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Memorial Service

Rogers Pickard Funeral Home
Saturday September 25th, 2021

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Leo Edward Vance

Leo Edward Vance, 84, of Sanford passed away on Tuesday September 21, 2021. A memorial service will be held on Saturday September 25, 2021, at 5pm at Rogers Pickard Funeral Home.

He was born in Logan County WV to the late Leo Vance and Florence Mills Vance. He very proudly served our country as a Marine in his younger years. After his enlistment he worked as a coal miner until his retirement. He enjoyed fishing especially at the pond on his property. He even had a prized trophy fish that he kept on the wall in the kitchen of his home. Though he sometimes came across as stubborn, those that knew him best knew he was a loving and caring person and a great and reliable friend. He loved spending his time with his grandchildren, who he often called into his bedroom to sneak them money. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his sister Betty Jean Lyons.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years Frances Yacamino Vance; daughter Diana Frye (Raymond Jr.); son Steven Vance; grandchildren Laura Frye Fallin, Natalie Frye Slocomb, and Bradley Vance; great-grandchildren Jayson Edward Frye, Ava Fallin, Charlotte Fallin, and Caleb Slocomb; brother Keith Edward Maynard; sisters Jeanie Fortune and Janie Napier (David); brother-in-law Johnny Yacamino; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials can be made to 1HOPE Assembly Of God, 1922 Henley Road, Sanford, NC 27330.

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I Miss you and I love you. You were the best papaw.

Caleb Oct 17 2021 11:41 PM

I love and miss you so much. It's just not the same here without you.

Fran Oct 17 2021 11:39 PM

Daddy I love and miss you so much.

Dee Oct 17 2021 11:38 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Leo Vance

Diana Frye Oct 17 2021 11:36 PM

My Thoughts and prayers are with your family

Tammy Cochran Sep 25 2021 10:23 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Leo Vance

Laura Maynard Sep 25 2021 9:20 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Leo Vance

Ashley Adams Sep 25 2021 8:33 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Leo Vance

Terry, Lynzee & Te’Lyn Napier Sep 25 2021 11:36 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Leo Vance

Jeanie Fortune Sep 25 2021 10:16 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Leo Vance

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