Dorothy “Dot” Evans
Dorothy “Dot” Lou Hiett Evans, 78, of North Fort Myers, Florida, passed away on October 22, 2018. She was born to Wallace Samuel Hiett, Sr., and Florence Margaret Brown, on October 13, 1940 in Belleville, Arkansas. She married Wirt Thomas Evans in July of 1962.
She is survived by her son, Wirt “Chip” (Sarah) Evans, II, and her daughter Dottie Evans (Cris Mertens), and two grandchildren, Alyssa and Bradley.
Dot taught for over 30 years, in Tennessee and Florida. She moved to Florida in the late 60s, and started teaching at North Fort Myers High School as a Physical Education teacher. She also worked in asset protection at Sears in Fort Myers, FL. Dot retired from education in 2003 but continued to manage the properties her and her husband had acquired. Being a “Red Knight” was among her most prideful years. For years after retiring, she saw former students everywhere she went and loved seeing them. The friendships that the community brought her were some of the most important in her life. “Once a Red Knight, always a Red Knight”. Dot also loved to spend time with her grandchildren and travel the world with her daughter. She loved to laugh and loved the ones around her with everything she had. She was always thinking of others, gave more than she would ever receive, and thought of everyone else before herself. She was one of the toughest women you’d ever meet; battled cancer and fought long and hard. She was the best mother, wife, and grandmother anyone could ask for, and will be missed dearly.
A Celebration of Life will be held onNovember 21, 2018 from 6:00pm – 8:00pmat Mullins Memorial, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33916. Please join her family in honoring and remembering Dot’s life.
For family, the funeral service will be held at Roselawn Funeral Home in Murfreesboro, Tennessee onNovember 24, 2018.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Hope Hospice, 9470 Healthpark Cir., Fort Myers, FL 33908.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fort Myers is entrusted with final care.