Jim “Tiny” Evans, 62, Boone

Jim “Tiny” Evans, 62, of Boone, Iowa passed away Friday evening, December 11, 2015 at the Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa from a recent diagnosis of brain cancer.

He was born on December 16, 1952 in Webster City, Iowa the son of Gerald and Betty (Lamar) Evans of Blairsburg, Iowa.

Jim was a prior member of the Knights of Columbus and attended the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Open Bible Church in Boone. He also belonged to several clean and sober motorcycle clubs including Fifth Chapter, Second Chance, Ex-Winos and currently Tenth Souls. Jim was also a member of NA and AA and celebrated 33 years of sobriety in November of 2015.

Jim enjoyed spending time with his family, both biological and sober; and delighted in being mauled by ALL of his nieces and nephews. He was quick with a smile and humble to the core. Tiny had time for anyone in need and would stop whatever he was doing to come to their aid, a living, breathing 12 Step Program. He was a man without means, who made a meaningful impact on those around him.

His father, Gerald; brother Gary “GB”, and cousin Eugene “Gene” Evans preceded him in death.

Surviving members of his family are his wife, Margie Bahr Evans of Boone; mother Betty Evans of Hubbard, Iowa; sister-in-law Connie Evans of Webster City, Iowa; brothers and sisters: Bernie and Kristi Evans of Johnston, Iowa, Ron and Carole Evans of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Nina and Al Baumgartner of Johnstown, Colorado, twin Richard and Dee Evans of Fridley, Minnesota, twin Robert and Donna Evans of Ellsworth, Iowa, David and Cindy Evans of Nevada, Iowa, Wilma Evans of Hubbard, Iowa, Ken and Rhonda Evans of Earlham, Iowa, Tim and Heidi Evans of Albuquerque, New Mexico, twin Carl and Rose Evans of Johnston, Iowa, twin Colleen and Keith Jeno of North Augusta, South Carolina; numerous nieces, nephew, great-nieces and nephews, and cousins.

A memorial service will be held on Friday morning, December 18th at 10:00 a.m. at the Open Bible Church in Boone, Iowa with Pastor Phil Waldo officiating.

Interment will be in the Derby Cemetery near Albia, Iowa at a later date.

Friends may call prior to the service at the Open Bible Church on Friday morning from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service with the family present during that time to greet friends.

In memory of Jim, memorials may be made to the Disabled American Veterans or the American Cancer Society.

Online condolences may be made at www.starkwelin.com.

Stark-Welin Funeral Directors in Boone is in charge of arrangements.