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Guy Albert Lance

June 16, 1936 — September 17, 2022

Duck River, TN

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       Guy Albert Lance, age 86, passed away on Saturday, September 17, 2022, in Duck River, TN.

       Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes – Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, MI, on Friday, September 23, 2022, 2:00 P.M.  Burial will take place at Fairfield Township Cemetery, Fairfield Township, MI.  Visitation will be held on Friday, September 23, 2022, from 1:00 P.M. until the time of the service at the funeral home.

     At a young age, Guy felt a deep calling to serve his country in the U.S. Navy.  He was acknowledged for his bravery on many dangerous missions, receiving commendations and awards for his valor and devotion.  Guy worked for the U.S. Navy as Chief Diesel Mechanic and dedicated twenty years until his retirement.

     He was a member of the Tennessee Valley Branch 44 FRA, a fraternal organization comprised of Reserve, retired, and honorably discharged Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard personnel.  As well as enjoying practicing with his Barbershop Quartet, Guy practiced relentlessly with his team for shows and organizations to make sure everything went perfectly.  They are members of the Capital City Chordsman of Lansing, Michigan.

     Guy was known as the jokester, “Goofy Guy”, as his mother would call him.  His good humor and wholesome personality could make anyone crack a smile.  He will be greatly missed by all the lives he touched.

     Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife Marlene Lance; sons: Dale (Cindy) Lance and Kevin (Lori) Lance; grandchildren: Kory Lance and Kari Lance; one brother Ernest (Maxine) Lance; and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and nine siblings.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the FRA Scholarship Fund of Columbia.  Online condolences may be made at www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com.  The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes – Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, Michigan.

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Visitation

Friday, September 23, 2022

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Smith Family Funeral Homes St Johns

104 East Cass Street , St. Johns, MI 48879

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Funeral Service

Friday, September 23, 2022

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Smith Family Funeral Homes St Johns

104 East Cass Street , St. Johns, MI 48879

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Burial

Friday, September 23, 2022

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Fairfield Township Cemetery

4300 N Vincent Rd, Elsie, MI 48831

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