|James H. Bevans|
|May 14, 1947 - August 11, 2010|
|Rock Island, Illinois|
|Visitation: 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sunday August 15, 2010 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 201 E. 4th Ave., Milan, Ill.|
|Funeral Service: 10:30 a.m. Monday August 16, 2010 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 201 E. 4th Ave., Milan, Ill.|
|Interment: Monday August 16, 2010 at Memorial Park Cemetery, Rock Island, Ill. |
|James H. Bevans, 63, of Rock Island, died Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at his home.|
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. on Monday at the Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 201 E. 4th Ave., Milan. Burial is at Memorial Park Cemetery, Rock Island. Visitation is 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Lighthouse Baptist Church, Rock Island.
Jim was born on May 14, 1947 in Newport, Arkansas, a son of J.W. “Blacky” and Muriel Frakes Bevans.
He was an ironworker and co-owner of Bevans Steel Co., Davenport.
Jim was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church, Rock Island and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. He was an avid bass fisherman. Jim loved being a grandpa and attending his grandsons' activities.
Survivors include his sons and daughter-in-law, Trent Bevans, Clinton, Iowa and Troy and Elizabeth Bevans, Davenport; grandsons, James Bevans, Jack Bevans and Sam Bevans; brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert and Trish Bevans, Milan and Rick and Barb Bevans, Moline; and sisters and brother-in-law, Denise and Victor Snyder, Stillwater, Okla. and Joyce Heath of Kentucky. He was preceded in death by his parents.
The best memory I have is that he loved me and I loved him. He will always be my father, best friend and mentor throughout life and beyound. I know where to find you dad....I promise!!! Love, your youngest son, Troy.
-- Troy Bevans
I first met Jimmy when I was 2nd year apprentice, he had a reputation as a real hard person to get a long with? We instantly formed a friendship and he became someone I truly respected, while I was a 2nd year apprentice, I got into a fight in a bar, and as a result I had to go to jail for 2 weeks, Jimmy made sure no one knew and as a result I did not get into trouble and thrown out of the apprenticeship. I owe jimmy my career as an Ironworker, later that year I broke my hand in a fight and he had to lay me off, right around Christmas he called to see how I was doing and asked about my little girl and what I was getting her, I told Jimmy I could'nt get her anything, He told me to meet him and he took 300$ out of his pocket and told me to get her some gifts, I told him I did not know when I could repay him back, and that really did not matter to him. Jimmy Bevans was not only my boss, he was my friend, he truly cared and I will miss hearing his laugh. I will forever be indebted to him. I will see you some day my friend, Mike Ortega
-- Mike Ortega
The times he picked up payroll I enjoyed hearing Jim talk about an upcoming fishing trip and I could share with him about my brother who also was an avid bass fisherman. Nice man, he will be missed. My sympathy and prayers to the entire Bevans family.
Sue Harkert, Receptionist at Sheakley PaySystems
-- Sue Harkert
Uncle Jim was a great man whom I looked up to for guidance. I did not have a biological father in my life, but Grandpa Blacky and him did all they could to make sure that I was provided for. I give him credit for my work ethic. He was the hardest working man I knew. He taught me that you work hard for what you get, and you have what you got because you worked hard. I will miss him dearly. He will forever be in my heart and mind. - Josh Bevans
-- Joshua Bevans
We will meet again big brother...when the Roll is called up yonder we'll be there.
-- Denise Snyder
Joyce, Rick, Rob, Denise, Trent, Troy and all - Our deepest sympathies. May God's enormous grace and love comfort each of you, may you find strength together in memory of a great father, grandfather and brother. We pray that Jim's love for each of you, his contagious laughter and great spirit will help you to find peace until you meet again.
-- Sherry Daggett Chilton
Our thoughts are with you. Will be there to talk over all our memories.
-- Pat & Becky Bevans
Bob and Trish, I am so sorry to hear about your brother. I know how hard it is to lose some one you love. The part he played, in your lives, can never be filled again, but the memories will always be there.You are in my prayers and know I'm always there for you. Love, Cathy Buckwalter
-- Cathy Buckwalter
Sorry to pick up the paper this morning and read about the passing of Jim. After reading the above posts, I'm confident he was the man I new he was on and off the job. Jim took great pride in his company and the people who worked for him, he would stand shoulder to shoulder with any of them. He was a man of his word. If Jim told you he'd be there, He'd be there! He didn't make excuses, He always held up his end of the deal, Thank You Jim! Jim was a great man and will be missed by all who knew him. The Bevans Family will be in our prayers.
-- Mick Webster/ Estes Construction
Trent and Bob,
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Jim. Working at the Hall I got to meet Jim and he always had a smile and treated me with respect. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your entire family.
-- Tina Rowland
we send ourheart felt sympathy to your familes for your loss
-- tom &fern heath - lil heath- rod and tabitha heath
My Sympathy to all his Loved Ones, Seems such a short time ago all of the children in his family was playing around the home of his grandparents, Henry and Marie Frakes. God's Blessings to all.
-- Millie Daggett
Rick, The Lafayette Bible Baptist Church and the Bragg family are praying for you and your family. May the God of all comfort help and strengthen you in this time of loss. Though I did not know your brother, I lost my brother to cancer 6 years ago and I understand a little bit of your heartache. We will be praying for you during this time of sorrow. HEAVEN JUST GOT SWEETER THIS WEEK! Pastor Bragg
-- Pastor Edward Bragg
Troy and Family, we are sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you. Deb, Van and Everyone here at New Horizons Des Moines
-- Deborah Farver Plumb
Local 111 has lost a great Ironworker and a good man. I was fortunate enough to have worked arouned jim for many years,he will be missed. good by JIM. Bob shinn
-- James R. (Bob) Shinn