Wendall W. Vance, 76, Palmyra, Mo., passed away at 12:32 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, at the University Hospital in Columbia Mo.
Wendall W. Vance was born in Macomb, Ill., Nov. 15, 1944, to Dick Vance and Frances Young Vance Faxon.
Survivor include one child, Michael W. (Angela) Vance, Curryville Mo.; one half-brother, Alan Vance, Hannibal, Mo.; one sister, Lennis Raney, Palmyra; and one half-sister, Cindy Benjamin (Rod), Hannibal.
He loved his grandchildren, Carrie Lyn Vance and Adam Michael Vance, as well as two step-grandsons, Scott Emerick and Jacob Sutton.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Harry Bruce Vance and Victor “LeRoy” Vance, and one sister, Martha A. Wiseman.
Wendall attended Hannibal High School.
He served his country proudly as a member of the United States Navy serving during the Korean War.
Wendall was a member of Mission Hill Baptist Church of Palmyra.
He worked at Columbia Machine in Vancouver, Wash., for 35 years as a palletizing engineer draftsman.
Wendall loved golfing. During spring training for the Seattle Mariner in Arizona, he would golf after watching every spring baseball training. He would make trips to Mount Hood, Ore., and ski the Cascade Mountains. Fishing was a favorite pasttime for Wendall, as well as golfing.
Wendall loved all movie cast by Clint Eastwood or Harrison Ford. One of his beloved television shows was Columbo which was played by Peter Falk.
Funeral service will be Thursday, Dec. 10, at Mission Hill Baptist Church in Palmyra. Pastor Kent Lewis will officiate. Burial with full military honors by Emmette J. Shields American Legion Post #55 will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Palmyra.
Pallbearers will be Scott Emerick, Jake Sutton, Cindy Benjamin, Brandon Vance and Richard Crane.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Thursday, until the time of service at Mission Hill Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to the Mission Hill Baptist Church in Palmyra.
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