Noah Vance, 77, of Magnolia, went Home to be with his loving Savior, Friday, March 8, 2013, at Norton's Hospital in Louisville.
He was born in Pawnee, Ill., on Sept. 17, 1935, to the late Rev. Lee Roy and Blanch Skaggs Vance.
He was retired from General Electric after 32 years of service, and was a lifetime farmer, who tried his hand at growing many things.
He was a member of Mount Zion Separate Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon since 1977. Noah dearly loved his church and the Nolynn and General Separate Baptist Associations. "Serving Nolynn Separate Baptist Youth Camp was a highlight of his summer."
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Angela Catherine Vance; three brothers, Luther Vance, Charles Lee Vance and Darl Vance; a sister-in-law, Anna Lou Vance; and a niece, Sherry Vance.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Pat L. Vance; three daughters, Suzanne (Randy) Hines of Magnolia, and Edie Kay (Tim) Gibson and Cindy Morris, all of Hodgenville; two sons, Joey (Joan) Vance of Upton, and Mark (Leslie) Vance of Campbellsville; 13 grandchildren, Paul (Brittany) Hines, Brad (Karen) Hines, Beth (Jeremy) Williams, Emily K. Gibson, Timmy Gibson, Kelsey Jo Vance, Noah B. Vance, Blake (Kristin) Morris, Micah Morris, Rachel Morris, Weston Vance, Trevor Vance, and Jessie Vance; five great-grandchildren, Ethan Hines, Isaiah Hines, Titus Williams, Winston Williams and Elayna Vance; his former daughter-in-law, Tracy Lynn Grisez; and his former son-in-law, Randy Morris.
"Noah had an unending love for his family. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren brought him immeasurable joy."
The funeral is 3 p.m. (EDT) Sunday, March 10, 2013, at Dixon-Rogers Funeral Home in Magnolia with Bro. Gerald Gardner, Bro. Danny Bailey, and Bro. Paul Hines officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Zion Cemetery.
Visitation is 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, and after 9 a.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Nolynn Separate Baptist Youth Camp, 2745 Bailey Road, Magnolia, KY 42757.
Condolences may also be made online at www.dixon-rogers.com.