It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Evan Leon Dancey, 27, of Mocksville, NC, and formerly of Statesville, NC, on Friday, October 14, 2022. He returned home to be with his Heavenly Father.
He was born in Iredell County on October 29, 1994 to Josh Dancey and Amy Mendoza Williams.
Evan had graduated in 2013 from South Iredell High School, where he played football and in his senior year the team won the state championship, and he was very proud of that. He loved all sports, but football was his favorite and he was a fan of the Carolina Panthers. He also liked the Lakers and Lebron James. Evan was a Christian and loved people. He never met a stranger and enjoyed talking to everyone he met. He loved music, singing, dancing and playing Xbox games. More than anything, he loved his family and would do anything for them.
He was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Martin Mendoza.
Those who cherish his memory include his wife, Haley Dixon Dancey; two daughters, Haven Elizabeth Dancey and Emerson Rose Dancey; parents, Josh Dancey (Kathleen) and Amy Mendoza Williams (Andrew); a special aunt and uncle who were like second parents to him, Sasha and Eric St. John; three brothers, Timberland Stadler, Garrett Dancey and Nathan Dancey; two sisters, Lauren Dancey and Isariah Istvan; “special siblings,” Austin St. John (Amber), Kirkland St. John, Jeshua St. John and Audrianna Wilkinson (Brayland); maternal grandmother, Hilda Wyatt; paternal grandparents, Reuben Dancey (Sherry) and Patricia Gagnon; maternal step-grandmother, Lillian Mendoza; and many aunts, uncles and cousins who loved him dearly.
A Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, October 22, 2022 at noon at Western Avenue Baptist Church with Pastor Tim Fluke officiating. Family will visit friends from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. before the service. The burial will be private. The family requests that no black clothing be worn; wear Evan’s favorite colors of red, yellow, white or navy instead.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that your donations go directly to the bank account of their children, Haven and Emerson Dancey. You can call SECU at 704-252-5580 and the account number can be located under the phone number 704-508-1775.
Good memories and online condolences can be left to www.nicholsonfunerals.com.
Nicholson Funeral Home is honored to serve the Dancey family.