Noah Vance, 77, of Magnolia, went home to be with his loving savior Friday, March 8, 2013, at Norton 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 Mt. 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 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, 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 at 3 p.m. EDT today at the Dixon-Rogers Funeral Home in Magnolia with Brother Gerald Gardner, Brother Danny Bailey and Brother Paul Hines officiating. Burial follows in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.
Visitation is after 9 a.m. EDT today at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Nolynn Separate Baptist Youth Camp, 2745 Bailey Rd., Magnolia, KY 42757.