A.A. "Bud" Vance Jr., 88, of Norman died in the comfort of his home on July 19th, 2017. Following internment in Norman IOOF cemetery, services will be held at 2:00 PM at NorthHaven Church in Norman on Saturday, July 22nd, 2017. The family will receive friends from 5:30 - 7:00pm on Friday, July 21st, 2017 at Primrose Funeral Service. For more information on the services, please visit www.primrosefuneralservice.com.
Bud was born on September 4th, 1928 in Chunky, Mississippi to Alonzo and Mary Vance. He earned his Bachelors Degree from Mississippi State University. He served his country for 22 years as a pilot in the United States Air Force. He flew in the Korean and Vietnam wars and retired after 22 years. Among his medals were the Distinguished Flying Cross.
After retiring from the Air Force Bud and his wife Dee moved to Norman Oklahoma where he worked for and eventually owned and ran Broce Construction Company and Broce Manufacturing Co.
Buds faith was important throughout his life. He was a deacon at First Baptist Church and a founding member of North Haven Baptist Church. He also helped to begin Bible Study Fellowship in Norman. Bud was a deeply kind man who possessed a profound, bottomless generosity. His giving, warm spirit was evident in everything he did.
Mr. Vance is survived by his two sons, Steve Vance and Alan and his wife Julie Vance; one daughter, Teri and her husband Mike Hubbeling; and eight grandchildren, Austin Vance, Ethan Vance, Harper Hubbeling, Tess Hubbeling, Jessi Vance, Luke and his wife Debbie Vance, Peter Vance and Nathaniel Vance. He is also survived by his sister Georgia OLeary and a large extended family. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Dee Vance, his parents, his sister Myra Welch, and cousin (like a sister to him) Miriam Kastla.
The family requests donations be made in lieu of flowers to the Bud Vance Memorial Fund for the Angel Tree Project. Checks can be sent to Republic Bank of Norman.
Published on July 20, 2017