get along with. Rob leaves behind a legacy of lifelong friendships and cherished memories. Everyone whose lives he touched will dearly remember Robert Douglas Evans Jr. with fondness.

Rob Evans left us on March 16, 2011. He passed away in Las Vegas, Nevada at his residence. He was 43 years old. He was preceded in death by his brother. He is survived by his father, mother, sister, and three children. Rob was laid to rest at Palm Eastern Cemetery next to his brother Kyle, where they are now back together and at peace.

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"Hi Bobby,It's hard to believe it's been 3 yrs. I know there is a lot of music and fireworks in heaven since you are there. Bobby you are truly missed. There..." Essie Evans (Pahrump, NV)

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