Riley Joe Evans
Founding Owner, Licensed Funeral Director, Embalmer, and Crematory Operator
Riley Joe is the son of the late Riley and Milford (Spurlock) Evans. He started in the funeral business as a teenager at the former Johnson Funeral Home at Switzer, WV. He received his education at the Kentucky Mortuary College (now Mid-America) in Louisville, KY, and was licensed in the State of West Virginia as a Funeral Director and Embalmer in 1974.
He later founded the Evans Funeral Home in Chapmanville, WV, in 1975 and has been its continuous owner/operator. He is the husband of Teresa and father of Nicole, Brittany, and Jordan. He is also the proud grandfather of KalLee, Barrett Lynn, and Riley Jake, who are the lights of his life. Joe is a 33rd degree mason and member of the Aracoma Lodge #99 A.F. & A.M. in Logan, the Beni-Kedem Shrine Temple in Charleston, and a Kentucky Colonel.