Tracy Harper Evans, 60 of Conway, Arkansas, passed away Saturday, October 29, 2022. She was born December 2, 1961 in Conway, Arkansas to Phillip D. Harper and Bobbye Jolly Harper. She was preceded in death by her father and grandparents and her mother-in-law, Virginia Evans.
She is survived by her loving husband, John Evans; her mother, Bobbye Harper of Conway; sister, Jan Long of Bradford; three nephews; Justin Long of Conway, Jared Long and wife Emily, of Ward, Jackson Long of Edmond, Oklahoma; aunts and uncles, Betty Campbell, Sherry Jolly, Durwood and Carolyn Harper, Glenn and Diane Hubbard, as well as several other family and friends.
Tracy enjoyed Traveling and helping others. Her whole life was dedicated to helping individuals and families during a crisis brought on by an emergency or disaster. Tracy received her Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from the University of Central Arkansas. Then, at age 50, she earned a Master's Degree in Emergency Management from Arkansas Tech University graduating with 4.0. GPA.
During Tracy's life, she worked at Catholic Charities of Arkansas, The Phoenix Group, Arkansas Tech University in the Department of Emergency Management and Farm Credit Services of Western Arkansas. She loved working with VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) on both the state and national level.
Tracy was an active member of the National and State, Business and Professional Women Foundation (BPW), first in Russellville, then in Conway, for over 30 years. She also served as Arkansas BPW State President, 2016-2017. Tracy was also a member of the First Assembly of God Church of Russellville, United Commercial Travelers and Arkansas River Valley Gun Club. Tracy, KG5TRI, loved her radio friends at the Arkansas River Valley Amateur Radio Foundation, other radio clubs including, American Radio Relay League, various other Radio Clubs, including Faulkner County, Amateur Radio Club, Arkansas Diamond Radio Club.
The simplest pleasures in life brought Tracy such a great joy and happiness. If it was a newborn baby or a small puppy, she gave both all her love and attention.
Her funeral service will be 2pm, Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at Russellville Family Funeral chapel with visitation one hour prior to the service. Her cousin, Tiffin Hubbard will officiate. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Russellville, under the direction of Russellville Family Funeral.
The family would like to invite everyone to join them at the Golden Corral in Conway, at 5:30pm, following her services Wednesday.
Honorary Pallbearers will members of the Arkansas River Valley Gun Club and the Arkansas River Valley Amateur Radio Foundation.
Obituary and online guestbook are available at www.russellvillefamilyfuneral.com.