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Evan Charles Myrtle, age 27, entered this world on August 6, 1987 and departed this world for the next on September 11, 2014.

Evan was able to make people laugh easily, love freely and learn that life is what you make of it.  Come sunshine or stormy weather he was there for those he loved.  He lived loud and wasn’t afraid to speak his mind, which may have landed him into trouble a time or two.  He loved fiercely and held those dear to him close to his heart. Without hesitation, Evan would help a friend in trouble or a stranger in need, and all of those in between.

Evan brought people together from all walks of life.  He was born in Washington, grew up in Maine and ended up in North Carolina after getting married.  Evan’s spirit is carried on through his daughter, Addison Rose, age 2, and in the hearts of those he loved: wife Kari Myrtle, brother Bryce Locke, mother Tammy Craw, father Craig Myrtle, his other mother Mary Jo Myrtle and many in-laws, nieces, nephews, friends and family too numerous to list but not forgotten.  He is reunited with his sister Kyraa Locke, uncle Duane Myrtle, grandma Kathleen Myrtle and grandpa Louis Craw.  

There will be a celebration of life in Maine and Washington for his friends and family to gather and recount some of their fondest memories, with details to come.  Evan will always be deeply loved and sorely missed.   

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.”  He meant so much to so many; please come share your stories.


4 thoughts on “Ev

  1. Melissa Tavares says:

    I have shared my personal story with Kari and I would like for it to remain private, but I would like to say something about Evan. The brief time I knew him, I witnessed just how big/ genuine his heart was. Evan had every reason to be selfish, but was the complete opposite. He sincerely wanted to help others in any way he could and never expected a thank you in return. Learning of his passing, I immediately went into regret mode. Since then I have made peace about the situation because life is simply too short to live with regtets. We must learn from our mistakes, move on and cherish each moment. Evan helped me realize a lot and even more so with his passing. From above, Evan should be very proud of Kari. The strength this woman possess is….I simply cannot even put it into words. Just the very fact that I saw her out the day after his passing speaks volumes of her strength. We all know Evan was taken too soon, but if anyone can handle this it is Kari. Having known Kari and Evan although for a brief time has changed me and my outlook on life and all for the better. I thank you two for the valuable lessons I have learned that I will carry on with me every day from here on out. God bless Kari, Addi and everyone he knew and loved Evan.

  2. Kara LaFrance says:

    Kari, Our hearts break for you and Addie. Evan always reminded me of someone I once new and loved a lifetime ago. His energy was infectious and I always enjoyed his company. Paul has brought Evan up a lot lately and he didn’t know why. He just texted him but we had a strange feeling and that is when I went looking and found this… I’m grateful to have known him for a brief time at SECU house and that at least once you were able to come and visit at our home. You’re daughter is so beautiful. I’m glad she had 2 years with Evan even though I wish it were a lifetime. We’re blessed to have met you all.

  3. Ashley Reilly Thompson says:

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I know that no amount of condolences can begin to fill the emptiness you are feeling at this moment. I didnt ever have the chance to meet Evan but knowing the person you are I can imagine that he must have been an outstanding man. Please know that my thoughts are with you and your beautiful daughter.

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