W. C. ‘Billy’ Nance, 90, of Abbeville, husband of Joy Hall Nance, died Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at his residence. He was born in Abbeville to the late William Enoch and Essie Lee Ellis Nance.
A 1949 graduate of the last graduating class of Antreville High School, he married the love of his life, Joy Hall, on December 16, 1949. Mr. Nance was employed by Abbeville County Public Works where he capably supervised the operation of the county farm and landfill retiring after many years of loyal service. He owned and operated Nance Lawnmower Services for 18 years. Mr. Nance was a Mason for over 60 years, served as Past Master and was a charter member of the Dew Drop Lodge. A charter member with the Antreville Fire Department, he was widely respected though out the Abbeville area. Mr. Nance was a life time member of Providence Presbyterian Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Hilda Sue Nance.
Mr. Nance is survived by his wife or 72 years, Joy, of the home; two sons, Ronnie Nance (Susan) of Donalds and Terry Nance (Brenda) of Abbeville; two daughters, Sue Crook (Danny) and Lena New (Al) all of Abbeville; nine grandchildren, Jeff Nance (Amanda), Greg Nance (Rhonda), Matthew Patton, Rebecca Brickle (John), Brenda Crocker (Curtis), Kelly Crook Youngblood, Christy Edwards (Scott), Will New (Tecie) and Carrie Slemp (David); eighteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.
Funeral services to celebrate Mr. Nance’s life will be 11:00AM, Saturday, December 4, 2021 in Providence Presbyterian Church, Lowndesville with Rev. Lee P. Kennerly officiating. The family will visit with friends following the service.
The family expresses their sincere gratitude to Mr. Nance’s caregivers, the Team of Agape Hospice Care of SC and the Senior Helpers of Greenwood.
Memorial contributions, in memory of Mr. Nance, may be sent to the Providence Presbyterian Church Cemetery Fund, PO Box 226, Lowndesville, SC 29659 or Agape Hospice Care of SC, 326 Montague Ave., Greenwood, SC 29649.
The family is at the home.
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Harris Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Abbeville is assisting the Nance family.