HOT SPRINGS — Robert (Bob) Evans, aged 90, was born in Chicago, March 16, 1921 and passed from this life Sunday, November 27, 2011, at his home in Hot Springs. He moved to Little Rock at an early age and graduated from Little Rock Central High. He was a cheerleader the first year they opened Quigley Stadium. He attended Kemper Military School and was a 1943 graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a degree in petroleum geology. He was a geologist for Magnolia Petroleum in Oklahoma City before joining the Navy as a radar technician on a destroyer in the Pacific during WWII.

HOT SPRINGS — Robert (Bob) Evans, aged 90, was born in Chicago, March 16, 1921 and passed from this life Sunday, November 27, 2011, at his home in Hot Springs. He moved to Little Rock at an early age and graduated from Little Rock Central High. He was a cheerleader the first year they opened Quigley Stadium. He attended Kemper Military School and was a 1943 graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a degree in petroleum geology. He was a geologist for Magnolia Petroleum in Oklahoma City before joining the Navy as a radar technician on a destroyer in the Pacific during WWII.

He was a geologist for Lion Oil for 10 years, living in El Dorado, Ark.; Bismark, N.D.; Billings, Mont.; and Midland, Texas, before becoming an independent geologist/oil producer is Shreveport, La., retiring in 2001.

Bob was married to the late Carolyn Simms of El Dorado for 52 years. He has a daughter, Janet Evans, who lives near the Buffalo River in Newton County.

In August 2002, he married Sunny Hogan Steed of Pine Bluff, and they established a residence on Lake Hamilton in Hot Springs. He is also survived by step-children, Suzanne Steed and Bill Steed and his wife, Karen; step-grandchildren, Sara Koger and her husband, Mike and Scott Steed and his wife, Julie and their son, Jack.

Bob was a member of the University of Arkansas Campaign for the Twenty-First Century Steering Committee and is currently on the Advisory Board, a Gold and Charter member of the Chancellor’s Society and is in the Arkansas Alumni Association Hall of Honor. He previously supported Chancellor Scholarships and with his late wife, Carolyn, and endowed a music scholarship in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences. He was a major benefactor of the U of A Garvan Woodland Gardens. He was a long-time supporter of the Razorback Foundation and a devout Razorback fan, following them wherever they played across the country. He proudly displayed his Wild Hog plaques and a bronze plaque signed by Lou Holtz appointing him an Assistant Football Coach “For his efforts in helping us to a #3 national ranking and the Orange Bowl Championship.” He often said though he was born in Chicago, he got to Arkansas as soon as he could. Though he didn’t go to school at the U of A, he was a lifelong enthusiastic supporter and at Homecoming in 2008, he was named an honorary Arkansas Alumnus. He couldn’t have been more pleased.

Bob was a past member of the Executive Board of Garvan Woodland Gardens and St. Joseph Hospital Foundation Board, a member of the Hot Springs Country Club, SAE Fraternity, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and a Paul Harris Fellow in the Hot Springs Rotary. He was past president of the Louisiana Association of Independent Producers, a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, one of the founding member s of the University of Oklahoma Energy Center and a past president of the Shreveport Club. His hobbies were golf, horse racing, duck hunting and traveling.

Funeral Services are being handled by Caruth-Hale Funeral Home (online registry at www.caruth-hale.com). Visitation will be from 5:00–6:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at Kilpatrick’s Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 1815 Marshall Street, Shreveport, La. Internment will be at the St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral Columbarium, 908 Rutherford Street, Shreveport at 9:00 a.m., Thursday, December 1, 2011.

Memorial Services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, December 2, 2011 at the Anthony Chapel, Garvan Woodland Gardens with Bob Bledsoe officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Garvan Woodland Gardens, 540 Ark Ridge Road, Hot Springs, Ark., 71913 or St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 228 Spring Street, Hot Springs, Ark. 71901.

Guests may register at www.caruth-hale.com.