Neola-Alvin Jonathan “A.J.” Vance, Jr., 60, passed away Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.
He was born Feb. 2, 1957, in Covington, VA, a son of the late Alvin Jonathan Vance, Sr. and Allie Sue Wade Vance.
He 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.
He 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.
Per A.J.’s request he is being cremated.
A 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.
The family invites family and friends for a visitation at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg Saturday from 6 until 8 p.m.
In 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.
Please send online condolences by visiting www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com.