William "Bill" Earl Evans Sr. Enters Chapter Eternal

Brother William "Bill" Earl Evans Sr., Beta Phi ’52, who worked in the cattle business in the Phoenix area, died June 21, 2017. He was 88.

He was born on October 15, 1928, in Mattoon, Illinois, and later moving to Tucson, where he attended Tucson High School. Brother Evans attended the University of Arizona, where he joined Sigma Chi Fraternity. Upon graduation, he was commissioned second lieutenant and served 14 months of his time in Korea as a tank commander in the 82nd and 102nd Airborne Division at Indian Patch.

Afterward, he returned to Arizona and entered the cattle business, starting as a feed representative to the numerous feed yards, eventually acquiring his own feed yard east of Scottsdale on the Pima Indian Reservation. He was active in the Arizona Cattle Feeders Association.

Brother Evans was married to Julie Catherine Perry on August 19, 1955. They had five children:

In 1973, he moved his family to Florida to become a cattle rancher. He was chairman of Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Florida. He died in Lakeland, Florida.

All Honor to His Name.