VANCE, Charles Ernest, of Apollo Beach, Florida passed away June 3, 2014. A Memorial service will be held on June 16th at 5:00 PM at the Elks Lodge, #2672 in Ruskin, Florida. Charlie was born in Ashland, Ohio on March 1, 1947. He graduated from Ashland High School, Ashland, Ohio and joined the United States Air Force on April 26, 1966-1970, continued with the National Guard from 1970-77 and worked for Ruscoe Company for 29 years. Charlie enjoyed golf, bowling, Goat Ropers and volunteering and serving the Elk's Lodge @2672 where was Past Exaulted Ruler. Charlie was married to Nancy Wood on June 24, 1967. They were married 47 years. He is survived by Nancy, spouse; Stephanie Knippel, daughter; Rick Vance, son; four grandchildren, Allan and Matthew Knippel, McKenzie and Haley Vance; Aiden Knippel, great-grandson; Helen J. Tinney, sister; Jennifer Donahue, niece; and other family and friends. Charlie is preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Marianna Vance; Bettie Marie, sister; and niece, Melissa S. Tinney. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Lifepath Hospice, Ruskin, Florida. The family of Charles Vance wishes to thank Lifepath nursing staff for their care and concern.
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Published in TBO.com on June 8, 2014