By Brandon C. Baker / BBaker@News-Herald.com
…Evarts was, by all accounts, a dedicated family man, an outdoors and music enthusiast, and someone who liked telling and playing jokes.
During one of the service’s few light moments, Col. Iva Griggs, interim commander of the 256th Combat Support Hospital in Twinsburg, told stories of how Evarts would purposely print out 300-page reports knowing he only needed one page. She also told of a time he once happily attended training meetings in the fleece pajama pants he had traveled in because his luggage was missing.“He was actually the most comfortable person in the room,” Griggs said amid laughter.
Griggs also recalled the admiration other soldiers had for Evarts. “Maj. Evarts was very well respected and loved by all that served with him,” she said. “He had a ready smile and a moment to spare to talk with anyone who stopped by … He was always supportive, always up to the next challenge.”…