\r\n<h1><strong>Neola<\/strong>-Alvin Jonathan \u201cA.J.\u201d Vance, Jr., 60, passed away Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.<\/h1>\r\nHe was born Feb. 2, 1957, in Covington, VA, a son of the late Alvin Jonathan Vance, Sr. and Allie Sue Wade Vance.\r\n\r\nHe was a member of May Chapel United Methodist Church. He was a Mason, Shriner and member of the Farm Bureau. A.J. graduated from Greenbrier East High School with the Class of 1975. He was a retired Vocational-Ag instructor having taught at Lewisburg Junior High School and then Greenbrier East High School. He was also a Future Farmers of America Advisor, having touched the lives of many young successful adults.\r\n\r\nHe is survived by his brother, Jeff Vance and wife Michelle of Neola; nieces, Leah Vance and Ashley Vance; nephew, Andrew Vance; great-niece, Allie Vance; first cousins, Deb Tucker and husband Harry and Chris Vance and wife Vickie all of Covington, VA.\r\n\r\nPer A.J.\u2019s request he is being cremated.\r\n\r\nA memorial service will be held Sunday, May 7, at 2 p.m. at the Alvon United Methodist Church with Rev. Buck Caldwell officiating. Following the service there will be a celebration of life and sharing of memories luncheon.\r\n\r\nThe family invites family and friends for a visitation at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg Saturday from 6 until 8 p.m.\r\n\r\nIn lieu of flowers the family wishes that memorial contributions be made to the GEHS FFA Scholarship Fund, c\/o Beth Massey, 273 Spartan Lane, Lewisburg, WV 24901.\r\n\r\nPlease send online condolences by visiting www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com.