Marvin Edward "Ed" Evatt

  • Born: April 20, 1936
  • Died: September 26, 2021
  • Location: Central, South Carolina

Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home & Crematory

108 Cross Creek Road
Central, SC 29630
Tel. (864) 639-2411

Tribute & Message From The Family

Marvin Edward "Ed" Evatt, 85, born April 20, 1936, formerly of Central, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 26, 2021.

Ed was born in Pickens County, a son of the late John Gaines and Beulah Lee Lesley Evatt. He was a member of the first graduating class of D.W. Daniel High School in 1956 and was a member of First Baptist Church of Central. He was a retired supervisor at TRW in Clemson. Ed loved his Atlanta Braves, Clemson Tigers and Daniel High School Lions. He also loved music and was known for his search for the perfect sound.

Surviving are his daughter, Melanie Branham and husband, Gregg, of Easley; son, Marvin E. Evatt, Jr. and wife, Lori, of Greenville; and grandchildren, Benjamin and Lydia Branham.

In addition to his parents, Ed was predeceased by his loving wife, Marian Evans Evatt; brothers, John William "Wid" Evatt; James Gaines "Jim" Evatt, Sr.; Calvin Lawrence "Doc" Evatt; and his sister, Betty Jean Evatt Pilgrim.

Funeral services will be 4 PM, Friday, October 1, 2021, in the chapel of Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home in Central with burial to follow in Sharon United Methodist Church Cemetery. Scroll to the video player below to view the service.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 3:50 PM, Friday prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Pickens County Meals on Wheels, 349 Edgemont Avenue, Liberty, SC 29657 or at

The family would like to thank the staff at The Willows of Easley for their excellent care and love shown to Ed for the last 5 years.

Click the play button in the video player below to watch the service.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

Sorry to hear about Ed's passing. He and I were friends and class mates at Daniel in the first graduating class in 1956. I remember Ed as a friendly person with a good sense of humor. We had fun ar Daniel in that first year of consolidation where we met a lot of new people. Ed was one of the best, and I am sure he will be greatly missed by many.

Posted by Dave Patterson - Morehead City, NC - Friend   October 08, 2021


We are deeply saddened to hear of your loss. Ed will greatly be missed. Prayers for the family.

Posted by Tim & Stephanie Barnes - Greer, SC - Family   September 29, 2021

So sorry for your loss, prayers for the family.

Posted by Sandi Griffith - Central, SC - Family   September 29, 2021

Melanie I am so sorry to hear about your precious dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. I will miss his sweet smile and quick wit. Think of all the great memories that you have. May God Bless you all.

Posted by Sharon Davis - Easley, SC - Friend   September 28, 2021

My heart is saddened to learn of Ed's leaving his family here but happy to know that he is walking streets of gold with his Savior. My prayers are with all the family during this time. Have missed our family reunions but one day we will be rejoicing together!! Much love, Nancy Evatt Anderson, daughter of Willie Evatt who was son of Sam and Izette Mcwhorter Evatt.

Posted by Nancy Anderson - Liberty, SC - Family   September 28, 2021

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