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Vance, Dorman Lawrence (D.L.) 77, died Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27, at Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home, 733 Dal-worth St., in Grand Prairie. Funeral service is 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 28, at First Christian Church, 202 W. Tarrant Road, in Grand Prairie. Memorials may be made to CrossPoint Church of Christ building fund or Arlington Cancer Center’s patient housing fund. Vance was born in Dawson County, Texas, on Nov. 15, 1934. He and his family moved to Carlton, Texas, when he was 15. He attended Carlton schools, where he played six-man football, basketball and baseball. He also attended classes at Arlington State College. Vance married Louise Jackson on Dec. 23, 1952, in Hamilton, Texas. The couple moved to Grand Prairie and has lived there ever since. Vance worked in the manufacturing and machine shop business for more than 50 years, providing parts for defense and aerospace companies. He owned Triangle Machine and Associated Manufacturing companies. Vance was active at Turnpike Church of Christ, which has become CrossPoint Church of Christ. He helped in the Angel Food Ministries, Meals on Wheels, the Alpha ministry and various church activities. Vance traveled to Belize last year on a mission trip. Vance loved hunting, fishing and vacationing with his family. He had a great love for horses and raised them throughout his life. Vance was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in December 2010. He fought the disease heroically through several rounds of chemotherapy and radiation. Survivors include: wife Louise Vance; daughter Cindy Smith and son-in-law, Hank; daughter Vivian Vance, and son-in-law, Herb Booth; son Jon Vance; grandchildren, great-grand-children, nieces and nephews. Vance was preceded in death by his brother, Eldon; his mother, Eula Vance; and father, Clarence Vance.

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