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Jesse Vance

September 18, 1919 — September 30, 2009

Jesse Vance
Jesse Vance, 90, Shelbyville, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009, in Jewish Hospital after a brief illness.
He was a native of Boyd County and the last of 10 siblings born to the late William and Laura Vance. He was a veteran of World War II, where he was caught up in the Battle of the Bulge and taken prisoner by the Germans in December 1944. He later managed to escape and returned to his home in Ashland after the war. He was a widower of the late Sarah Ellen Collins Vance, who predeceased him in April 2001, a few months short of their 60th wedding anniversary. He was a steel worker for Armco Steel in Ashland for 37 years prior to his retirement, where he spent the final years of his career in the shipping department.
He was a 40-year member and past chaplain of Rush Masonic Lodge 715, F&AM, a member of Shelbyville VFW Post 1179, a member of Howard Lodge 15 IOOF, a member of The Boy John Rebekah Lodge 137, a Kentucky colonel, active with the Horse Traders of the Rush Lodge and a regular participant in the Early Morning Dairy Queen Coffee Club. He had been able to attend the Horse Traders semiannual gathering earlier this month. He was a member of Summit Missionary Baptist Church in Ashland.
Survivors include his daughter, Dreama Vance Justice, and her husband, Jim, of Shelbyville; his son, Paul David Vance of Palm Springs, Calif.; his dear friend and caregiver, Valeene Sweazy of Shelbyville; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. today, Oct. 3, 2009, at Webb Funeral Home in Shelbyville with Masonic rites at 6 p.m. and Odd Fellow rites at 6:30 p.m. Visitation will also be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009, at Lazear Funeral Home in Ashland, with a Masonic service at 2:30 p.m. The funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. Burial will be in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens in Catlettsburg.
Arrangements in Shelbyville have been entrusted to Webb Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to www.webbfuneralhome.com, where your messages will remain private to be seen by the family only.
Born: September 18, 1919 Died: September 30, 2009 Visitation: 3-7 p.m., Saturday, October 3, 2009 at Webb Funeral Home and also 1-3 p.m., Sunday, October 4, 2009 at Lazear Funeral Home, 1632 Central Ave., Ashland, KY 41101 Funeral Service: 3 p.m., Sunday, October 4, 2009 at Lazear Funeral Home Interment: Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens, Catlettsburg, KY Jesse Vance, 90, Shelbyville, died unexpectedly at Jewish Hospital on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 after a brief illness. He was a native of Boyd County and the last of ten siblings born to the late William and Laura Vance. He was a veteran of World War II, where he was caught up in the Battle of the Bulge and taken prisoner by the Germans in December 1944. He later managed to escape and returned to his home in Ashland after the war. He was a widower of the late Sarah Ellen Collins Vance, who predeceased him in April 2001, a few months short of their 60th wedding anniversary. He was a steel worker for Armco Steel in Ashland for 37 years prior to his retirement, where he spent the final years of his career in the shipping department. He was a 40-year member and past chaplain of Rush Masonic Lodge No. 715, F.&A.M., member of Shelbyville VFW No. 1179, member of Howard Lodge No. 15 I.O.O.F., member of The Boy John Rebekah Lodge No. 137, a Kentucky Colonel, active with the Horse Traders of the Rush Lodge and a regular participant in the Early Morning Dairy Queen Coffee Club. He had been able to attend the Horse Traders semi-annual gathering earlier this month. He was a member of Summit Missionary Baptist Church in Ashland.
Survivors include his daughter, Dreama Vance Justice and her husband, Jim, of Shelbyville; his son, Paul David Vance of Palm Springs, CA; his dear friend and caregiver, Valeene Sweazy of Shelbyville; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held 3-7 p.m., Saturday, October 3, 2009 at Webb Funeral Home with Masonic Rites at 6 p.m. and Odd Fellow Rites at 6:30 p.m. Visitation will also be held 1-3 p.m., Sunday, October 4, 2009 at Lazear Funeral Home in Ashland with a Masonic Service at 2:30 p.m. The funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. Burial will be at Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens in Catlettsburg.
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Local arrangements have been entrusted to Webb Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.webbfuneralhome.com, where your messages will remain private to be seen by the family only.

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