Lawrence O. "Dock" Evinger 1922 - 2008 Paola
Services for Lawrence O. "Dock" Evinger, 86, Eudora, will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008, at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home in Paola.Mr. Evinger died Monday, Oct. 27, 2008, at Eudora Medicalodges. He was born Aug. 22, 1922, in Osawatomie, the son of Elmer F. and Carrie G. Skiles Evinger. He grew up in the Osawatomie area. He moved from Osawatomie to Eudora in 1964.Mr. Evinger served in the U.S. Army from Nov. 19, 1942, to Nov. 30, 1945, and in the National Guard after World War II. He was in the Civilian Corps from 1939 to 1940. He worked for the Missouri Pacific Railroad for many years and later as a painter at Kansas University. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.He married Meda M. McRoberts on March 23, 1945. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include three sons Terry L., David L., and Rodney R., all of Eudora; a daughter, Karen Sue Evinger, Lawrence; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by a son, Larry.The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home before the services.