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Kenneth J. Vance

Mr. Kenneth Joe Vance of Nashville, departed this life at his home in Nashville, on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 12:43 AM. He had attained the age of 81 years, 10 months and 3 days.
Kenneth was born on May 5, 1936 in Herman, Mo., the son of Delmar P. and Eunice (nee Pryor) Vance. He married Wilma Wilkins and they later divorced after many years of marriage. He then was united in marriage to Dorothy (Vaughn) Barker on September 26, 1970 and she survives his passing. In this union, they had one daughter, Kelly Jo Vance.
Kenneth’s early years were spent growing up in Beaucoup, and later moving to St. Louis, Mo. He served with the United States Army. Kenneth operated The Lark in Addieville, where he became acquainted with many of the area’s residents. He was a member of the North East Baptist Church in Clarksville, Tenn., and was a lifetime member of the American Legion. Until his health started failing him, he loved fishing, hunting, camping and playing cards. His last venture in the work force was owning and operating his K&D Catering, a mobile catering service in St. Louis, Mo.
Left to mourn his passing is his wife of 47 years, Dorothy Vance of Nashville; a daughter, Kelly (Paul) Deloria; three granddaughters, Sierra (Eric) Way, Chelsea and Elizabeth Deloria; one step-son, David (Elle) Barker; one step-daughter, Terri Griffith; seven step-grandchildren, Blaine Barker, Jonathan Barker, Seana (Hans) Brehm, Kara (Raymond) Petty, Arynne Griffith, Richard (Cheryl) Barker, Jason (Glenda) Barker; five great grandchildren, Quinton Barker, Lydia Barker, Hannah Barker, Treyvor Petty and Stephan Griffith; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters, Zona, Shirley, Brenda and Vera; three brothers-in-law, two nephews, Robert Adams and Gary Chwascinski; one step-son, Gary Barker; many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at the Campagna Funeral Home in Nashville, on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 10 AM with Pastor John Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow in the Beaucoup Cemetery in Beaucoup. Military graveside rites will be accorded by the American Legion Post 110.
Friends may call at the Campagna Funeral Home in Nashville on Tuesday from 5 PM until 8 PM and on Wednesday from 7:30 AM until the service hour.
Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society and will be accepted by the Campagna Funeral Home.
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