Travis Dean Evans, 37, of North Platte, NE, died Monday, April 14, 2014, at his home.
Travis was born June 12, 1976, to Robert Dean and Deborah Lynn Odean Evans at North Platte. He grew up in Hershey, NE and graduated from Hershey High School in 1995 then attended Mid-Plains Community College. Travis graduated with an Associates Degree in Auto Mechanics then hired on with the Union Pacific Railroad as a carmen. He worked there until June 7, 2013, when he became disabled due to an accident.
On June 28, 1997, Travis married Teresa Runae Fletcher at the Hershey Methodist Church and they made their home in North Platte. Travis loved his children and was always willing to help his friends. He really liked to fish and goose hunt and also enjoyed building his monster truck.
He is survived by his wife, Teresa, and children, Lainee and Logan Evans, all of North Platte; his father, Robert Evans, of Evanston, WY; his grandmother, Elva Evans, of Grand Island, NE; two sisters, Angie (Jeremy) Sanford, of Hershey and Tina Crowell, of North Platte; a half brother, Deric (Cassie) Evans, of Glenrock, WY; his nieces and nephews, Jessi, Alyssa, Aaron, Joey, Kelsey, Bailee and Alleana; great nieces and nephews, Aden, Carly, Jordan and Avery; his uncles, Ron (Diane) Evans, of Georgia, Denny (Vickie) Evans, of Spokane, WA, Ray Evans, of Grand Island, NE, Kim (Ellen) Odean, of Hershey, NE and Don, Jr. (Gayle) Odean, of Redding, CA; numerous cousins and other family.
Travis was preceded in death by his mother, Deb Evans; his grandparents, Don Odean and Lillie Odean Willey; his granddad, Vence Evans; and an uncle, Doug Evans.
Memorial service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore with Pastor Dan Reimers officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Riverview Cemetery in Sutherland, NE. Visitation will be Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore followed by cremation. Condolences may be shared at odeanchapel.com. In lieu of flowers the family has established a memorial.