Retired coast guard reserve captain Fred J. Evans, 67, who served four years with the Selective Service System here, died of cancer Sunday at Bethesda Naval Hospital.

Capt. Evans served from 1968 until he retired in 1972 in the system's mainpower division.

A native of Battle Creek, Mich., he joined the Coast Guard reserve in 1940 and served aboard convoy escort ships in the North Atlantic during World War II.

After the war, he returned to Battle Creek where he was president of the United Graphics Corp. for 21 years. He then retired and moved to Washington for his assignment with the Selective Service.

Between the late 1940s and 1968, he served as an instructor and inspector with a number of Coast Guard reserve units in the Midwest.

Capt. Evans was a member of the Reserve Officers Association and was a former national vice president of the group. He also was a member of the Retired Officers Association and the American Legion Reserve Officers Association.

He is survived by his wife, Jeanne Gleason Evans, also a Coast Guard reserve officer, of the home in Washington: two daughters, Anne Hansen, of Dubuque, Iowa, and Jennifer Lee Burton, of Battle Creek; a son, Fred J. III, of Ann Arbor, Mich.; a brother, Henry, of Battle Creek, and two grandchildren.