Robert Thomas Vance
  • 86 years old
  • Date of birth: Jun 20, 1927
  • Date of passing: Jan 31, 2014
"I thank you, Dear Jesus, for a happy feeling of security and love knowing you are a loving and forgiving God" - Robert Vance

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Robert T. Vance, 86, born on June 20, 1927 and passed away on January 31, 2014. He will be forever missed.

A memorial service in honor of his life will be held at 3:00 PM on Saturday February 22
nd at the Church of Christ, 18250 Pennsylvania St., Robertsdale AL 36567.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the outreach missions supported by his church at the address above. 
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Lynnea Greenhaw on 25th March 2014

"Even though we never got a chance to meet, we feel like we knew you
from the stories we heard through Cindy, Bill, Shayna & Kaylee.
We felt the love they had for you and how much fun they had when they visited. We know the reunion you have with your wife is a joyous one and that you are celebrating being together once again.  We could see how much Bill, Cindy, Shayna and Kaylee loved and enjoyed being with you. You were a special Uncle to them.  Wish we could have met, but Have no doubt that we will meet some day.  Lynnea and Danny Greenhaw"

This tribute was added by Pam Irons on 24th March 2014

"Hi my sweet Grandfather. I miss you so.You was so adored my me and many and you so adored my Grandmother Vance and missed her so after she was gone and I'm so glad your together. I know when the gates of heaven opened up to you. Everybody was there waiting. I'll never forget your laugh and smile. No one could laugh like you. I'm going to miss all those days I sat on your lap as a little girl and you would hold me and the day you and my son your great Grandson Jeffery Allen Jr. went off walking in that field in Kentucky together only to come back with ticks all over you guys. We had you guys strip LOL!!! You in the out house and me with Jeffery Allen Jr. We have talked and laughed about that day so many times. Then we got locked in the park that evening. But only to finish up a beautiful evening with  Bluegrass in a Hoedown barn, you playing your violin.  Such good memories!!! I still have all my dolls you bought me from over seas. They haven't weather the storm so good, but their still here with me. I am missing you so!!! But I will see you  all soon. I hope you see Daddy and Tim and my reasonally lost step-father Bill also and their laughing and smiling  along with you  Granny, your Mother and Father all the one's that's gone before us. Love you so much. This isn't good-bye. But see-ya!!! I'm so thankful to have had you in my life all my life. Some tried to seperate us all. But we stood still and weathered the storms and I'm so glad we did. Only the strong survive!!!( Sweet Dreams) Your Granddaughter, Pamela Jean Henderson Irons. God Bless your sister (Mary) and her family that come along and saved you and Granny Vance when you so much needed saving. She's such a wonderful person and human being. She's even reached out to me and has been so kind and such a good friend when I've needed one. Thank for all you wonderful help and care you showed to my Grandparent's We love you. Miss Mary!!!! Thanks from me goes to the church of chist. Thank you for welcoming in my Grandfather and being so kind and good to him. He always said that know one had ever treated him any kinder than all you at the church of chist. That means so much. You just don't know, how much that means. God bless you!!! and to everyone. Pamela."

This tribute was added by Shayna Sims on 22nd February 2014

"My family and I will miss you Uncle T. Thank you so much for always opening your home up to us. Your genuine hospitality is a trait that not many people have any more. I will never forget the way you played the violin or how talented you were at making puzzles. Although you are gone, I know you are at peace in heaven and I look forward to seeing you again someday."

This tribute was added by Kaylee Sims on 22nd February 2014

"Thank you Uncle T for always welcoming us into your home and your consistent desire to make us feel loved and welcomed when we were with you. Your amazing talent to play the violin always impressed me, but more than that your dedication and love for your family and friends was the most impressive. Sharing God's love always came first for you and that is something not many people ever learn. Thank you for the love you have demonstrated towards me and my family and you will always be missed.
Love, Kaylee Sims"

This tribute was added by marcia blair on 18th February 2014

"I feel so blessed to have known you. I will miss our time together and all of your stories. You were a great friend!"

This tribute was added by mary sims on 17th February 2014

"This tribute was added by Mary Sims, sister, on 17th February 2014

Heaven at last with family and friends!  I'm thankful I could assist you and Carrie for the past several years.  Ben & I loved you.  I know you were grateful because of the following birthday cards you sent me.

The love that you share makes a wonderful difference--perhaps even more than you know, Your kindness and care and encouraging words all shine with a comforting glow, Because you're so special, you're wished lots of blessings and joy in whatever you do,  With hopes that you know--on your birthday and always--much love is returning to you!

Sept. 22, 2013     Whether I'm calling to just say hello or phoning with troubles to share,  It means everything just to know I have you--my sister, who'll listen and care.  And it goes both ways--I'm here for you, too, whatever the reason may be--Hoping to be the same kind of good friend that you're always being for me!.  T. wrote on the card, "I cannot say anything more truthful than this".  I'm thankful we communicated.

Lovingly,Mary and Ben"

This tribute was added by Danielle de la Fuente on 13th February 2014

"Uncle T, you will be greatly missed. You had such a kind heart, and always welcomed us to your home. I have always enjoyed listening to you tell stories of your past. Stories about your hunting dogs and how much you loved and cared for them. I am so thankful I was able to be with you in your last days and talk with you. Though I am sad you are gone, I am happy because I know you are having a ball in heaven with your wife whom you loved so dearly. I remember you would always visit Carrie and bring her ice cream though she didn't know who you were. That is love, and I pray I will find that love you showed to your wife, and the love my parents show to one another someday. I love you Uncle T."

This tribute was added by Carlos de la Fuente on 11th February 2014

"It was an honor knowing you, You always loved Debbie and showed it. Throught your travels around the world you always remembered her and the proof is in all those dolls you brought her from lands afar.    You were a grand southern gentleman and now you're with your loved ones that you had missed so much, you're in safe port now with Jesus.  Say hello to Big Mama from me."

This tribute was added by Debbie de la Fuente on 10th February 2014

"I know Uncle T. is in a better place and is playing his fiddle in heaven with the angels.  Uncle T. loved to have company in his home and I remember how proud he was the day I brought baby Jaelle to his home for the first time.  He gave her a huge musical teddy bear and Auburn baseball cap.  He will be greatly missed but not forgotten.  

Much love from Debbie, Carlos, Jaelle and Danielle"

This tribute was added by Bill Sims on 9th February 2014

"We will miss you Uncle T, but will see you and Aunt Carrie one day in Heaven.  Thanks for always welcoming us in your home and sharing time with us.    

Love, Bill, Cindy, Shayna, and Kaylee"

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