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Richard "Dick" Evans Obituary

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Richard "Dick" Evans

Midwest City, Oklahoma

September 27, 1936 - May 18, 2024

Richard "Dick" Evans Obituary

Richard "Dick" Evans, born on September 27, 1936, in Elmore City, Oklahoma, passed away peacefully on May 18, 2024. Richard's journey began in the heartland of Oklahoma, where he grew up in Midwest City, graduating from Midwest City Bombers High School. A natural athlete, he excelled in football, basketball, wrestling, and baseball, leaving an indelible mark on the Bombers' sports legacy.


Continuing his athletic pursuits, Richard played college football for the University of Oklahoma Sooners under the mentorship of legendary coach Bud Wilkinson. His time with the Sooners was marked by triumph, as he proudly contributed to two national championships.


In 1956, Richard married the love of his life. Their union was a testament to love, commitment, and shared dreams. He is survived by his wife Lynn, his sister Elaine, his three sons Mike (Joy), Richard Jr. (Carrie), and Matt (Suzie), many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


After his playing days, Richard transitioned seamlessly into coaching. In 1960, Dick began his career as a Teacher and head coach of US Grant High School before returning to Midwest City. For 26 years, he coached the Bombers, 12 years as Head Coach. Dick led them to 3 Championship games ('79 '80 '82) and 2 State Titles in 1985 and 1988.

Among his many accomplishments, Coach Evans' legacy is perhaps best epitomized by his impact on the lives of his players. He instilled in them not only the fundamentals of the game but also the values of teamwork, discipline, and perseverance. In 2012, in recognition of his achievements, the "Dick Evans Press Box" at Rose Field was dedicated in his honor.


Dick's influence extended beyond the football field; he was a devoted husband, loving father, grandfather, and cherished friend. His kindness, generosity, and unwavering support endeared him to all who had the privilege of knowing him.


Coach Evans leaves behind a legacy of excellence, integrity, and passion for the game. While he may have left this world, his spirit will forever live on in the hearts and memories of those who were fortunate enough to know him.


In honoring Richard's life, let us remember not only the touchdowns he scored and the championships he won but also the lives he touched and the hearts he uplifted. Rest in peace, Coach Evans. Your legacy will continue to inspire generations to come.


Services will also be livestreamed through Meadowood Baptist Church.  Please visit     https://www.meadowood.online.church


To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Richard "Dick" Evans hosted by Barnes Friederich Funeral Home.

Richard "Dick" Evans, born on September 27, 1936, in Elmore City, Oklahoma, passed away peacefully on May 18, 2024. Richard's journey began in the heartland of Oklahoma, where he grew up in Midwest City, graduating from Midwest City Bombers High School. A natural athlete, he excelled in football, basketball, wrestling, and baseball, leaving an indelible mark on the Bombers' sports legacy.


Continuing his athletic pursuits, Richard played college football for the University of Oklahoma Sooners under the mentorship of legendary coach Bud Wilkinson. His time with the Sooners was marked by triumph, as he proudly contributed to two national championships.


In 1956, Richard married the love of his life. Their union was a testament to love, commitment, and shared dreams. He is survived by his wife Lynn, his sister Elaine, his three sons Mike (Joy), Richard Jr. (Carrie), and Matt (Suzie), many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


After his playing days, Richard transitioned seamlessly into coaching. In 1960, Dick began his career as a Teacher and head coach of US Grant High School before returning to Midwest City. For 26 years, he coached the Bombers, 12 years as Head Coach. Dick led them to 3 Championship games ('79 '80 '82) and 2 State Titles in 1985 and 1988.

Among his many accomplishments, Coach Evans' legacy is perhaps best epitomized by his impact on the lives of his players. He instilled in them not only the fundamentals of the game but also the values of teamwork, discipline, and perseverance. In 2012, in recognition of his achievements, the "Dick Evans Press Box" at Rose Field was dedicated in his honor.


Dick's influence extended beyond the football field; he was a devoted husband, loving father, grandfather, and cherished friend. His kindness, generosity, and unwavering support endeared him to all who had the privilege of knowing him.


Coach Evans leaves behind a legacy of excellence, integrity, and passion for the game. While he may have left this world, his spirit will forever live on in the hearts and memories of those who were fortunate enough to know him.


In honoring Richard's life, let us remember not only the touchdowns he scored and the championships he won but also the lives he touched and the hearts he uplifted. Rest in peace, Coach Evans. Your legacy will continue to inspire generations to come.


Services will also be livestreamed through Meadowood Baptist Church.  Please visit     https://www.meadowood.online.church


To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Richard "Dick" Evans hosted by Barnes Friederich Funeral Home.

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