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Bill G. Evans

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Date published: 11/27/2011

Bill G. Evans Retired lieutenant colonel and 40-year veteran of the Fairfax County Water Board

Bill G. Evans, 85, former vice president of Towers-Perrin (D.C.), a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel and a 40-year member of the board of directors of the Fairfax County Water Board, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, at The Crossings in Fredericksburg.

Evans was with Towers-Perrin for 28 years, serving as the director of public-sector services for its general management consulting division.

Evans was the founding president of the Williamsburg Manor Association, was recently recognized by the board of Fairfax Water for service by inscribing his name to its board room, and in 2009 was named recipient of the Fairfax County Fowler Award for distinguished service to the community quality of life.

Evans was a graduate of the University of Maryland University College and served on the Chancellor's Advisory Council. He was also a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

During his military service, Evans was awarded the Legion of Merit while a member of the Office of the Chief of Staff, U.S. Army, prior to his retirement in 1968. He was also awarded Bronze and Silver Stars.

Evans was a member of the National Advisory Cabinet of Guideposts, an avid "promoter" of Norman Vincent Peale's famous work "The Power of Positive Thinking," and instrumental in the distribution of a series of free inspirational "pocket" booklets to all branches of the military.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Helen Reed Evans, now living in Fredericksburg. They have four children, Sharon Evans Thomas of Fredericksburg, the Rev. Sandi Evans Rogers of Frederick, Md., Rickard Evans of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Kenneth Evans of Virginia Beach. Evans is also survived by one sister-in-law, Janet Reed Cross of Melbourne, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Jesse and Reed Rogers of Colorado Springs, Colo., Blake Evans of Richmond, and Billy, Hunter and Kristen Evans and Kimberly Evans Pabst, all of West Palm Beach, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, at Fort Belvoir Chapel. A reception will be held after the service at the Fort Belvoir Officers' Club. Friends attending the service should enter Fort Belvoir through the Tully Gate off U.S. 1 with appropriate identification. Interment with military honors will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, in Arlington National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy and remembrance may be sent to Fort Belvoir Chapel, 5950 12th St., Fort Belvoir, Va. 22060; Guideposts Foundation Military Outreach (out
Email: reach@guideposts.org); or the Wounded Warrior Project (donorservices@wounded warriorproject.org).

Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.