PEORIA - Clarence E. "Junior" Vance Jr., 83, of Peoria passed away Sunday, May 15, 2011, at his residence in Peoria.
He was born July 3, 1927, in Peoria, a son of Clarence Edward and Bonnie Worlow Vance. He first married Maxine Vance. They later divorced. He later married Nancy Marie Anderson and they later divorced. In 1981, he married Josephine Vance in Tazewell County. She preceded him in death in 1996 in Peoria.
He also was preceded in death by one son, Jerry; and one brother, James.
Surviving are four children, Henry (Donna) Vance of Canton, Rick (Amy) Hutchison of Peoria, and Jack L. Vance and Norma Jean Vance; two granddaughters; three grandsons; eight great-grandchildren; and nine siblings, Norma Jean Welch, Helen Irene Choate, Carol J. (Thomas) Fleming, Bonny S. (Thomas) Parrott, Ira Vern Vance, Nancy J. Gaddy, Margaret A. Marsh, Pastor Phillip Vance and Jill M. Allen.
Clarence worked at Riley Toppers in East Peoria for 20 years. He previously worked for the PPU Railroad.
The family would like to thank Senior World and Hospice Compasses for all their help and support.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 19, 2011, at Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel in Peoria. The Rev. Eric Swanson will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the chapel. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery in Peoria.
View Clarence's life story at www.Davison-Fulton.com.
Memorials may be made to Chillicothe Fire Department in Chillicothe.