Daniel Rolland Evers, 78, of Avon Park, Florida, formerly of Metropolis, passed away on Monday, Feb, 4, 2019 in Sebring, Florida.
Funeral service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church with Rev. George Hall officiating. Burial will follow at Bougainvillea Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Thursday, Feb. 7 from 5-7 p.m. at Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home in Avon Park.
Born June 5, 1940 to Daniel Albert Rolland and Mariam Mildred Walters Evers in Metropolis, after working for the FBI from 1959-64, Dan began working for State Farm Insurance.
In 1969, he moved from Terre Haute, Indiana to Highlands County where he continued his work in insurance.
Eventually, he was owner and operator of Dan Evers State Farm Insurance in Avon Park.
Dan’s life was one of caring and commitment to his family, his business and his community.
He had been a member of the Sebring Rotary since 1970, amd vice chairman of the Young Republican Party of Highlands County from 1970-72.
He served on the Board of South Florida Community College from 1972-78 and the Board of Avon Park Historical Society in 2012.
Dan was a member of the Board of Cornerstone Christian Academy from 2011-16 and chairman of the Board for United Methodist Church for eight years where he also served on their finance committee.
He was a member of the Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, where he has also served on the church’s finance committee since 2010.
Dan loved the Lord, traveling with his family, working at his office and working in the yard.
He loved his church family and enjoyed reading the Bible with his favorite Book being John.
Dan is survived by his wife, Jeanna L. Wells Evers of Avon Park; one daughter, Cindy Evers Cobb and husband Mike of Avon Park; two stepsons, Colton Brock and Taylor Brock, both of Avon Park; two sisters, Sue Evers Sumner and Ann Evers Eichorn and husband Charlie, all of Metropolis; his grandchildren, Dana M. Cobb of Lakeland, Florida and Mandy E. Cobb Thompson and husband Donnie and Mason Cobb and wife Kayley, all of Avon Park; and three great-grandchildren, Krew Cobb, Kye Cobb and Kanon Cobb.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorials may be made to Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church Building Fund, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd., Avon Park, FL 33825.