He was killed on November 25, 1944 during the Battle of Metz. At that time, he was a tank commander and first Sergeant of Company B, 8th Tank Battalion of the 4th Armored Division in the Third Army. He received five Bronze Stars, a Silver Star and a Purple Heart. He had been recommended for a battlefield commission as a 2nd lieutenant but was killed before he was promoted.
Evans is buried in Union Hill Cemetery in Kennett Square. Two of Evans' sisters - Phyllis and Bernice, were Army Nurses during World War II. Two brothers also served during the war: Charles, in Europe with the Army Engineers and Rodger, in the Army Air Corps in the Pacific. Three brothers-in laws were also in the Army during the war. An older brother, Calvin, served in the Army prior to the war, and a younger brother Paul, joined the Army later.