Jackie (Jack) Leonard Lance, 82, of Derby, Kansas passed away Sunday, September 3rd 2017 at Westview Manor in Derby, Kansas.
Graveside services will be 2:00pm Thursday, September 7th 2017 at the Neodesha Cemetery in Neodesha, Kansas under the direction of Loran Fawcett Chapel of Neodesha, Kansas.
Jackie (Jack) L. Lance was born in Roper, Kansas the son of Oscar Edward and Peral (Cole) Lance. Jack attended school in Neodesha, Kansas and graduated from Neodesha High School in 1952. On November 14th 1954 Jack was untied in marriage to Thada Irene Sturgon in the First Christian Church in Neodesha, Kansas. The couple later moved to Fredonia, Kansas, then to Haysville, Kansas, and have lived the last 20 years in Derby, Kansas. Jack loved to spend time with his loving family and enjoyed playing Santa Claus in several towns, especially for his grandchildren.
Jack is survived by his wife, Thada of the home; one son, Chris Lance and wife, Amy, Winfield, KS; three daughters, Jacquelin Villa and husband, Lorenzo, Rockwall, TX, Bylinda Lance, Wichita, KS, and Delorna D. Lance, Florida; two brothers, Ted Lance, KY, and Leslie Lance, CA; two sisters, Barbara Gorton, LaFontaine, KS, and Florence Guiou, Fredonia, KS; 10 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and 5 great-great grandchildren.
Jack is preceded in death by his parents; one son, Clifford Lance; and one brother, Kenneth Lance. Memorials can be left in Jack’s name to the Diabetes Assn. and may be left at the Loran Fawcett Chapel. Online condolences can be left to the family by going to www.loranfawcettfuneralhome.com
My grandpa will be greatly missed by many as he was truly a genuine, kind soul with the heart of a lion. I miss summer days as a kid getting to go to work with him and eating lunch together out of a lunch pail. I'm especially glad I got to spend more time with him during his later years and just shoot the breeze, he had some great stories to tell. I miss you grandpa - my idol. I hope you're in a better place and no longer in pain. Thank you for the great service as well, all who attended I'm sure appreciate it.
Vince LanceAlbuquerque, NM
So sorry for your loss please know I am thinking about you,
Jean Ann (Fenner) RouthAltoona, KS