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Danny Vance, 74, of Chauncey, W.Va. departed this life on Sunday, May 7, 2017, at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House in Huntington, W.Va., after a sudden illness. He was surrounded by his loving family, and left this world with dignity with the assistance of the kind and caring nursing staff. The family will forever be grateful for the quality time spent by his side before God called him home. He was born Feb. 15, 1943 in Logan County W.Va. to the late Vernon and Mary Vance. Danny was proud to be a veteran of the United States Army, and have achieved being an Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America. He was dedicated to his family whom he loved dearly. Danny was a man of few words, but showed his love and friendship by his kindness and generosity to his family and friends. He was a quiet and proud man; who never ask of anyone, but who would be first to help someone in their time of need. Danny enjoyed collecting coins and had a vast baseball card collection. Additional survivors include his loving send devoted daughter Angela (David) Rutherford of Ceredo, W.Va.; two grandchildren at home. Kaci and Jameson Copley; grandchildren; Ashley (Jason)Starling of Powell, Ohio, David Alan Rutherford of Charleston, W.Va., Lora (Nick) Adkins of Charleston, W.Va., and Daniel (Beth) Rutherford of Ceredo, W.Va. Great grandchildren include: Jacob and Shelby Starling of Powell, Ohio and Carson Copley of Logan, W.Va. Additional survivors include: jack (Linda) Vance of Omar, W.Va., and a devoted and loving niece Lisa Callaway of Summersville, W.Va., who loved him as her own father; and a host of family and friends. Proceeding Danny in death are his parents Vernon and Mary Vance; the love of his life who he will spend eternity is his wife, Patty Vance. Married on March 15, 1961 and separated by her death on Feb. 1, 2017. They were devoted to one another here on earth for nearly 56 years. Also proceeding him in death is his beautiful daughter; Kelli Jo Copley Belcher, one sister; Elsie Gore, and brothers; Vernon Lee, William, and Everett Vance. Visitation will be at Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church, Chauncey, W.Va., on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, from 6p.m.-9p.m. Services honoring his life will be held on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at 1p.m. also at the Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church, Chauncey, W.Va., with Rev. Charles Blankenship.Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery at Pecks Mill, W.Va. Pallbearers will be Jameson Copley, Larry Boggs, Michael Callaway, Dave Rutherford, David Alan Rutherford, and Daniel Rutherford. Honorary Pallbearers will be; Jacob Starling and Carson Copley. On the day of his death, the sun was bright, and there was a beautiful spring breeze. We opened the French doors of his room, and he gazed at the light as the sun glowed on his face and the wind swept over his body. A gorgeous red cardinal landed on the rocker just outside his door, and as if looking inside before turning to fly away. We knew at that moment it was his loving soulmate calling him home to be with her again.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
6:00 - 9:00pm (Eastern time)
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Starts at 1:00pm (Eastern time)
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