Richard Lee Vance

August 24, 1954 ~ February 28, 2022 (age 67)

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Richard Lee Vance, 67, of 59 Dodge Street, Stuarts Draft, went to be with the Lord on Monday, February 28, 2022 at Augusta Health, Fishersville. He was born August 24, 1954, a son of the late Merrel and Cela Vance.

Richard worked for Vector Industries for a number of years.  He was a graduate of the Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center.

In addition to his parents, Merrel and Cela Vance, he was preceded in death by his brother, Wayne Vance; two nephews, Derrick and Clay Vance and his beloved, Paula Besso, who were together for 33 years.

Survivors include his siblings, Linda Diehl and husband, Doug of Thomasville, PA, Randy Vance and girlfriend, Debra of Richmond and Michael Vance and wife, Sarah of Stuarts Draft.  He also leaves behind his beloved caregivers, Tiffany and Shawn Vance, his niece and nephew.

A private service and burial was held in Augusta Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to the Augusta Regional SPCA, P. O. Box 2014, Staunton VA 24402.

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A private service and burial was held in Augusta Memorial Park


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