MOUNT HOPE — Larry C. Vance, age 66, of Mount Hope, WV, went to his eternal home on January 14, 2016, after a courageous battle to live. Larry had a double lung transplant June 2015 but unfortunately his body could not fight off the influenza.

Born May 15, 1949, on Packs Branch, WV, he was the son of the late John Robert Vance and Laverne Frances Bolt Vance.

Larry attended Mount Hope High School, served in the U.S. Army in Korea and returned to West Virginia to start a career as a coal miner.

Larry was a member of American Legion in Beckley. He was a Christian and an active member of Packs Branch Baptist Church.

Larry’s proudest possession, after his wife and granddaughters, was his Harley Davidson motorcycle. He was Road Captain for his Hope Rider's Chapter of the CMA in Beckley for several years.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents and sister Roberta Phillips of Parsons, WV. He is survived by his brothers Dennis of Herndon, Virginia, Keith of Parsons, WV, Robert of Smithville, Ohio, and Ted of Maple Fork; and his sisters Charlotte of Morganton, NC, Shelby and Barbara, both of Mount Hope.

Larry is also survived by his wife and best friend of 48 years, Kathy, his son Wayne (Angie), his daughter Kelly, his three granddaughters Alyssa, Trinity and Laicey and one great-granddaughter Aubrielle.

Friends and family may visit at the funeral home Sunday evening from 6 to 9 p.m.

Services will be conducted Monday, January 18, 2016, at 1 p.m. at Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel, 1901 South Kanawha Street, Beckley, WV. Officiating will be Pastor Samuel Vance. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity, WV.

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