LUCASVILLE-Orville Pence, 89, of Lucasville, passed away February 26, 2021 at SOMC Hospice.
He was born January 25, 1932 in Carter City, Kentucky, a son of the late Louie and Emma Mae Harlow Pence.
Orville was a retired heavy equipment operator for the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad (Buffalo to Chicago) and a US Army Korean War veteran. He was a member of the William Baker Post of the American Legion and member and former Sunday School Superintendent for 30 years of the Tick Ridge Community Church.
He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Clifford, Lovell, and Stanley Pence; and four sisters, Gladys Cornette, Wilma Toland, Janet Bliss, and Betty Pence.
Orville is survived by his wife, Brooksie Ann Boldman Pence whom he married November 18, 1977 in Bradenton, Florida; four daughters, Diana (Penny) Allen of Wheelersburg, Tonya (Dewey) Rose of Columbus, Mary Baker of New Boston, Ronda Hobbs of Sunbury, OH; three sons, Roy (Rhonda) Collins of Lucasville, J.R. Pence and David Pence both of Lucasville; 11 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Donald (Vicki) Pence of Beaver.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at Tick Ridge Community Church with Bob Davis officiating. Burial will follow in Oswego Cemetery where graveside military rites will be performed by the William Baker and James F. Irwin Posts of the American Legion. Friends may call from noon till the funeral hour Wednesday at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of the McKinley Funeral Home in Lucasville.