The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


December 26, 2013

James Nance, 87, of Huntersville, an avid NASCAR fan, died Dec. 22, 2013

Thursday, December 26, 2013 — James Roy Nance, 87, of Huntersville, was called home by God surrounded by his loving family, Sunday, December 22, 2013.  

Born September 5, 1926, in Stanfield, he was a son of the late Crawford Miller Nance and Nezzie Long Nance.

He was a strong and thoughtful man who had a real passion for his family.  He was a treasured father and a huge NASCAR fan. He retired from management with General Tire & Rubber Co.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, December 28, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Charlotte Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1-2 p.m.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Zora Parsons Nance.

He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved daughter, Renee Nance Jones and beloved husband William “Bill” of Huntersville; precious granddaughter, Heather Renee Jones, who is a student at Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine; brothers, Bruce Nance and wife Lula, Charlie Nance and Jackie Nance; sister, Marie Nance Hinson; and several dear nieces and nephews.

Brothers Gad, Joe, Gene and Earl Nance and sister, Mildred Nance Goodman, also preceded him in death.

Memorials may be made to Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center, Critical Care Unit, PO Box 33549, Charlotte, NC 28233.

Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home & Cremation Service Huntersville, N.C. is assisting the family.

Friends may offer condolences to the family at


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