The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Obituaries

April 13, 2014

John “Bill” Nance

Published 4-13-14

ENID, OK — Memorial service for John “Bill” Nance, 79-year-old Enid resident, will be 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 14, 2014, in Henninger-Hinson Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Matt Perkins will officiate. Family burial will be at a later date in Karoma Cemetery, Goltry, Okla.

John William “Bill” Nance was born August 6, 1934, in Drummond to Lewis Perry and Stella (Brobst) Nance and found peace April 11, 2014, at his home in Enid. He attended school through ninth grade in Drummond and quit to help on the family farm. He joined the Army National Guard in 1954, serving until 1957. He then joined the Reserves until 1962.

He met Sue B. Whitman, and they were married November 14, 1958, in Enid. They made their home in the Drummond area and had five children.

Bill worked at Vance Air Force Base for 10 years, then went to work for Garfield County for 25 years. He retired in 1994. He enjoyed mowing yards helping Ruey Deirkson in the fields during his retirement years.

He is survived by his wife, Sue B. Nance of the home; son, Johnny and wife Charlotte of Reydon; daughter, Barbara Chase and husband Randy of Durant; daughter, Margie Nance of the home; daughter, Karen and friend Art Livingston, of Enid; son-in-law, Curtis Garner; seven grandchildren, Mitchell Chase and wife Opal, Kerri Watts and husband Tom, Kayla Campbell and fiancée J.D. Wade, Kevin Garner and wife Kimberly, William Nance and fiancée Ashlie Minter, all of Enid, Laura Rivera and husband Hector of Ponca City, and John Nance of Reydon; and five great-grandchildren, Matthew Watts, Jozlin Campbell, Kain Wade, Benjamin Rivera and Brooklynn Nance; and sister Pearl Frazier of Haysville, Kan.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Perry Jr. Nance and Donald Nance, sister Delores Wilkerson, daughter Rebecca Jean, and great-grandsons Braxton and Zayden Garner.

Condolences may be made to the family at www.enidwe care.com.

(Submitted by family)

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