Bruce Vance

Bruce Vance, 83, a resident of Harman, passed from this life Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.

He was born Thursday, July 10, 1930, in Roaring Creek, a son of the late Asa Vance and Florence Morral Vance.

Left to cherish Bruce’s memory are one son, Christopher Vance, of Harman; four grandchildren that he raised as his own, Connie Cottrell, of Elkins, Mike Butcher, of Elkins, Terry Butcher, of Harman, and Susie Lambert, of Bemis; two brothers; nine grandchildren; one great- grandchild; nine great-great-grandchildren; and three great-great-great grandchildren.

Preceding Bruce in death was his wife, Connie White Vance, six brothers, one sister and one grandson, Kenneth “Slug” Butcher.

Bruce attended the schools of Pendleton County and was self-employed as a logger. He enjoyed running heavy equipment, attending auctions and watching Hee Haw.

Visitation will be held at the Randolph Funeral Home on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. Harvey Vance will officiate and interment will follow at the Smith Cemetery in Job.

The Randolph Funeral Home and Cremation Services has been entrusted with the arrangements for Bruce Vance. Send online condolences to the family at