Larry Douglas “Doug” Vance
June 21, 1947 ‒ June 22, 2017
Larry Douglas “Doug” Vance, 70, of Delaware passed away peacefully Thursday afternoon, June 22, 2017 after a long, hard fought battle with Parkinson’s.
He was born June 21, 1947 in Harmon, Virginia to the late Roy and Opal (Murdock) Vance.
Doug worked as a cardiopulmonary technician at several home care agencies and at Grady Memorial Hospital for many years. He enjoyed fishing, canoeing, shooting pool, rock hunting and the outdoors and playing tennis and hiking with his wife. A self-taught computer wiz, he also enjoyed cooking and writing poetry.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 31 years, Rene (Sox); son, Scott (Vickie) Williams; brother, Melvin (Erin) Vance; sisters, Billie (Gano) Conkle, Michele (Tom) Evangelista and Anita (Ernie) Hart; brother-in-law, Craig Sox; sister-in-law, Lisa (Gary) Cooper; nieces and nephews; special friends who gave gentle and loving care the past 4 years, Catherine Neel and Anna Krechetova; and his feline companion, Joey.
In addition to his parents, Doug was preceded in death by his son Jeff Williams and his brother-in-law, Steven Sox.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 from 5 – 7 pm at the Snyder Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive (formerly 1510 W. William Street), Delaware where celebration of life services will follow at 7:00 pm.
Contributions in Doug’s memory may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation or to Meals on Wheels.
The Snyder Rodman Funeral Center of Delaware is honored to serve the Vance family.
To share a fond memory of Doug or to offer a condolence to his family, please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com