July 27, 1938 - November 6, 2021
William C. Vance, Jr., passed away peacefully on November 6, 2021. Bill was born in Indianapolis on July 27, 1938 to the late Dr. William C. and Mildred Huron Vance. Bill was a graduate of Richmond High School and Indiana State University. He retired from Indianapolis Public Schools in 2001 after 30 years of service as an ICT Vocational Coordinator and Industrial Arts teacher. Before his education service he worked as a mechanic for Mercedes Benz, a passion he continued to utilize throughout his life for family and friends. He married Mary E. Smith on August 15, 1987. Bill was an intellect in WWII history, aviation and automobile evolution. He had quite a collection of plane models that he assembled over the years and could tell the exact model and country of each one. He loved traveling with his family and friends throughout the United States and all over the world. Bill was an avid golfer and never missed an opportunity to swing the club, whether it be in the backyard or on the course with his weekly golf group. Bill never met a stranger, and made friends everywhere he went. He had a zest for life and conversation that was unparalleled. He will be missed tremendously by his family and friends. Visitation will be Saturday, November 13, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. until the Celebration of Life service at 1:00 p.m. at Shirley Brothers Thompson Road Chapel, 3333 E. Thompson Road. Bill is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Mary; his son, William C. Vance III; his daughter, Kathryn E. Vance (fiancé, Reagan Kha); sister, Elizabeth Frydell; grandchildren, Samantha Vance and Allen Vance; great-granddaughter, Hillary Zimmerman, as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society.
William C. Vance, Jr., passed away peacefully on November 6, 2021. Bill was born in Indianapolis on July 27, 1938 to the late Dr. William C. and Mildred Huron Vance. Bill was a graduate of Richmond High School and Indiana State University.... View Obituary & Service Information
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