August 14, 1931 - September 23, 2018
Service Date: September 25, 2018
Lawrence Bronson “Lucky” Evans, 87, husband of Bonnie Sue Evans, left his body on Sunday, September 23, 2018 at Rainey Hospice House.
Born August 14, 1931 in the Orr Mill community of Anderson County, he was a son of the late Clarence Mason “Humpy” and Dorcas Constance Ginn Evans.
After graduating from Boys High School, Lucky served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Upon returning to Anderson, he opened Lucky’s Grocery in Homeland Park which, in many ways, became a center of life in the community until his retirement in 1992. During this time Lucky became involved in politics, running for County Council and serving on the Homeland Park Water Board for many years. Lucky was also a SC State Constable and a Shriner. Along with his father, brother, and others, he was instrumental in forming the Anderson County Rescue Squad in the 60’s. He was an active member of Homeland Park Baptist Church.
In retirement at Lake Secession, Lucky continued to help anyone he could in any way he could. If you were Lucky’s friend, you were his “good friend.” Always generous and kind, he loved to laugh and he rarely sat still. He enjoyed monthly meals with his siblings.
He leaves behind his loving wife, Bonnie Sue Williams Evans, along with a daughter, Leisa Connie Evans of Anderson, two sons; Doug Ginn and his wife, Sheila of Anderson, and Gary Ginn and his wife, Karen of Lexington, SC; and a daughter-in-law, Wanda Ginn of Anderson and his siblings; Alvin Evans (Lucy), Sarelle McKinley, and Sharlene Burnette (Bobby), all of Anderson, as well as Johnny Evans (Pat) of Chesapeake, VA. He also is survived by 6 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, a great grandchild and a great great grandson due in January.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Lequitta Doris Dunn Evans, a daughter; Livia Ann Branyon, a son; Jimmie Ginn and a sister; Louise Bryan and two brothers-in-law; Goodwin Bryan and John McKinley.
The family would like to thank the doctors and staff at AnMed, Iva Rehab, and Rainey Hospice House for their kindness in making Lucky’s last days as comfortable as possible.
A gathering of friends and family will take place at 11 am, Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at Homeland Park Baptist Church with the Rev. James Strickland, officiating with US Army Military Rites.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Homeland Park Baptist Church, 3010 Abbeville Hwy, Anderson, SC 29624 or Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Rd, Anderson, SC 29621.
Condolences may be offered to the family at www.sosebeemortuary.com.
The Sosebee Mortuary and Crematory, South Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.