Daniel Allen Evans of Rural Valley, PA, originally from Carthage, North Carolina, died on January 3, 2020.
His is survived by his loving wife Meagan Greygor, his parents Dan & Pamela Evans, his grandparents Vivian Evans (& the late Tildon Evans), Leon & Peggy Phillips, his uncles Nathan Phillips and Reggie Patterson, and his dog Rocky Balboa.
Danny loved his country, exploring the world, the great outdoors, Jeeps, woodwork, dogs, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and a good German hefeweizen. He was born August 3, 1981, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He lived to help others, first as a firefighter in Fayetteville and Pinehurst, and then as an airborne infantryman in the United States Army, serving in Afghanistan. He met Meagan in Southern Pines in 2007. They moved to Raleigh where he graduated from NC State University. They just moved to Pennsylvania in 2019, where Danny worked as a contractor.
His funeral will be at Walter J. Zalewski Funeral Home, 216 44th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201, on Monday, January 6th, 2020. Friends & family may gather there from 2-6 PM, with a Celebration of Life service, immediately following. For those in North Carolina, there will be a memorial service on Saturday, January 11th at 11 AM, at Eureka Presbyterian Church, 2185 Farm Life School Rd, Carthage, NC 28327.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Danny’s name to 22Zero.org to raise awareness of the 22 veterans a day who commit suicide and to provide treatment for PTSD, erasing despair and sharing hope.
Care of the family is entrusted to Crumpler Funeral Home of Aberdeen & Walter J. Zalewski Funeral Home in Pittsburgh.