Kevin Dean Evans
April 21, 1968  -  March 5, 2018

Kevin Dean Evans

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The Permian Basin Fair/Sandhills Stock Show and Rodeo Office
218 W. 46th St.
Odessa, TX  79761
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Sunset Funeral Home Chapel
6801 East Business 20
Odessa, TX  79762
Friday, March 09, 2018
10:00 am
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Permian Basin Fair/Sandhills Stock Show & Rodeo
218 W. 46th St.
Odessa, TX  79761

Kevin Evans, 49, of Odessa, Texas, passed away on March 5, 2018 in Odessa, Texas.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 am, Friday, March 9, 2018 at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home with Reverend Larry Hood officiating.

Visitation will be immediately following the memorial service at The Permian Basin Fair/SandHills Stock Show & Rodeo Office, 218 W. 46th St.

Kevin Evans was born in Odessa, Texas to Ronnie and Judy Evans on April 21, 1968. Kevin graduated from Permian High School in Odessa Texas where he played baseball. Kevin had the opportunity to play ball at OSU and opted for a better offer to marry the love of his life, Chelli on December 12, 1987.

Kevin worked in the oilfield over 27 years. He is the president of the Sandhills Stock Show & Rodeo and also the Permian Basin Fair & Exposition. Kevin was an avid BBQ Cooker and cooked competitively for many years traveling the BBQ circuit. Kevin loved golf, home improvement projects, NASCAR, little league and college baseball and anything Oklahoma Sooner’s!!

Kevin was loved by all and had many, many friends and he loved them all.

Kevin is preceded in death by both his maternal and paternal grandparents.

Kevin is survived by his wife, Chelli Evans of Odessa, TX, his parents, Ronnie & Judy Evans of San Angelo, TX, his sister Kelly Childers and husband, Tommy of Midland, TX, Chester & Bobbie Bean of Springtown, TX, Terry & Denise Browning of Odessa, TX and many loving nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Kevin's honor to Sandhills Stock Show & Rodeo or the Permian Basin Fair.

Arrangements are entrusted to Sunset Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home. To send family condolences please sign his guestbook at


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  1. Jim & Vicki Cotton
    Odessa, TX

    We were shocked and saddened to hear of Kevin’s passing. We have many fond memories of the old lake place and our many weekends shared as neighbors. May the Lord lift you all up and give you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Heaven has certainly gained a very special angel! Our thoughts and prayers are with Chelli and the family. James and Vicki Cotton

  2. Jeanne, Jim & Jake Oliver
    Odessa, TX

    In loving memory of Kevin Evans, Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our hearts are breaking for you at this time for you, Chelli. We love y'all! Our friendship was such a special time & feel like we grew up together & became lake family. Those were the days!! We have so many great memories of our time at the lake with y'all. Kevin was such a special, kind-hearted man & would give you his shirt off his back if you needed it. Dance like no tomorrow Kevin in heaven. Well done good & faithful servant.

  3. Ronnie Brumback
    Edwardsville, IL

    Chelli, Judy, Ronnie and Kelly,
    I cannot express how sorry I am to hear about Kevin. So many great memories flood my mind when I think of him and our times together. Like numerous others, I am lucky to call him a friend. Please know that we are grieving with you in this difficult time.
    We are all better people because of Kevin. He touched so many in such a positive way. Kevin made a difference in this world! He will not be replaced and certainly will not be forgotten.
    God Bless you all,
    Ronnie Brumback

  4. Eddie and Connie Tucker
    Odessa, TX

    We were so shocked and saddened to hear of Kevin’s passing. Chelli, our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family at this most difficult time. May peace and comfort surround you in the days ahead.

  5. barbara baker
    charleston, SC

    Aunt Mary and family are so sorry to of Kevin's passing away.Please give Ronnie and Judy our condolences.Barbara Baker

  6. Lexie Stephens
    Odessa, TX

    My deepest condolences to Kevin's family, blood and rodeo. Prayers for all during this time. 🙏🌹

  7. David Moore
    Dublin, TX

    Chelli I'm so sorry to hear about Kevin. I thought he was a great guy when I helped yall with the rodeo in '10,' 11, '12. My condolences and prayers are with you and your family.

  8. Sherry Phillips
    midland, TX

    I am so very sorry for your loss. I know this is difficult times. My prayers are with you all.



  10. Christy White
    Crane, TX

    Chelli Words cannot express our sympathy for you and your family at this time. We take joy in the fact that he is healed and while again. We pray for peace and strength for you all in the days to come. We love you.

