Jerry Vance

Obituary of Jerry Vance


Jerry W. Vance

Davin, WV

   Jerry W. Vance, 77, of Davin, departed this life on Thursday, May 24, 2018, surrounded by his loving family, at CAMC-Memorial Division at Charleston, due to complications of Black Lung.

   He was born October 12, 1940, at Davin, the son of the late George Wiley and Allie Pearl Grimmett Vance.

   In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, Troy Vance, Rannie Vance, Jimmie Ed Vance, Rev. Norman Vance, and Marley Vance; and three sisters, Maggie Vance Justice, Madeva Vance Brumfield, Marnell Vance Eads; and twin infant sisters, Myrtle Faye and Myrtle Gaye Vance.

   Jerry was a 1960 graduate of Man High School.  He was drafted into the U.S. Army and served in Viet Nam from 1966 to 1968 where he was combat wounded and later received a Purple Heart.  Jerry was an electrician in the underground coal mines for 28 years and was a proud member of the UMWA local 1971.  After retirement, he liked to hunt and fish with his grandsons.  An avid gardener, Jerry enjoyed gardening with his farming buddies Jim Corns, Joe Corns, Ray Stacy, and James “Kink Eye” Justice. 

   Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 51 years, Deanna Cline Vance; three daughters, Robin (Eddie) Ward, Lorrie (Casey) Moore, and Amy (Shon) Toler, all of Elk Creek; eight grandsons, Eddie Lee Ward II, Zackery Asbury and his fiancé, Abby Lusk, Nicholas Ward, Tyler Toler, Justin Ward, Jacob Asbury, Steven Ward, and Clay Toler; one brother, Terry (Linda) Vance of Foster; two sisters, Anna Ruth (Clarence) Vance of Man and Laura Sue (Larry) Rollins of Davin; a special sister-in-law, Betty Vance of Davin; a special brother-in-law, Harry Eads of Stratford, CT; and many nieces and nephews along with a host of other relatives and friends.  

   Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 27, 2018, at the Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home at Man with Rev. Kevin Farmer and Brother Paul Vance officiating.  Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens at Godby where military graveside rites will be conducted by VFW Post 6153 & American Legion Post 103 of Chapmanville and DAV Post 39.

   Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the funeral home also.

   Pall bearers will be his grandsons and Lee Toler.

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   Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home at Man.