Nance, Thomas William Sr. Longtime resident of Dallas, TX., passed away on December 18, 2011 in Dallas. He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Dell Emmalee Nance. He was born on May 31, 1919 in Dallas to Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Nance. He is survived by his four children, Patricia D. Flores, Thomas W. Nance, Jr., Donald L. Nance and Robert L. Nance, their spouses, five grandchildren, other family members and friends. He served in the U. S. Army during World War II in the Pacific. He was wounded in action while serving as a Staff Sergeant in the 112th Calvary in New Britain. He received the Purple Heart when he was honorably discharged at the Ashburn General Hospital, McKinney, TX. on March 31, 1945. After being wounded in his hip, he endured several operations that left him in a complete body cast for months. He worked and retired from NAPA after 45 years of service. Tommy, as he was known to his friends, was a longtime member of Oak Lawn United Methodist Church where he sang in the Chancel Choir and served on numerous boards and committees. He was also an active member and officer of the Retired Members of the 112th Calvary. Tommy was dearly loved and will be missed greatly by family and friends. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Chancel Choir of the Oak Lawn United Methodist Church 3014 Oak Lawn Ave Dallas, TX 75219. Service will be held at 10:00am Thursday, December 22, 2011 at Restland Wildwood Chapel. Interment will follow at Restland Memorial Park.