Robert “Evans” Wood, III. Age 26 a native and lifelong resident of Gulfport, MS passed away on November 10, 2022, in Gulfport, leaving his family heartbroken.
Evans was a graduate from Gulfport High School in 2015, and a graduate from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2021. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and was set to begin his career as a purchasing agent in Greenville, AL later this month. Evans worked with a team to bring food and the Gospel to local homeless camps. He also did volunteer work at Feed My Sheep and Mississippi Gives non-profits.
Evans was a member of the United States Tennis Association and played league tennis through Bayou Bluff Tennis Club. In his spare time, he loved to go hunting and fishing with his brothers and friends. He especially enjoyed bike riding with his best friend, Justin Perkins
He is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, John H. Murley.
Evans is survived by his loving parents, Robert Evans Wood, Jr. and Deborah “DeeDee” Murley Wood of Gulfport, MS; his grandparents, Martha Goodwin Ammons (Norman) of Port Gibson, MS., Robert “Bobby” Evans Wood, Sr., of Robbinsville, NC. and Betty Murley Ray (David) of Long Beach, MS; his siblings, Miles Wood and John “Jack” Wood of Gulfport, MS; uncles, Hardy Wood of Hattiesburg, MS, and John P. Murley (Maggie) of Gulfport, MS; aunts, Donna Murley Matthews of Gulfport, MS and Tamarah Murley Yotov (llian) of Pensacola, FL; cousins, Trilby Matthews and Annabella Matthews of Gulfport, MS, Yoneko “Neko” Yotov of Pensacola, FL; numerous relatives and dear friends.
Evans was sensitive to the needs of others and his heart overflowed with the gift of empathy. He was a kind, caring, giving, and compassionate young man who loved God. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends and his beloved dog Sadie.
A visitation for friends and family will be held on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, from 9:30 a.m. until the 11:00 a.m. service all being held at The Church on the Coast, 573 Courthouse Road Suite 101, Gulfport. Burial will follow in Floral Hills Memorial Park Cemetery. A reception for friends and family will immediately follow at The Church on the Coast.
“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters.
He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord. Forever.” Psalm 23