Dr. William E. “Bill” Evans of Bena is an extraordinary but humble gentleman. At the age of 90, he is still working for the betterment of all people.From his teaching career and athletics to his work in honoring the legacy of Irene Morgan, Bill showcases his many talents.
Bill was born in 1931, growing up in rural North Carolina in a house with no indoor plumbing or electricity. He was a poor lad born to a single mother but with an extended family who cared for and nurtured him. Bill’s grandmother took him to church, and his grandfather took him to baseball games and allowed him to help feed the chickens and pigs they had.
Bill recalls his grandmother taking him to an eighth grade graduation once early on where he saw for the first time young black students all dressed up in their Sunday best for their big event. He remembered how he wanted to be able to dress up like that one day and participate in a graduation. This was a beginning of a number of inspirational moments for him....
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