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Gilbert H Vance

Gilbert H. Vance, age 77, of Aiken, S.C., loving husband for twenty-four precious years to Ruth Lusk Losier Vance and son of the late Taylor Vance and the late Blanche South Vance, entered into rest at Aiken Regional Medical Center on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sons, Gilbert Todd (Lisa) Vance, Craig Losier and Kirk Losier; a daughter, Julie (Evan) Groner; a sister, Phyllis (Clayton) Fletcher; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He was born in Johnson City, Tennessee but has spent most of his life in Aiken County, S.C. He was a retired Product Engineer with Owens-Corning Fiberglas Plant in Aiken, S.C. He was a faithful and active member of St. James Lutheran Church in Graniteville, S.C., having taught the Archie Dodgen Sunday School Class,  was a former Church Council Member, a member and past President of the Lutheran Men in Mission and an Officer with the Western Conference Men in Mission.  He was a member, past secretary and treasurer of the Gideons International Aiken County West Camp and was a member of the Aiken Friday morning Prayer Group. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He also looked forward to the annual family beach trip, and he enjoyed playing golf. A man of his caliber shall be greatly missed by his family, many friends and all whose lives he touched during the 77 precious years that God granted him on this earth. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday evening, June 14th from 5:30 PM until 8:00 PM. A service, celebrating his life, will be held at St. James Lutheran Church on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Barry T. Antley officiating. The interment will follow the service at Southlawn Cemetery in Aiken, S.C.  The Archie Dodgen Sunday School Class, the Gideons Aiken West Camp and the Aiken Friday morning Prayer Group will serve as Honorary Pallbearers. Memorials, in Gilbert’s honor, may be made to St. James Lutheran Church, 200 Laurel Dr., Graniteville, S.C.   Napier Funeral Home, Inc., 315 Main St., Graniteville, S.C. 29829 is in charge of the arrangements. You can visit the online guest register at www.napierfuneralhomeinc.com

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The Vance Family,
We are so sorry to hear of Gilberts passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. Danny and Linda Mills

Danny and Linda Mills Jul 5 2019 12:00 AM

Ruth and Family. So sorry to hear about Gelbert. He was a amazing man. He will be missed by all who knew him. Praying for you all.

Diona Stephens Slade Jun 16 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about Gilberts passing. A wonderful man,God bless your family.

Doug and Ann Summer Jun 15 2019 12:00 AM

Ruth and Family, it saddens me to hear about Gilbert. I am so very sorry for your loss and my thoughts and Prayers are with you. Gilbert was a great man who loved everyone and had such joy and laughter to share. He touched the hearts of so many many people and loved his Family and Friends whole heartedly. Please let me know if there is anything I can do. Debby

Debby Britt Jun 14 2019 12:00 AM

Ruth and family, We are so sorry to hear of Gilbert's passing. He was a fine and honorable man who always had a kind word for those he met.

Donna Scruggs Schultz Jun 14 2019 12:00 AM

A dedicated co-worker and a cherished friend will be sorely missed. My condolences to the family.

Eddie McDonald Jun 13 2019 12:00 AM

Gilbert many friends and Christian brothers. He left no doubt about his faith in the Lord.

Rooney Floyd Jun 13 2019 12:00 AM

I'm sorry for your loss. I am praying for your family.

Charles Day Jun 13 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry to here of Gilberts passing. Recalling memories of grade school days at Liberty Hill and seeing and talking with him a couple years ago when he was here in Kingsport. Thoughts and prayers are with the family now and in the difficult days ahead. Jim ball

Jimmy ball Jun 13 2019 12:00 AM

My love, thoughts and prayers are with Ruth and all the family. Our memories of those who have gone
before us are our treasures. Much love, Carolyn

Carolyn Mitchell Jun 12 2019 12:00 AM

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