Douglas McArthur Vance, 77, of Avery County went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 18th, 2020 while at home, surrounded by his family watching the birds and his grandchildren play.

He was born on September 2nd, 1942 in Mitchell County, NC to the late Jasper Hayden Vance and Carrie Ella Trivett Vance. “Mac” was a 1961 graduate of Crossnore Highschool. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters Verna Sue Vance, Vida Carpenter, Georgie Lee Prather & Selma Vance. He was also proceeded in death by his sister Alice Vance, sister Thelma Vance and brother Daniel Vance who died in infancy.
Doug leaves behind, to cherish his memory in love, a large family: his Wife, Patsy F. Vance and Children Deborah & Robbie Vance of StameyBranch and Curtis Vance of Nebo, North Carolina, his grandchildren Cassie Vance and Thomas Taylor Jr of Land Harbor, NC , Caitlyn Vance and Husband John Klinedinst II of Moore, Oklahoma, Ella Singleton and Husband Josh Singleton of Linville, Curtis Vance Jr. and wife Abigail Vance of Newland, Zachary Vance, Macie Vance & Autumn Vance; and his Great-grandchildren Conner Brewer, Abby Brewer, Hadley Klinedinst, Emmaline Singleton, Ethan Singleton, Karson Whitehead & Karter Vance. He is also survived by his three brothers and Sister: Ted Vance of Morganton, NC, Hayden Vance of Stamey Branch, Joe Vance of Morganton, NC. And Brenda Clements of Rutherford College, NC as well as extended Family Harriet Coffee of Charlotte, NC, Lisa Miller of Valdese, NC and numerous Nieces, Nephews, cousins and close loved ones of the Vance Family.
In his early life Douglas enjoyed listening to Music, watching & playing various sports and helping his parents on the farm. He met the love of his life and Married her on May 16th of 1964; together Doug & Patsy built a strong and close family that Douglas dedicated his life to supporting. He retired from Carpentry in 2002 when he was 60 years old and since enjoyed playing with his dog Caesar, watching birds, old western movies and preaching; listening to bluegrass & gospel music; playing with his great grandchildren and enjoying his time with his siblings. He will be remembered by many members of the community as a loving and kind man that loved his Lord our Savior & his Family.
Visitation will be held Saturday Afternoon March 21st, 2020 from 1 to 3pm at Stamey Town Missionary Baptist Church followed by Funeral Services & graveside rights at Stamey Town Community Cemetery in the Stamey Branch Community with Rev. Russel Hoilman & Rev. Tommy Carver officiating. Special Singing services will be done by Macs Niece, Nikki Prather and Son Curtis Vance with his church men’s choir group “The Guys” from Marion First Freewill Baptist. EJ of Piper Jones will be providing special musical services as well.
The Family would like to extend special thoughts of appreciation for your kindness especially to Blue Ridge Hospice Care and Nurses Ciji & Tiffany and Numerous Health care providers at Johnson City Medical Center, Watauga Medical Center and Cannon Memorial Hospital. Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland, NC will be assisting the Vance Family with arrangements.

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