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George Rawling Evans

April 30, 1969 — January 11, 2023

Wadmalaw Island

George Rawling Evans

It is with great sadness that the family of George Rawling Evans, 53, announces his passing on January 11, 2023. Since June of 2022, George fought a courageous battle against multiple myeloma, undergoing stem cell transplantation at MD Anderson at the time of his death.

George was a lifelong Charlestonian, and in recent years lived on Wadmalaw Island, his favorite place on earth.  He was a graduate of Christ School (Arden) and the University of South Carolina.  He is survived by his wife, Laura (Johnson), his parents, George and Mary Porcher Evans, his sister Caroline Johnson (Harry), and a large and loving extended family of aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws, a niece, two nephews, and godchildren.  He was the owner of Appraisal Group of Charleston, a residential appraisal firm.

Despite his weekly promise to “never play again”, George was a passionate golfer and loved his weekend rounds at the Muni with the Dream Team. He was an avid Gamecock football fan, though admittedly it was a love-hate relationship almost every season.  He could quote entire episodes of The Andy Griffith Show and tell what year the episode was filmed by the opening whistle. While he adored travel, he was happiest in the boat on the Leadenwah, the Bohicket and the North Edisto, fishing or spotting and identifying all manner of marine life and birds. He did not think life was complete without dogs underfoot and loved many over his lifetime.

To know George was to love him.  He touched so many over his too short lifetime. It never failed that he knew someone everywhere he went. He had an infectious laugh, a devotion to his family and friends, and a truly generous spirit. 

The family will receive friends at a casual gathering on Saturday, January 28, 2023 from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Sea Island Yacht Club, Rockville, South Carolina.  Due to limited parking, carpooling is encouraged.  

At a later date, there will be a private graveside service at the St. Philips Church cemetery. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel. 

Donations in his honor may be made to the Lowcountry Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Man of the Year campaign (Joe Riley III) or the charity of your choice.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of George Rawling Evans, please visit our flower store.

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Memorial Gathering

Saturday, January 28, 2023

11:30am - 2:30 pm (Eastern time)

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