Captain Bill Evans

Evans BillIn Loving Memory

Captain Bill Evans


07-18-1936 – 04-10-2015


Captain Bill Evans, 78, of LaMarque, TX passed away on Friday, April 10, 2015.  He was born on July 18, 1936 to Pat Evans and Lyda Koen in Galveston, TX.

Captain Bill was a Sportfish Boat Captain and served in the Navy.  He was a beloved husband, proud father and grandfather and will be missed dearly by all who loved him.

Captain Bill is survived by his wife of 33 years, Jerry Evans, sons Kenny Rutherford and wife Terri; Kelly Rutherford and wife Alice; Troy Evans and wife Lori; grandchildren, Jacob, Micah, Brad, Chelsei, Megan, Morgan, and William; sibling, Charlie Evans; many nieces, nephews, great grandchildren and friends.

The memorial service & celebration of life will be held on Saturday, April, 25, 2015 at 4:00 P.M. Galveston Yacht Basin – Club House, 601 N Holiday Drive Galveston, TX 77550.

Condolences may be sent to the Evans family in care of Crowder Funeral Home, Dickinson.  In lieu of flowers, donate to Coastal Conservation Association, 6919 Portwest Drive, Suite 100, Houston, TX 77024, c/o Bill Evans.


  1. So sorry for the loss of your beloved Bill. It is so very hard to lose our loved ones,.

    Maxine Wood
  2. Please accept my deepest sympathy,Jeri. I have such great memories of our H-dock gatherings.

    Frankie Guerre
  3. Please accept my deepest sympathy,Jeri. I have such wonderful memories of our H-dock parties.

    Frankie Guerre
  4. We loved you down here in Costa Rica Capt.
    Rum Runer crew! Rest in peace sir!

    Capt. Joe Crawford
  5. RIP Capt. Billy, one of the nicest people that I ever met in the sport fish world ….you will be missed..

    James Fox
  6. I had the privilege of 2 trips with Captain Bill, I sat and spoke to him one afternoon for about an hour listening to his stories, I could have sat there for 10 hours. He was a salty hardened veteran of the sea and I truly enjoyed getting my small share of his life. Anchors away my friend.

    Richard Morreale
  7. Will always miss Captain Billy Evans, one of the best and nicest Captains ever in Texas!

    Richard B Richardson Jr
  8. What a great honor to have known Capt. Bill……
    May his legecy live on through Brad and Niko. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family as they continue the journey without him. Always in our hearts! See ya on the rip. The Sisk Family

    Jaime Sisk
  9. God speed Capt Billy. A great coach and example to a generation of boat crew,fishermen and fisherwomen. Your humor and insight will be remembered for many years to come. See ya on the rip, cappy…

    Willie Barnett and family
  10. You will be missed Captain Billy.Billy was a an Inspiration to all and a Mentor to many.The memories I have of traveling and working with Captain Billy in the seventies are the greatest I have. Not a day goes by while fishing that I don’t think of Him.Rest in PEACE My Brother.
    Tommy and Rosie Gueldner and Family

    Tommy Gueldner
  11. Lucky to have spent a little time with Captain Bill in the 80’s aboard my Dad’s boat, the Topaz III. Everyone had great respect for Captain Bill Evans. He was just a great person, always very professional yet fun to be around, putting everyone at ease. A truly great man!!

    William Clark
  12. Sorry I missed you Cousin.
    Time gets away from all of us.
    Say hello to Capt. (Uncle Van Anthony Koen for me)

    Van Anthony Curry

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