March 15, 2013
John Michael "Foots" Vance, 66, passed away, on Friday, March 15, 2013 at his home, in Pheba. He was born December 30, 1946 in Houston, Mississippi to Anna Lloyd Fant Morgan and Lt. Col John Gurney Vance. His was a Conductor with Kansas City Southern for 30 years and was a member of Cedar Bluff Baptist Church. He was an avid Bulldog Fan, and he just loved all his grandchildren. He had hired out in 1971 with the G.M & O Railroad, he retired from the Kansas City Southern Railroad. He never met a stranger and all that met him loved him and he enjoyed all his friends. He had served in Mississippi National Guard-Eupora. John Michael Vance married Flora Virginia McKee on June 17, 1978, in Pheba. Funeral services were held Sunday, March 17, 2013, 2:00 p.m. at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Brother Andy Parrish officiating. Burial followed in Providence Cemetery Maben. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point was in charge of arrangements. Survivors include is wife Flora Virginia McKee Vance of Pheba; his daughter, Tia McMullin Perkins (Jimmy) of Harahan, LA; his sons, Terry Colin McMullin (Sherry) of Mantee, MS, John Michael Vance, Jr. (Stacy) of Houlka, MS, Bradley Scott Vance (Jill) of Houlka, MS, Tony Kevin Vance (Ashley) of Starkville, MS; Nine grandchildren; Kayla Huffman, Paxton Peay, Kane Perkins, Cole McMullin, Joe Riley McMullin, Jovi McMullin, Audrey Vance, Johnny Vance, and Trace Vance. His Father Lt. Col John Gurney Vance (Bruna) of Montgomery, AL and Mother, Anna Lloyd Morgan of Eupora, MS; three sisters, Tanna Gary (Mike) of Eupora, MS, Brenda Gary (Don) of Eupora, MS, Elanora Orgish (Scott) of Houston, TX; and all his brother and sister in laws. Preceding him in death were his grandparents John Ed and Edna Vance, Samuel and Georgia Fant, step-father, Willis Morgan, and a special uncle Monk Fant. Pallbearers were Casey Terrell Weeks, Toby McKee, Perron Sizemore, Joe Jack White, Jimmy Perkins, Josh McKee, Ren Gary, and Robbie Hubbard. Honorary Pallbearers are former co-workers with Kansas City Southern Railroad, Staff Cancer Center in Starkville, Staff at North MS Medical Center-Tupelo, Staff Starkville Wal-Mart Pharmacy, Staff of Gentiva Hospice Memorials may be made to Providence Cemetery Fund, c/o Mrs. Gola McMullen, 4581 MS Hwy 15, Maben, MS 39750. Visitation was held Saturday, from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Calvert Funeral Home.
John Michael "Foots" Vance, 66, passed away, on Friday, March 15, 2013 at his home, in Pheba. He was born December 30, 1946 in Houston, Mississippi to Anna Lloyd Fant Morgan and Lt. Col John Gurney Vance. His was a Conductor with Kansas City... View Obituary & Service Information
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