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 auctioneerThe person whom the seller engages to direct, conduct, or be responsible for a sale by auction. This person may or may not actually call or cry the auction.. 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 AssociationAn association of individual auctioneers united to promote the mutual interests of its members; formulate and maintain ethical standards for the auction profession; promote the enactment of just and reasonable laws, ordinances and regulations affecting auction selling; make the public more aware of the advantages of auction selling; and generally improve the business conditions affecting the auction profession., he was President, Vice President, and Secretary Treasurer of The Georgia Auctioneers Association. He was voted “Bid CallerThe person who actually “calls,” “cries or “auctions” the property at an auction, recognizing bidders and acknowledging the highest bidder. Commonly known as the auctioneer. Champion” of Georgia and received his highest honor when he was the first living AuctioneerThe person whom the seller engages to direct, conduct, or be responsible for a sale by auction. This person may or may not actually call or cry the auction. 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 auctioneerThe person whom the seller engages to direct, conduct, or be responsible for a sale by auction. This person may or may not actually call or cry the auction. 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.