David Anthony “Tony” Vance, 51, of Huddleston, passed away on Saturday, November 5, 2022. He was preceded in death by his father, George Vance; grandmother, Josephine Kendall and a great-grandmother, Carrie “Mag” Whalen.
Tony lived life to the fullest. He enjoyed spending time on Smith Mountain Lake where he called home. He loved fishing, gardening, helping others with no expectation of anything in return, and most of all loved spending time with his family and friends. He loved children and took in and helped many friends that his son, Tyler brought home. Tony served his country in the United States Army and was so proud of being a veteran. He was also very proud of being in the nursing profession and most recently being a Nursing Supervisor for Catawba Hospital.
Tony is survived by his loving wife, Debbie Vance; mother, Katherine Vance; three children, Tyler Vance and his girlfriend, Amethyst Ettinger, Kalyn O’Connor and her husband, Jesse and Christian Carter and his girlfriend, Olivia Simpson; Siblings, Matthew Vance and his girlfriend, Christine, Nathaniel Vance, Anna-Liza Vance and significant other Antwyn Calfee, Shannon Vance and his wife, Marisol and Jesse Antrikin and his wife, Shaunna; Special kids who he loved as his own, Earl Dooley and Tess Hilton; Uncle, Keith Kendall; Aunt, Mary Kendall and her boyfriend, Tim Tuggle; Mother-in-law, Verlie Wilhelm; brother-in-law, Tim Wilhelm and fiancé, Candace Justice. Also, numerous nieces, nephews and so many friends.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Staunton Baptist Church.
A memorial service and celebration of Tony’s life will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Friday, November 11, 2022, at Staunton Baptist Church with Pastor Buzz Offenbacker officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 12:00 noon until 2:00 pm.
Tharp Funeral Home, Bedford, is assisting the family.