Name: Marcus W. Evans Sr.

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Age: 35

Occupation and title: Champion Chevrolet GMC car salesman

Spouse’s name: Chiquita L. Evans

Children’s names and ages: Aaron Pratt, 13, Marcus W. Evans Jr., 3

Church affiliation: Laurel Hill United Church of Christ

What’s the best part of your day? Waking up my family

If you could select another profession, what would you do? Professional sports analyst

Why do you choose to live in Franklin/Southampton/Isle of Wight County? My wife’s hometown

If you had two weeks’ vacation and money were no object, how would you spend your time? My wife and I would go to Palma, Spain

Favorite food: Fried chicken

Favorite weekend destination: Anywhere I can relax with my family

Favorite college sports team: Virginia Tech

Favorite pro sports team: New York Giants

Favorite color: Black

What’s the best life lesson you’ve learned, and who taught you? Set your priorities, life experiences

Favorite Bible verse: Honor thy mother and thy father

What’s the best decision you’ve made in life? Marrying my wife

Which local charitable or non-profit organization do you wish more people would support? CHKD

Tell us something about yourself that most people don’t know. My faith

What’s your hobby? Sports and music

If you could re-live one day of your life, which would it be and why? July 12, 2003, that’s the day I got married and changed my life.

What gives you the blues? The thought of losing someone close to me

What’s the most Southern thing you’ve ever done? Throwing horseshoes

What’s your best childhood memory? Christmas as a child

Tell us one true thing. Action speaks louder than words

What frightens you most? Needles

If you could live anywhere else in the world, where would it be and why? Atlanta, Ga. because of the location and opportunity

Who’s your favorite ex-president? Bill Clinton

If you could pass or change one law, what would it be? Tax laws

What last brought tears to your eyes? The passing of my grandmother, Bessie Wiggins.

If you could invite three guests - living or dead, from anytime in history - to dinner, who would they be? Martin Luther King, James Evans, great-grandfather, Stefan Lawrence, my brother

What three objects would you take with you to a desert island? Food, fire and my wife

What kind of music do you like, and who’s your favorite performer? Jazz, R&B, old school hip-hop, Luther Vandross

Tell us about a good movie you’ve seen lately and why you liked it. American Gangster, showed the versatility of Denzel Washington

Who’s a famous athlete or entertainer you admire? Michael Jordan

What’s the last book you read? Makes you want to holler

To whom are you grateful and why? My parents, Morris and Veronica Evans. Because of the morals and values they planted in me.