W.D. LanceAugust 2nd, 2020 | Paid Obituary
April 13,1940 - July 31,2020 On Friday, July 31, 2020, surrounded by those who love him most, the Lord called W.D. Lance to his heavenly home. W.D. was born April 13,1940 to Rev. T.D. and Elouise Lance. In 1966 he married the love of his life, Veneda. With faith in God as their foundation, they built a loving home with three children. He lived his life of 80 years, serving the Lord and taking care of his family. Throughout his life he demonstrated a strong work ethic for his children. He retired from International Paper but he never stopped working. He loved spending time with his "Daddy's Girl" or you could find him checking cows and working in the hayfield with his boys. He loved playing a good game of dominoes and sitting in a gym or at a ballpark cheering on the ones who knew him as "Pappy." He always supported and encouraged his children no matter what they did. He will be remembered for the love he showed his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. T.D. Lance and Elouise Lance of Atlanta, his sisters Marie Shultz of Redding, Cal., and Georgia Bailey of Vivian, La. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Veneda, his three children Brenda and husband Joe, Doug and wife Jennifer, Jason and wife Kaylee. Fifteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren other family and close friends. Graveside services will be 9:00 am, Monday, August 3, 2020, in Smyrna Cemetery, under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service, with Bro. Dwayne Lemmon and Bro. Wayne Shew officiating. Interment will be in Smyrna Cemetery. Guest registry is available at www.hannerfuneralservice.com.