Claude "Blackie" Evans
Born on November 26, 1935 in Joplin Mo. Passed on September 28, 2007
at his home in Henderson NV. He lived there 54 years.
One time resident- lobbyist, and S-I-S- AFL-CIO Retired from State AFL-CIO
A prominent Labor Leader and political activist, he began his career as a
steelworker at the Titanium plants in Henderson and went on to lead the
State’s largest labor organization for 21 years as chief of the AFL-CIO and
as executive board member of the National Federation. A long time Champion
of working men and women, he was an iconic presence lobbying on their
Funeral home handling arrangements: Palm Mortuary 702-464-8440 Date, time
and place of Services: Friday October 5, 2007 Palm Mortuary 7600 Eastern ,
Las Vegas Nevada 2pm viewing 3pm service.
Survivors: wife Carolyn, Son Steven, daughters Sheree Cassingham, Seanna
German, and Lisa Evans. Sister Joy Barnes, and 4 grandchildren
Preceded in death: Mother Gertrude Evans, Father Homer Evans, and brother
Other Info: donation can be sent to
AFL-CIO 1701 Whitney Mesa Drive
Henderson Nevada 89014.