Lieutenant Colonel Robert Carson Evans, USMC Retired, died July 21, 2012, at the Tennessee State Veterans Home in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, where he had been a resident. Lt. Col. Evans was a veteran of WW II, Korea, and Vietnam, serving first as a Naval Aviator and then as a Combat Engineer, and after his retirement, as a vocational-technical program specialist for the Tennessee State Department of Education. He is memorialized both as a former commander and as a distinguished marksman at the USMC Marksmanship Training Unit in Camp Lejeune, NC, and at the 11th Engineer Battalion as a former commander. He was a graduate of Tennessee Technological University, and held an Educational Certificate from the University of Tennessee. He was a member and former elder at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Columbia, TN. He was preceded in death by his father, James Hiram Evans, his mother, Minnie Lee Carson Evans, both of Hohenwald, TN, his sister, Dr. Mary Ellen Evans Priestley of Hillsborough, NC, and brother Dr. James Hiram Evans, Jr., of St. Charles, MO, and is survived by sisters Elisabeth Catherine Evans Rice and Virginia Evans Doucette of Hillsborough, NC. He is also survived by his wife, Rita Lafever Evans of Murfreesboro, TN, two sons, Robert C. Bob Evans, Jr., of Columbia, TN, and William A. Andy Evans, of Bellevue, WA, four granddaughters, Tiffany Evans, Columbia, TN, Erin M. Evans, Bellevue, WA, Kristen H. Evans, Redmond, WA, and Julia N. Evans, Bellevue, WA, as well as four great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held in September, with details to be announced by the family.