DARLINGTON- Samuel “Sammy” A. Nance, age 84, went home to be with his Lord on Friday, April 9th, 2021. The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 on Sunday, April 11, 2021. A funeral service will be held on Monday, April 12, 2021 at 2:00 Temple Free Will Baptist Church, with burial following in the church cemetery.
Born in the Mont Clare community of Darlington on May 7, 1936, he was the son of the late Val B. Nance, Sr. and Ruby Elizabeth Hewitt. Sammy served his country in the Unites States Air Force, retiring in 1996 as a Master Sergeant. He also retired from SONOCO after working there for 35 years. Mr. Nance was a devout Christian and faithful member of Temple Free Will Baptist Church, where he served in many capacities.
He is survived by his wife, Jane Dease Nance, a daughter, Kathy Nance Nephew, five grandchildren; Rod (Brandi) Dease, Samantha (Thomas) Theismann, Jennifer Nephew (fiancé Billy Blackmon), Regan Dease and Reba Dease, eight great-grandchildren, and his sister, Priscilla (Rufus) Cribb.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Rodney “Bear” Dease, and siblings: Angellee Funderburk, Val Nance, Jr., Polly Ann Stokes and Robert “Robbie” Nance.
Memorials may be made to Temple Free Will Baptist Church, 1660 N. Governor Williams Highway, Darlington SC 29540.
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