TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Former pharmacist and well-known socialite, Tom Evans, died Wednesday afternoon after a brief illness.
According to Holland Funeral Directors, the 73-year-old died at the hospital in Tupelo.
Evans was a key supporter of the Regional Rehabilitation Center (RRC) in Tupelo.
Each May, he hosted a Kentucky Derby party benefiting the RRC.
RRC Executive Director Robby Parman issued the following statement:
"The Regional Rehab Center is extremely sad to hear the news about our friend and board member, Mr. Tom Evans.
Mr. Tom was an amazing man that cared deeply about every aspect of RRC.
He was passionate about our clients and seeing the most people possible. He was passionate about our staff and taking care of them. He was passionate about RRC's future and where we will be in 25 years.
He cared deeply, and he would advocate for the center daily. RRC will miss our friend but will continue to carry on our mission to the best of our ability because that is what Mr. Tom would have wanted.
2020 has seen the loss of 2 extremely important men to RRC. The first being Mr. Alan Bank and now Mr. Tom Evans. Both men cared deeply about RRC.
There is no doubt RRC would not have been able to help as many people as we did if it was not for these 2 amazing souls."