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William J. ‘Jack’ Evens Jr.

William J. “Jack” Evens Jr., 71, of West Valley, passed away April 1, 2017 at Jennie B. Richmond Nursing Home in Springville.

Jack was born in Buffalo on Feb. 3, 1946 to the late Mary Kathleen (nee Thomas) and Cecil Dearing. He married Nancy Zasada on July 7, 1973.

He served with the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He was an ATMPL at the Ford Motor Co. in Buffalo prior to retirement. Jack enjoyed bowling at Springville Lanes. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Springville.

In addition to his wife, Jack is survived by his sons Robert (Cheryl) Gast of Liberty Hills, Texas, Michael (Tina) Evens of East Aurora, James Evens of East Otto and John Evens of West Valley; brother Kenneth Dearing of Florida; sister Denise Pellow of South Carolina; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Friends and relatives may call Friday, April 7, at the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, 271 E. Main St., Springville, where funeral services will be held Saturday, April 8, at 4 p.m. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, West Valley.

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