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  12. Brandy Jeffreys
    Lubbock, TX

    Kevin had a very generous, and giving heart. He had a GREAT sense of humor that kept us all laughing. Kevin- you will be missed by everyone who knew you, met you, and the ones that wish they had met you! I wish I could see the smile on your face when you get to the Pearly Gate of Heaven, and Saint Peter announces, "Tater Quail Legs Evans" has arrived to the party; the BBQ pit is to the right! Keep the party going until we meet again my friend. We love you, The Jeffreys Family.

  13. Jimmy & Sherr Ellis
    Odessa, TX

    I’m so very sorry for your loss Kevin will be missed . Cheli call if you need anything at anytime

  14. Annette Homsey

    Chelli , I am so incredibly saddened to hear about Kevin( Tator) . So many people admired yalls beautiful relationship , including myself !! Soul mates ❤️ I am praying for you my friend and will continue for the days ahead . God bless you all!!
    Annette Homsey

  15. Andie Fierro
    Odessa, TX

    My most deepest condolences to Chelli and your family. Y’all have always been like family and treated me so. Kevin will be deeply missed by all.

  16. Keira Smith
    Gardendale, TX

    So very sorry to hear of Kevin’s passing. He was a good person and will truly be missed. My prayers are for peace and comfort during a difficult time and in the future!

  17. Mary & Gary Cooper
    May, TX

    Chelli, I am so sorry for your loss. It has been such a blessing and a true honor to know Kevin. He will be missed by so many, the impact that he made on so many lives during his short time on earth will be felt for years to come. Sending prayers for your comfort and peace. Love you so.

  18. Karen John Surber
    San Angelo, TX

    So sorry to read about Kevin. My thoughts & prayers are with you all. It is so hard to lose a child no matter what the age is.

  19. Eric Carlson
    Cypress, TX

    Chelli, Ron and Judy,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all through this difficult time.

  20. Renee Syverson Meinkowsky
    Odessa, TX

    Chelli, I am so sorry to hear of Kevin’s passing. He was always avery nice to me. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  21. David Holdridge
    Odessa, TX

    Ronnie Judy Kelly Cheli , I am so sorry to here this news. my heart is very heavy of this news. I'll lift your family up in prayer for God to lead and comfort ya'll. love David

  22. Don Jones
    Odessa, TX

    Chilli, i could not believe when I heard about Kevin, always thought the world of him going all the way back to Little League baseball. Holler if needed, you are in our prayers, Love you both.

  23. Kim Robertson
    Odessa, TX

    I'm so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and the family.

  24. Steve and Sandra Robinson
    Odessa, TX

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Chelli, we loved Kevin so very much and are just heartbroken.

  25. Kelly Phillips
    Midland, TX

    Reggie and I were so sad to hear of Kevin’s passing. Kevin had the ability to leave a lasting imprint with people and he did with us. We are sending love and prayers to you and his family. May our gracious Lord help you find peace and comfort during this time!.

    odessa, TX

    Ronny and Judy,
    So sorry to hear this...I remember Kevin as a sweet-fun loving kid in the neighborhood....Our prayers and thoughts are with you and the family in tis time of sorrow.. The Riddle and Taylor Family

  27. Trena Morgan
    Comfort, TX

    We are so sorry. You're in our thoughts and prayers. We miss and love you so much.
    Sissy and Gaylon

  28. Perry White and Bash Bilski
    Brenham, TX

    So sorry for the loss of a good man love you Tater you well be missed

  29. Ken Lofgren Peanut
    Seminole, TX

    Chelli, I’m so sorry to hear and shocked at the loss of Tater. I hope you know your in my thoughts and prayers.

  30. Scott Jeffreys
    Lubbock, TX

    Chelli so sorry for your loss. Kevin was a great friend and kind person that will be truly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  31. Whitney Flippin
    Odessa, TX

    My heart breaks knowing Kevin is no longer here with us eternally. However, I know he's rejoicing in heaven with Phil and everyone he knows who has passed before him. I will always have many fond memories of Kevin. He will be deeply missed during the Fair and Rodeo time. We're here for you, Chellie, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.

  32. Christi and Tom Messick

    Chelli, please know me and Tom are so sorry for your loss! Kevin was a great man and we were glad to call him and you our friends. Love you and know you are in our prayers.

  33. Royce and Patti Woolard
    Horseshoe Bay, TX

    We are both so sad to hear about Tater. Chelli, there are no words that can be said to lessen the loss. I know that you will surrounded by family and friends but know that we love you kid and and are thinking about you. May God give you strength because Kevin gave you love and memories that will forever live in your heart.

  34. Mike & Tonya Sullivan
    Odessa, TX

    Mike and I are so sorry for your loss Kevin was an awesome person & a very kind soul. It was with great sadness that we learned of Kevin's passing; please accept our heartfelt condolences and know he will be truly missed!

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