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Wausau barber gives his last hair cut


This is the last day in business for a Wausau barber. He is putting down his shears for good.

"I got to go ahead, I've tried to qui. This will be my third time, every five years I say I'm going to hang it up," said Jerry Evans.

After 46 years, and thousands of hair cuts later, Evans said it's time to close up shop.

"Most of them it's been one, two, three, four generations, so I get to know their families, the kids, where they're going to school, how many grandchildren they got. It's one advantage I have over other people, I get to interview them every month," said Evans.

Now Evans celebrates his career with one more cut with his grandson, Owen Opper. He had the pleasure of getting the last trim.

"It's weird," Opper said.

Evans said he decided to lay down his trimmers, because he knows he has limited time with his wife, who recently had a tumor removed from her brain.

"I got hopes that she's going to get better, and see no reason why she won't," said Evans.

And because of his desire to see more of the world.

"It dawned on me, I'm closer to 80 than I am to 70. If I'm going to do anything, I'd like to travel," said Evans.

Evans said he's not sure where he wants to go, but he said he's sure to take it easy.

"The first sixteen years I was here I didn't take a day off, and I said this is silly," said Evans.

Evans said what he'll miss most about being a barber is getting to know all those customers.


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