David Richard Evans, 73 of Fort Smith passed away Thursday, September 21, 2023 in a local hospital. He was a self-employed carpenter. He was a Marine and joined November 6, 1967 through June 12, 2970. He was part of HMM-262. He had over 1800 hours flight time and was awarded 8 Air metal/strike flight awards in the Vietnam War. He was born in Heidelberg Germany. He loved to build things and work with wood. He loved his family. He was preceded in death by his parents Richard James and Marion (LeFlor) Evans; one brother Michael Evans.
He is survived by his wife Linda Evans of the home; one daughter Aleshia Kae Evans of Fort Smith.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, October 2, 2023 graveside with military honors at Fort Smith National Cemetery with military honors under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home in Van Buren.