Charles L. Vance Sr. 1945-2019

LAKE MILTON — Charles Lloyd Vance Sr., age 74, of Lake Milton, passed away peacefully Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at his home, with all his family at his side.

He was born April 12, 1945, in Harman, W.Va., the son of Charles E. Vance and Thelma E. Champ Vance- Rohrbaugh.

Charles married the love of his life, Polly A. Kimble, on Oct. 14, 1963, and they have enjoyed 55 years of marriage together. He has lived in Lake Milton for the last 46 years, and was formerly of Onego, W.Va. Charles worked at GM Lordstown for 39 1/2, years retiring in 2005. He was a member of the UAW Local 1112, and enjoyed bowling, fishing, hunting, golfing and playing pool. Charles had two holes-in-one, and played in many golf outings with his friends.

He was preceded in death by his father.

He is survived by his wife, Polly A. Vance of Lake Milton; his mother, Thelma E. Rohrbaugh of Petersburg, W.Va.; three daughters, Dena and Darrell Clonch of Newton Falls, Denise Vance of Lake Milton and Roxanna and James Gay of Berlin Center; one son, Charles L. Vance II of Spring Hill, Tenn.; one sister, Melody and Randy Nesselrodt of Petersburg, W.Va.; five grandchildren, Michael McGarvey of Naugatuck, Conn., Brittany and Matt Leek of Newton Falls, Sierra Pennington and her fiance, George Workman of Newton Falls, Jared Feathers of Lordstown and Abigail Gay of Berlin Center; one great-grandson, Gensen Workman of Newton Falls; many nieces and nephews; and his loving dog, Lacey.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 18, 2019, at the James Funeral Home in Newton Falls. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, May 19, 2019, at the funeral home, with Pastor William McCartney officiating. Cremation will follow the funeral.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the James Funeral Home, 8 E. Broad St., Newton Falls, Ohio 44444 , 330-872-5440. Family and friends may view Charles’ obituary online, or to send condolences to the family, visit

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