Martin Francis Vance

Martin Francis Vance, 90, of Bridgeport, WV passed away on Sunday November 17, 2019 in Wheeling Hospital.

Martin was born in Marion County, WV on August 23, 1929 son of the late Lewis and Garnet (McKinney) Vance.

He was a veteran of the United States Army and retired from the Chessie Railroad System. He was a small aircraft pilot and loved golf.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Loretta Joanna Collins; granddaughter, Rebecca Vance; great grandson, Trevion Riley; siblings, Lewis I. Vance, John R. Vance, Ralph Patrick Vance and Mary Josephine Richards.

Martin is survived by his children, Melissa Swisher (Larry) of Wheeling, WV, Michael “Sean” Vance (Brenda) and David “Mark” Vance (Bonnie) both of Grafton, WV; grandchildren, Hermiety Van Laar (Grant), Heather Price (Scott), Heidi Elliott (Aaron), Lucinda Poling (Kenny), Christa Tricase Shafer (Kevin); great grandchildren, Gracie Van Laar, Naomi Poling, and Noah Elliot.

At Martin’s request there will be no visitation or services. Arrangements by Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger St., Wheeling (304-242-2311)

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