Dan Evins Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Anusuya Mukherjee
Nov 30, 2023 By Anusuya Mukherjee
Originally Published on May 06, 2022
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About Dan Evins

Danny Wood Evins, commonly known as Dan Evins, was an American businessman and entrepreneur.
Dan Evins was well-known as the co-founder of Cracker Barrel. Find out all about celebrity Dan Evins' age, net worth, birthday, height, annual income, best-known works, lifestyle interests, charity works, and many other interesting facts.

Dan Evins Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What was Dan Evins' net worth?

Dan Evins' net worth was at least $35 million.

How much did Dan Evins earn per year?

Dav Evins' annual net income was approximately $3 million.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall was Dan Evins?

Dan Evins was 5.8 ft (173 cm) tall.

How old was Dan Evins?

Dan Evins was 76 years old when he died on January 14, 2012. Evins died at his daughter's house in Lebanon due to bladder cancer.

Childhood And Education

Dan Evins was born as Danny Wood Evins on October 11, 1935, in Smithville, Tennessee. He grew up near Tennessee and graduated from Castle Heights Military Academy. 
Dan Evins attended Auburn University and graduated with a bachelor's degree from Auburn University. Dan Evins' paternal grandfather was James Edgar Evins, who founded Consolidated Oil Limited, and his paternal uncle was former US representative Joe L. Evins.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who was Dan Evins' partner?

Dan Evins was married to Donna S. Evins when he died at 76. His first two marriages ended in divorce, and his third wife, Margarita, died in 2011.
Dan Evins had three daughters, two sons, and 13 grandchildren. His kids' names are Daina Warren, Kate Page, Betsy Jennings, Meacham Evins, and Joseph Evins. Until his death, Dan Evins lived in Lebanon, Tennessee, USA.

Career And Professional Highlights

After high school, Dan Evins served in the Marine Corps for two years and worked as an assistant in his grandfather's oil company.

Best Known For...

Danny Wood Evins was a well-known American entrepreneur, famous for co-founding the southern-themed restaurant chain, Cracker Barrel.
Evins was Cracker Barrel's chief executive officer from 1969-2001. After 2001, he became the chairman until his retirement in 2004. Between 2001-2004, he also served as a chairperson of the board of directors of Castle Heights Military Academy.
Before co-founding Cracker Barrel, Evin worked as an assistant in his family's oil company. His uncle, Joe L. Evins, sat in the United States House of Representatives as a 15-term congressman. In the '50s, Dan worked as a teller in his brother's bank in Lebanon.

Charity Work

In 1988, Dan Evins led the drive to purchase and restore Mitchell House, located in Lebanon, through Cracker Barrel. The company spent $2 million to restore the Mitchell home. The Mitchell home was made into a dormitory for elementary-age students at Castle Heights Military Academy.
Under the Cracker Barrel brand, Dan Evins supported various charities. He supported the Gulf Coast in 2005 following Hurricane Katrina and the relief efforts of the 2010 Nashville flood. In addition, the firm has provided scholarships and sponsorships for The National Black MBA Association for 100 black men of America.

What awards did Dan Evins win?

Dan Evins was awarded an honorary doctorate of Humane Letters for Outstanding Leadership by Cumberland University. Shortly after Dan Evins' death, he was chronicled in magazines including USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times.

Other Interesting Dan Evins Facts And Trivia

  • Dan Evins was enlisted in the US Army, and he served in the Corps of Engineers in Korea.
  • Dav Evins borrowed $40,000 to establish his first old country store, Cracker Barrel, which he returned in just one month after the profit turnover of the restaurant.
  • Dan Evins opened the first branch of his country store on Tennessee State Route 109 in Lebanon.

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Dan Evins Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

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Danny Evins

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Place of Birth

Smithville, Tennessee


173 cm

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Businessman, Entrepreneur


Auburn University

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Donna Evins

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Written by Anusuya Mukherjee

Bachelor of Arts and Law specializing in Political Science and Intellectual Property Rights

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Anusuya MukherjeeBachelor of Arts and Law specializing in Political Science and Intellectual Property Rights

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