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William “Bill” Cadwallader Vance
May 4, 1934 ~ March 28, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old
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William “Bill” Cadwallader Vance, 88, of Wilmington, Ohio passed away Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at Ohio Living Cape May. His wife, Janet Snell Vance, survives. They were married on August 14, 1955. Mr. Vance was born May 4, 1934 in Wilmington, Ohio, son of the late Hugh C. Vance and Margene Cadwallader Vance. He was a graduate of Wilmington High School.
Mr. Vance was a lifelong farmer. He had also worked at the Wilmington Publishing Company. Bill was a faithful member of the Wilmington Church of Christ on Locust Street where he had served as deacon and was then an Elder for 32 years. He was also the church treasurer for 20 years and later served as the church missions treasurer. Bill and his wife enjoyed hosting missionaries and events such as hayrides, campfires, wiener roasts, and family holidays at their home. He also loved traveling with his wife to Florida.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Vance is survived by four sons, Hugh (JoEllen) Vance of Wilmington, Ohio, Ron Vance of Cincinnati, Ohio, Jon (Cheryl) Vance of McCordsville, Indiana, and Ray (Patty) Vance of Washington C.H., Ohio; a daughter, Amy (John) Luttrell of Sabina, Ohio; a sister, Nanetta (Jim) Bradley of Wilmington, Ohio; a brother, David C. Vance of Wilmington, Ohio; 12 grandchildren, Molly (Hamish) Taylor, Hayley (Matt) Humberstone, Will (Meg) Vance, Neil Vance, Lianne (Todd) Pierce, Justin (Traci) Vance, Kara Vance, Amber (Scott) Angles, Jacob (fiancée, Nicole Parrales) Vance, Jared (Rachel) Luttrell, Kelsey Luttrell, and Levi Luttrell; and 15 great-grandchildren, Liam Taylor, Dillon Taylor, Riley Taylor, Milli Humberstone, John Hugh Humberstone, Timothy Vance, Marjorie Pierce, Elizabeth Pierce, Addison Vance, Jase Vance, Gabriel Vance, Josephine Angles, Jack Luttrell, Emilia Luttrell, and Henry Luttrell.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Wanda Vance.
The family will receive friends from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Sunday, May 7, 2023 at the Wilmington Church of Christ, 909 W. Locust Street, Wilmington, Ohio. A celebration of Bill’s life will follow at 5:00 PM, Sunday, May 7, 2023.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Bill’s memory may be made to the Wilmington Church of Christ, 909 W. Locust Street, Wilmington, Ohio 45177 or Ohio Living Hospice, 11275 Springfield Pike, Cincinnati, Ohio 45246.