Joe Willie Evans, March 22, 1949 - May 13, 2017, resident of Norfolk, Virginia was called home by the Lord after completing his work here on earth.
He was the first of eight children born to the late John M. Hinton, Dorothy L. Evans Hinton-Snowden and William D. Snowden.
Joe was born and reared in Norfolk, VA; attended public schools here, including one year at the old Booker T. Washington H. S. Joe's christian foundation began at our family church Smyrna Church of Christ Holy Disciples under the pastorships of the late Bishop Estelle Hodges and the late Elder James Cherry, and christian education by the Bro. George Graves.
Joe's last job was as a demolition clean-up assistant for K & K Contractors (Tyrone). Other jobs held include a Maintenance Helper for Hampton Roads Sanitation District for about 20 years, a Packer at Canada Dry Bottling Co., a Kitchen Prep/Cook at Giant Open Aire Market, and a delivery boy for Wood's Drug Store.
In addition to his parents above, Joe was recently predeased by his loving daughter Keisha Eaton-Davis (Feb. 22nd), his sister Marsha Anne Forbes, and grandparents Oliver/Lucille Evans and Cornelious/Gertrude Snowden. He leaves to cherish his memory; two sons, Kevin and Donathan Eaton, a son in-law, Shawn Davis-all of Norfolk, three sisters, Gail Unuigbe (Felix)- Norfolk, Carol Lilly (Sidney)- Virginia Beach, and Donnita Wyatt- Portsmouth; three brothers, Jessie Hinton, Marshall Hinton, and William Snowden-all of Norfolk; Aunts, Marie Snowden-Barnes-Woodstock, VA, Hattie Jones and Beulah White-both of Norfolk; great-aunts, Annie Evans-Elliott, Della Evans-Bond and Cora Evans-Riddick (all of Edenton, NC), Earlene Evans (Newark, NJ); uncles Thomas White-Norfolk and great-uncles Issac Evans (Va Beach) & Roger Evans (Edenton, NC). ; five grandchildren; Deshonna, Kendell, Morgan, Lil'Don, Shavail; two step-granddaughters, LaShawn and Kendra; two great-granddaughters Mya & Zariah; good friends Marcia Warren and Bus-Head; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives friends and associates.
Known to some as "Joe", "Uncle Joe", "Grandaddy" or"Joe Willie", "Joe" had an infectious laugh like his mother "Dorothy Lee" and also like his mother he loved to be around his family and his friends. Joe spent a lot of his alone time watching his westerns, SciFy TV, and was expert on the originial Star Trek. We join in usison in saying "until we meet again", to a loving son, brother and father, a giving grandfather and a friend to all. May your joyous laughter and smile fill up Heaven. We love you Joe!