Clarence E. "Junior" Vance Jr.
Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel
2021 North University Street
Peoria, IL

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.

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Memorials may be made to Chillicothe Fire Department in Chillicothe.

Published by Peoria Journal Star on May 18, 2011.
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I love you so much. You meant the world to me.
June 1, 2011
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
marlene peterson
May 27, 2011
Pappy, we just got to know and loved every minute we were together. Always thinking of you. I'm sure you have already found the women. Love you very much. Donna & Butch
Donnajean Vance
May 27, 2011
amy hutchison
May 26, 2011
May 25, 2011
I miss u Grandpa u were a wise man I wish I could have seen u on Easter
Charlotte Ross
May 25, 2011
Jake Hutchison
May 24, 2011
I can still hear your have forever changed my life
May 24, 2011
u r in my thoughts and prayers hang in there jacob u will meet in heaven luv u
May 24, 2011
May God hold you in the palm of His hand as you were held in so many hearts.
Rosalie Myers
May 24, 2011
I love you were the best grandpa I ever had. I am gonna miss you a lot. I hope you are having fun up there with the gals in heaven. Love your buddy, Jacob.
jacob hutchison
May 24, 2011
I miss you
May 23, 2011
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