Class of 1960
|Paris native Frank Rob Nance Jr., 66, of
Long Beach, Miss. died Sunday, July 27, 2008, in Gulfport, Miss.
He was born Feb. 15, 1942, to the late Margaret Wright-Nance and Frank Nance Sr. He graduated from Grove High School in 1960. He served in the U.S. Navy from August 1960 through August 1964.
On July 12, 1963, he married his soul mate Linda Townley at First Baptist Church in Paris.
Mr. Nance went to auctioneer school at Repperts Auctioneer School in Decatur, Ind., and graduated in November 1964.
In Paris, he was a real estate broker, owned Red Ball Realty and Auction Co., Russwood Superette, Little Charlies Car Lot and Mansard Island Resort.
In 1969, he and his brother, Billy Nance, owned Nance Brothers Auto Auction until 1983. They had an auction in Paris and one in Paducah.
In 1984, Frank moved his family to the Gulf Coast and settled in Long Beach, Miss. He worked for various auto auctions throughout the southeast as an auctioneer. Frank was currently semi-retired, working for Slidell (La.) Auto Auction.
Mr. Nance was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Nance; his parents, Margaret Nance and Frank Nance Sr.; and by his brother, Billy Nance.
He is survived by his daughters and their husbands Kelly and Paul Van Hoek of Anchorage, Alaska; Kim and Matthew Irwin of Long Beach; Ashley and Teddy Johnson of Mobile, Ala.; and Robin and Mark Mansur of Norman, Okla.; four grandchildren, Cameron and Dillon van Hoek of Anchorage; Olivia Johnson of Mobile; and Zach Mansur of Norman; his sister, Gail Axley of Big Sandy; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and his aunt Betty Castle and her husband Cork of Joinerville, Texas.
Visitation will be Saturday from 1-2 p.m. at the Riemann Family Funeral Home, 19130 Commission Road, Long Beach.
The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment will be in Long Beach City Cemetery.
Reprinted from The Paris
August 1, 2008 Edition ~ Used by permission
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