John Haywood Evans, Jr. | Obituaries

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John Haywood Evans, Jr., 80, of Rocky Mount passed away on Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021. He was born January 6, 1941 in Durham to the late Lois Stanley Evans and John Haywood Evans, Sr. The family moved to Rocky Mount when Haywood was 9 years old. He loved sports and was an outstanding pitcher in little league and pony league. He attended Rocky Mount Senior High and graduated in 1959. Haywood was an honor student and chosen as one of the top 10 graduates in his class, was Vice President of the National Honor Society, Kiwanis Boy of the Month, AAA All-Conference Basketball, Eastern AAA Scoring Champion, Co-Captain of Basketball Team. He attended Davidson College on a basketball scholarship and was coached by “Lefty” Driesell, Southern Conference Coach of…

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