Evans Mobley, Jr. was born August 30, 1940, in Savannah, Georgia the son of the late Evans Mobley, Sr. and Beatrice Giles Mobley. Evans Mobley, Jr. passed away on April 28, 2021 in Jacksonville, Florida. His battle with serious medical issues in recent years showed his courage in facing challenges with a smile. Despite the pain, Evans came out a hero and stayed strong until the end.
Evans attended public school in Savannah, Georgia graduating from Sophronia M. Tompkins High School. Following graduation, he served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged. He returned to Savannah and joined the Savannah Police Department. In 1970, Evans moved to Jacksonville, FL for employment with Greyhound Bus Line.
Evans met the love of life, his wife of 33 years Catherine “affectionally calling her Kitty Cat” on one of his bus charters. He was known as “Mobley” to the other employees and operators. Evans retired in 2000 after 30 years of service as a driver instructor and driver operator. His family met him with a surprise retirement party at the Jacksonville Greyhound Station. The passengers on the bus applauded him.
After retirement Evans missed driving a bus, so he and Catherine purchased their first RV. They were founding members of Northeast Florida Campers RV Club. They traveled across the country enjoying “Stress Free RVing”. At one point he served as the club’s Parliamentarian. Evans enjoyed working on home improvement projects. He was a “Jack of all Trades” and mastered most of them. Everyone who knew Evans understood he was a sports fanatic! He loved tennis and football. He was a Cleveland Browns fan and a 25-year Jacksonville Jaguars Season ticket holder.
Evans was a member of St. Paul A.M.E. Church, serving on the usher board. He is preceded in death by his parents and his sister Mrs. Sylvia Mobley Holmes.
Surviving in addition to his wife, Catherine F. Mobley, are his daughters, Sharon Willis, Debera Braham (Otis), Yvette Mobley, Savannah, GA, Myrdena Ford Francis (Jeris), and Dr. Monica Ford-Davis (Robert), Jacksonville, FL; son, Mark Mobley, Atlanta, GA; sisters, Betty Robbins and Dorothy Bodino, Savannah GA; and a host of loving grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends.
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