Evan Matthew Ashcraft, 19, passed away from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle car accident in Honey Grove on June 9, 2014.
He was born May 23, 1995, in Sherman to Monte and Robbie Ashcraft at Wilson N. Jones Medical Center.
Evan grew up in Honey Grove. He attended Honey Grove Elementary, Middle School and High School. While in middle school, Evan represented Fannin County in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Dallas.
Evan helped Honey Grove ISD his junior and senior year as a computer assistant and began to work at www.macroplant.com in McKinney. He attended Kiamichi Technical Institute in Durant, Okla., where he received an outstanding achievement award in computer science. Even after his great love of computer science, Evan enjoyed his job at Paris Pizza Hut the most.
Evan also loved having his friends visit and record their rap music throughout the night. He especially enjoyed cooking for his friends, teenage gourmet meals. His other hobbies included writing webpages and figuring out computer language and accessing other networks.
Evan is survived by his parents, Monte and Robbie Ashcraft; his sister, Emily Ashcraft; grandparents Helen and J.L. Ashcraft of Arlington; his grandmother, Betty Morgan of Honey Grove; aunts and uncles Paula and Lee Ashcraft, Ruth Anne and Randy Hendrickson, Sharon and Kenny George, Bobby Morgan, Mark Annett and Linda Raney; and many loving cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Henry F. Morgan.
His friends and pallbearers are Trevor W. Acree, Shelby Ashmore, Dillon Baugh, Jimmy Chaverria, Carey Robinson, and Dawson Wooten. Honorary pallbearers are Sean Shone Hendrickson, Tyler Hulsey, Joshua Harmon, Mitch Harmon, Logan Ashcraft, and Austin Rose
Celebration of his life will be at 1 p.m. Friday at McKenzie United Methodist Church, 701 7th Street, Honey Grove, TX 75446. Interment will follow at Webb Hill Cemetery, close to Webb Hill Country Club, 6320 County Road 1023, Wolfe City, Texas
Visitation is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Cooper Sorrells Funeral Home, 803 E. Main Street, Honey Grove, TX 75446,
The family requests memorial donations be made to the Juvenile Bipolar Disorder Research Foundation.
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Published on  June 16, 2014