Larry L. Evans, a lifelong resident of Warsaw, passed away at his home with his family by his side on Saturday, December 3, 2022 at the age of 76. Larry was born on November 14, 1946, the only son of Ralph and Betty (Shirey) Evans. On July 20, 1966, he married the love of his life, Joyce Starner, and together, they raised two daughters, Angie and Debbie.
A people person and a natural leader, Larry had a charismatic and entrepreneurial spirit. He began his own auctioneering service while working full time at Nipsco. After 10 years of hard work, Larry was the owner of Evans’ Auction Service where he worked for over 30 years. Larry was devoted to his auctioning career and spent most of his time and energy building his career.
More personally, Larry enjoyed fishing and working with horses; his favorite was Playboy. Larry grew up on his father’s farm where he became an excellent rider and contested them at the local fair. He attended St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Bremen and was a member of the Indiana Auctioneer’s Association. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family.
Larry will be deeply missed by his wife of 56 years, Joyce; daughters, Angie (Joe) Hughes and Debbie (Tim Secrist) Evans; father, Ralph; grandchildren, Matthew (Nicole) Barfell, David Barfell, Jacob (Carina) Barfell, James (Bethany) Hughes, and Jessica Hughes; great grandchildren, Bentley, Alice, and Julian; sisters, Sandy (Marvin) Flannery, Sue (Robert) Conley, and Sonja (Karl) Beck; 4 nieces and 4 nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Evans.
Titus Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2000 East Sheridan Street, Warsaw, is entrusted with the care of Larry. Friends and family may gather at the funeral home on Saturday, December 10, 2022 from 1:00pm until 7:00pm. A memorial service officiated by Pastor Neil Wonnacott, will take place on Sunday, December 11, 2022 at Titus Funeral Home at 2:00pm with the door opening an hour prior.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bremen, Goshen Homecare Hospice, or to a local hospice of the donor’s choice.