Carnell “Abner” Vance Jr., 81, of Cheshire, passed away, at 3:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 2, 2021, at his residence. Born April 28, 1940, in Oceana, West Virginia, he was the son of the late Demple May and Carnell Vance Sr. He was self-employed owner operator truck driver and he attended Poplar Ridge Freewill Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Merritt Vance, whom he married on June 29, 1958, in Cheshire, children, Shelia (Darrell) Jones, of Cheshire, Michael (Angel) Vance, of Gallipolis, and Bradley Vance Sr., of Cheshire. Grandchildren, Melinda (Jonathan) Baker, Nic Jones, Misti (Billy) Dillon, Terrami Cicoff, Christopher (Stephanie) Vance, Melissa Vance, Alex McWilliams, Ashton Vance, Bradley Vance Jr., Cadence Vance, and Dustin Vance, sixteen great-grandchildren, brothers, Harold (Carol) Vance, of Baltimore, Ohio, and Larry (Mary) Vance, of Gallipolis, special cousins, Fred Riley, Mary Cleland, and Dana Cleland, a nephew and a niece also survive.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Jesse and Virgie May.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, in the Cremeens-King Funeral Home, Gallipolis with Pastor Kenneth Workman officiating. Interment will follow in the Gravel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call two hours prior to the funeral service.
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