Tyrone Renard Evans was born on March 2, 1959, in Manhattan, New York to Julia Mae Fisher and Jon Dorian Evans. At a very young age Tyrone moved to Apalachicola and was raised by his late great-grandparents, Willie and Lettie Leverette.
He graduated from Apalachicola High School in 1977. For almost 20 years, Tyrone worked at the Apalachicola Railroad until it shut down. In 2000, Tyrone started working for the Franklin County landfill until the Lord called him home.
On Thursday, Sept. 27, he peacefully slipped away to join his family who went on before him. Welcoming him were great-grandparents Willie and Lettie Leverette, grandmother Callie Mae Simon, grandparents Ceaphous and Margarette Fisher, grandfather John L. Evans, sister Eugenia Evans and brother Jon D. Evans, Jr.
Remaining to cherish is loving memories are sons, Tyrone Renard Evans, Jr. of Charleston, West Virginia, and Dorian James Evans, of Apalachicola; mother Julia Mae Fisher, of Apalachicola; father Jon Dorian Evans, of Rapid City, South Dakota; grandmother, Susie Evans, of Suffolk, Virginia; sisters Gloria D. Hayward (Warren) of Orlando; Olivia D. Wynn (Adron) of Apalachicola; Gwendolyn Drakeford, of Hackensack, New Jersey; and Cynthia Phelps, of Irvington, New Jersey; and Regis Ackerman, of Baltimore, Maryland; brother Joseph D. Evans of Aiken, South Carolina; and former wife, Tronda Davis, of Apalachicola.
He is also survived by granddaughters Tiandra Shiqualle Evans, of Gainesville, and Gabrielle Olivia Loehr-Evans of Charleston, West Virginia; great-grandson Tyoune Jaquell Evans of Gainesville; godchildren Marvin Croom, Jr. of Dothan, Alabama, and Ashaureah Brown of Apalachicola; special cousin Bobbie Gail Turrell, of Apalachicola; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends. Tyrone also helped raise Justin Griggs, Cruz Griggs, and Nyasha Evans, all of Apalachicola.
Tyrone will be remembered by his beautiful smile and making people laugh. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.