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Herbert "Herb" Vance

Born: Fri., Nov. 2, 1928
Died: Sun., Dec. 6, 2020


1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Fri., Dec. 11, 2020
Location: Lizemores Methodist Church

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Fri., Dec. 11, 2020
Location: Lizemores Methodist Church

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Herbert “Herb” Vance

Herbert “Herb” Vance entered in Heaven’s gates to meet his loving wife Elsie Lou of 65 years on December 6, 2020 at the age of 92.

He was born to the late Jesse and Westie (Hanshaw) Vance, though he was raised by his grandmother, Mahala, who he dearly loved. He never failed to mention her in several of his messages.

He is survived by: son Herbert “Emil” Vance of Lizemores; daughters Tammy Hardy of Lizemores, Vicky (Eric) Perdue of Ovapa; brother Boob and sister Grace; 12 grandkids and 23 great grandkids.

Herb was a retired coal miner. He worked for several years at Elk Valley Hardware. He was a pastor of many churches across our community touching many lives in his 74 years to the Lord. He served in the United States Army. He was a Veteran of Foreign Wars due to his time overseas fighting the Korean War. He was an active member of the Clay VFW for over 50 years serving as a Chaplin. As a member of the VFW, he attended every Clay County High School Panthers football game where he helped raise the flag at every home game for 12 years.

Herb was one of the brightest lights shining for God during his time here on Earth. He will be greatly missed, but his Heavenly home is definitely sweeter.

There will be a Funeral on December 11, 2020 at 2:00 at the Lizemore Methodist Parking lot, with Rev. Ed Jarrett officiating .  There will  be an hour viewing from 1 to 2:00, Burial will be at the Luther Morton Cemetery Lizemores WV.   Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com

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Mary Kathryn (Taylor) King
   Posted Mon December 07, 2020
To Herb's Family,
What a wonderful, caring person he was to his family, and, to all of the people he served as their pastor and friend. He left a loving legacy to all who knew him. He is now at rest in the loving arms of His Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. I was honored to have know him.
Loving thoughts and prayers,
Mary Kathryn

Elaine Dawson
   Posted Mon December 07, 2020
It was always an honor to see Herb at the Crossroads Restaurant and talk a little to him. My sincere condolences and prayers to the family’s and his many, many friends... There’s A Brand New Star Shining Up In Heaven’s Clouds Tonight..

Patti White
   Posted Tue December 08, 2020
My prayers are with you and all your family. I wish you peace

Lori Morton Smith
   Posted Tue December 08, 2020
My deepest sympathy goes out to the entire family on the loss of your precious daddy and grandfather. Herb was a sweet man who treated all of us as if we were his own. He always had a smile on his face and I don't believe he ever met a stranger. I can't imagine the loss you are feeling right now, but hope you can find some comfort in knowing he is with Jesus and your precious mommy. Love and hugs to you all.

Anita Stephenson
   Posted Tue December 08, 2020
I am so sorry that you lost your Daddy. However, I am sure that was one great reunion in Heaven when he met up with your Mommy again. I loved and respected him. I'm praying for you and your girls. Love, Anita

Roberta Faile
   Posted Tue December 08, 2020
Herb was a true American patriot. He will be missed.

Shirley Harold & Family
   Posted Thu December 10, 2020
We loved Herb Vance so much! He considered himself The Harold Family's #1 fan - especially baby girl Sam.
The world has lost a great friend and brother in the Lord. His works will follow him just as the Word says. Our deepest sympathy to the family.

Helen Sigman cottrell
   Posted Thu December 10, 2020
I remember Pastor Vance being a Pastor at Walnut Grove United Methodist Church. He did many funerals for my Aunts and Uncles. May God Bless each of you at this difficult time of your life.

James Ryan
   Posted Thu December 10, 2020
My condolence to the family.
Herb was a very good friend of mine for many years, will be sadly missed.
Jim ( roho) Ryan

Tamara (Moore) Eads
   Posted Wed December 23, 2020
My deepest condolences to Herbs family and all those who loved him. He was a wonderful man and he will be deeply missed

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