Personal Life

His mother Evelyn Poole, and father, Sylvester Lavon Evans Sr. gave birth to three children of which S. Lavon Evans Jr. was the oldest.  Lavon was born and raised in Laurel, Mississippi where he still currently resides with his wife, Pamela Evans, of 44 years.  South Mississippi is an agricultural region.  He spent most of his time growing up on family farms where hard work ethic was a way of life.  He played football in school enjoyed hunting and fishing. 


Even as a kid, Lavon was very competitive.  He won multiple ribbons in state and local Future Farmers of America competitions.  His favorite was being in the Mississippi feeder pig show & sale.  Lavon’s grandmother passed away when he was just a teenager and left him multiple residential rental properties, land, and a convenience store. He has been managing and operating businesses that he has owed from the age of 14.  Lavon saved up enough money through the rental properties and convenience store that he was able to purchase a second store at the age of 16.  This store was in Laurel and this location led to Lavon meeting his lifelong partner.


Pamela Evans was just 16 at the time and lived in a neighborhood directly across from the new convenience store. She met Lavon while he was working in the store one afternoon they started dating shortly after and got married on June 6th, 1978.  Lavon and Pamela Evans have been married for 44 years have 4 kids together and 3 grandkids.

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After they got married, Lavon started working for an oil and gas company in Mississippi.  A few years later, Pamela joined working with Lavon and they were and landman and woman team working directly for several of the Hunt Family oil companies.  They still work together to this day on various oil & gas and real estate projects.


Lavon and his wife raised 4 kids in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Laurel, MS.  He and his wife are still members today and the church has been a major influence on who he is and how he lives his life.  For the past couple of years, Lavon has been actively involved with the church on international trips.  This is something he loves because he can experience the historic places of the world from books he has read.  His goal is to continue taking a yearly trip across the globe to study history and religion. 

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Lavon’s favorite pastime would be hunting and fishing.  He’s had the privilege to hunt and fish all over the North American continent.  He is a true sportsman that loves to catch crappie in the early months of spring and has walked all over the pine belt in pursuit of a flock of turkeys.  Due to working in Texas through his career, he has enjoyed hunting from New Mexico for elk, all the way to Mexico for migratory birds and whitetail deer.  In 2016, Lavon shot an Aoudad in Mexico that was free-range and ended up being the 3rd largest free-range audad on record. His kids grew up hunting and fishing with him and this is an activity they still all enjoy together.

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family photo from 2009 of the Evans Family