Richard L. Lance Jr., 70, of Effingham, passed away at 8:08 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14 at Bauer Funeral Home in Effingham with burial in Smith Cemetery, Cassila, Miss. on Thursday, Aug. 15. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 12 p.m. Wednesday until the service. Richard’s body was cremated according to his wishes. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials may be given to Catholic Charities or to the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be left at www.bauerfh.com.
Richard was born on Dec. 4, 1942, in Phillip, Miss., the son of Richard L. Sr. and Norma (Campbell) Lance. He married Carol A. (Vance) on April 9, 1967. Richard was the general manager of the Effingham TA from 1980 to 1993.
Richard is survived by his daughters, Shannon (Jeremy) Nicholson of Brownsburg, Ind., Michelle (Steve) McCann of Hockessen, Del; sons, Richard (Tammy) of Mobile, Ala., William (Rusty) of Brownsburg, Ind.; sisters, Carolyn (Rod) Harris of Memphis, Tenn., Hilda (Robert) Strohm of Crestview, Fla.; brother, Gary Lee Lance of Greenwood, Miss.; and eight grandchildren.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Vicky Lynn; brothers, Bobby, Prentiss and Gerald; and sister, Pam.