S. Lavon Evans Jr. was born as the oldest of three children to parents Evelyn Poole and Sylvester Lavon Evans Sr. He was raised in Laurel, Mississippi, where he still resides today with his wife of 44 years, Pamela Evans. Growing up in an agricultural region of South Mississippi, Lavon learned the value of hard work from a young age, as he spent much of his childhood on family farms.
As a student, Lavon was highly competitive, winning several ribbons in state and local Future Farmers of America competitions, including one for a feeder pig show and sale. After his grandmother passed away when he was just a teenager, she left him multiple rental properties, land, and a convenience store, which he began managing and operating at the age of 14. He used the profits from these businesses to purchase a second convenience store at the age of 16, where he met his future wife, Pamela.
Lavon and Pamela have been married since June 6th, 1978, have four children together, and three grandchildren. Throughout his life, Lavon has demonstrated a strong work ethic and entrepreneurial spirit, which have contributed to his success in the real estate and energy industries.
After they got married, Lavon started working for an oil and gas company in Mississippi. A few years later, Pamela joined him and they became a landman and woman team, working directly for several of the Hunt Family's oil companies. They still work together to this day on various oil and gas and real estate projects.
Lavon and his wife raised their four children at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Laurel, MS, where they are still members today. The church has had a major influence on Lavon and his way of life. In recent years, he has been actively involved with the church on international trips, which he loves because it allows him to experience the historic places he has read about in books. Lavon's goal is to continue taking yearly trips around the world to study history and religion.
Lavon's favorite pastime is hunting and fishing. He has been privileged to hunt and fish across North America. He is a true sportsman who loves to catch crappie in the early spring months and has walked the pine belt in search of a turkey flock. Over the course of his career, he has had the opportunity to hunt in different regions, from New Mexico for elk to Mexico for migratory birds and whitetail deer. In 2016, Lavon shot a free-range Aoudad in Mexico, which turned out to be the third largest free-range Aoudad on record. Lavon's kids grew up hunting and fishing with him, and it's an activity they still all enjoy together.