Anciel William Evans was born on October 9, 1945, in Chandler to William and June (Kitching) Evans. He went home to be with his Lord on January 13, 2020, at his home with his family at his side at the age of 74.
Anciel grew up in Sparks, Oklahoma until 1965 when he married the love of his life, Darlene Sue Goggin on August 26. To this union, 3 children were born. He was a mechanic by trade and served on the Wellston Volunteer Fire Department for over 20 years. He was lovingly called ‘Papa’ by all of his grandchildren. He loved his home church, Wellston Assembly of God, where he was a member for over 50 years and served on the board for many years. He always made a point to be at church regardless of his declining health.
Anciel is preceded in death by his parents; survivors include his wife of 54 years, Darlene Evans of the home; sons’ Jeff Evans and wife Dana, Mike Evans and wife Lona, daughter Jana and husband Tanner Wall, all of Wellston; brother Carl Evans and wife Cheryl of Stillwater, 6 grandchildren, Carrie and Austin Morley, Tanner and Crystal Wall, Jessie Evans, Brandon Evans, Hunter Evans and Tyler Evans all of Wellston; brother-in-law Darrell Goggin and wife Bertha of Midwest City. Anciel had 3 great-grandchildren who were the lights of his life, his ‘little princess’ Logann and his 2 onry boys Boston and Houston. He is also survived by nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
“Papa” will be greatly missed by all of his family, church family, and all of those that knew and loved him.
Visitation will be held from 8:00 a.m. Thursday with his family present to greet friends from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. A funeral will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 17, 2020, at the Assembly of God Church in Wellston with interment following in the Wellston Cemetery.
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