[SEL] Sad News - Jerry Evans

Al Harris al.harris at rustic-engines.com
Tue Jun 5 15:15:19 PDT 2012

Heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Jerry Evans.

It was always with pleasure and interest that I read his posts to the 
group and it wasn't hard to measure the merit of the man.

R.I P. Jerry.

Tommy, would you post a pic of the plate for us to admire please, and 
ponder on the skills of this gentle man "Out Of Africa".

Al Harris

Northern Rivers. NSW Oz.

On 6/06/2012 3:54 AM, Judge Tommy Turner wrote:
> This is very sad news Arnie.  I'm like most on the List, I never met Jerry
> in person but considered him a good friend through our many conversations.
> About 3 or 4 years ago Jerry donated a couple of entries for the making of a
> brass plate to the ATIS Charity Auction. I purchased them both.  I told
> Jerry I really didn't need any plates made and just consider it a donation
> to the ATIS auction.  From time to time he would contact me and mention that
> he wanted to make some plates so he could square up.  I told him there was
> no need and he would always say "but I really want to".
> In the fall he contacted me and said he really wanted to make me a plate as
> soon as possible.  I guess he knew his health was becoming a problem.  I
> told him I had an engine that needed a plate and he was thrilled.  I
> mentioned that the plate I needed would be oversize so we could consider the
> making of it to count for the 2 I had purchased.  I sent him a scan of an
> original and in about a month the new plate arrived.  It was perfect.
> It means even more to me now than just a nice ID plate on an engine.
> As Jerry would always say with his email sign off "Keep the revs up...(or
> down)"
> His website:  http://www.oldengine.org/members/evans/plates/index.htm
> Tommy Turner
> Magnolia, KY
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:sel-bounces at lists.stationary-engine.com] On Behalf Of Arnie Fero
> Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2012 12:54 PM
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> sel at lists.stationary-engine.com
> Subject: [SEL] Sad News - Jerry Evans
> Folks,
> It is with a sad heart that I pass along the news of Jerry Evans' death. He
> died last night after a bout with cancer.
> He was a good friend and a frequent contributor to the lists.
> Jerry was also well known in the old engine community for the beautiful
> brass engine plates that he designed and built.
> He will be missed by many.
> Arnie

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