After completing his education, he served in the United States Army with honor. Upon returning to civilian life, Mr. Vance worked as an asphalt paver, owning Vance and Sons Asphalt Paving and attended Midway Baptist Church in Lizella.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved daughter, Suzanne Vance; brothers, Jimmy and Ed Vance; and by an uncle, V.L. Haralson.
Mr. Vance is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Kathy Dawn Vance; sons and daughters-in-law, Zane and Tonia Vance, James "Jim" Vance and Brandon "Foster" and Danyel Vance; grandchildren, Dalton Newman, Will Vance, Alexis Vance, Jackson Vance, Addie Vance and Amelya Vance; sisters, Alice (Billy Jack) Tubbs, Ella Sue (David) Midgett, Charlotte (Ronald) Jones, and June (Larry) Parkerson; brothers, Joe(Patsy) Vance, Jerry (Sandra) Vance, Paul (Una) Vance, Thomas (Kyle) Vance, and David (Susie) Vance; sisters-in-law, Geneva Vance and Frances Vance.
Visitation will be held 4-8 p.m. Saturday, June 8 at Lebanon's Partlow Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Central Georgia, 886 Mulberry St., Macon, Georgia 31201.
Local arrangements by Lebanon's Partlow Funeral Chapel.