Richard Wayne Evans passed away Wednesday, November 30th, 2011 at Columbus Hospice House in Columbus, Georgia after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
The Georgia Auctioneers Association sends our deepest sympathies to the Evans Family. Wayne was a good man and fine auctioneer. He will be greatly missed by all the members of the Georgia Auctioneers Association where his memory will continue to live on as a treasured GAA Hall of Fame member.
Wayne’s adult life was devoted to his family, the auction business and to charity. Wayne served on the Board of Directors of the National Auctioneers Association, he was President, Vice President, and Secretary Treasurer of The Georgia Auctioneers Association. He was voted “Bid Caller Champion” of Georgia and received his highest honor when he was the first living Auctioneer to be inducted into the Georgia Auctioneers Hall of Fame. He attended Jordan High School, Missouri Auction School and received his Certified Auctioneers Institute designation from the University of Indiana.
For many years, Wayne Evans Auction Company has been recognized as one of the leading auction companies in the southeast. Wayne held various auctions for the City of Columbus for many years.
Wayne gladly donated his auctioneer talents to endless fundraising and charity events such as “Feed The Hungry”, The Heart Association, Ducks Unlimited, Riflemen’s Association, The Columbus Cottonmouths jersey auctions and many school fundraisers.
Wayne was the most loving, kind and generous of men. He always reached out to help family, friends and anyone in need. He will be forever missed by those whose lives he touched.