William Franklin

William Franklin "Bill" Vance

Friday, December 14th, 1934 - Tuesday, December 11th, 2018
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Vance, William Franklin "Bill", age 83, of Beavercreek, passed away on Tuesday, December 11th, 2018.

Bill was born on December 14th, 1934 to Leatha (Watts) and Absalom Vance in Harts Creek, West Virginia, where his love for hunting, fishing, and all-things outdoors began. Bill was a wonderful and generous man that would never allow anyone to deny those who called him "Papaw." He truly loved his grandkids and was always their most dedicated fan, no matter what sport or hobby he was cheering for. Bill also loved going to church with his wife of 61 years, Deloris Vance. He is also survived by one daughter Lisa Lutz (Jim) of Bellbrook, 6 grandchildren, Brittany, Jamie (Amber), Cheyenne, Dakota, Makayla, and Cierra, 2 great-grandchildren Mason William and Onyx Ray, 4 honorary great-grandchildren Chandler, Landen, Lyla, and Jenna, brothers Elisha, Elijah, Kenny (Jenny), Tommy (Mary), sister Nancy Taylor (Gary), special family friend Lori Blackburn, and a host of other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Absalom and Leatha Vance, brothers Owen, Patrick, and Chester, and sisters Hazel and Louella.

To help the family celebrate his life, you are invited to share stories and memories of Bill during the visitation at Apostolics of Xenia Church (AX), 978 US 42 South, Xenia, on Friday, December 14th, 2018 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Funeral Services will be held 10:00 am Saturday, December 15th, 2018 at Apostolics of Xenia Church (AX) with burial following at Valley View Memorial Gardens. Pastor Victor Vera will officiate.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, December 14th, 2018 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, December 14th, 2018 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Apostolics of Xenia Church (AX)
    978 US 42 South
    Xenia, Ohio 45385
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Life Celebration Service

    Saturday, December 15th, 2018 | 10:00am
    Saturday, December 15th, 2018 10:00am
    Apostolics of Xenia Church (AX)
    978 US 42 South
    Xenia, Ohio 45385
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Victor Vera
  • Interment

    Saturday, December 15th, 2018 | 11:00am
    Saturday, December 15th, 2018 11:00am
    Valley View Memorial Gardens
    170 W. Valley Rd.
    xenia, OH 45385
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Posted at 07:44am
There is no pain more unbearable than loss. When we lose someone we love we replay our memories of them, trying to remember them just the way they were, but over time our memories fade. The Bible points to someone else who remembers those who have died. “Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.” (John 5:28,29) ‘Those in the memorial tombs.’ This term refers to those who have died being in the ‘memory’ of God. He has not and will not forget them, his memory never fades. God will use his memory of them to bring them back to life. They “will hear his voice and come out.” May this future hope comfort your greiving hearts at this difficult time.

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Posted at 03:02pm
Sending our thoughts, deepest condolences, and prayers for you and your family during this difficult time.
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Posted at 11:52am
With loving memories of Uncle Bill. Sending with love and remembrance. Our sincere sympathy, Theresa & Jeff Hackett
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Nathan, Vicki, LeAnna, Logan and Greyson

Posted at 09:13am
Prayers, love, and support sent in this time. Papaw will forever be in our heart! Love- The Batson Family
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Angela Daniels Perez

Posted at 11:19pm
Lisa and Delores, My heart was saddened to hear about the loss of Bro. Bill. He was truly a wonderful man to know. Such great memories of him. May God's loving arms hold you and your family thru this time of sadness. Praying for you.

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