Obituary: Richard Allen Vance



Richard Allen Vance, 79, of Carmel, died quietly at home on March 31, 2014. He was born July 16, 1934, in Champaign-Urbana, Ill, to Donald E. and C. Marcella Vance. He married Joann Dunn Lampert on April 27, 1968; she survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Lori Henderson; and three grandchildren, Eric, Michael and Sarah Henderson, all of Carmel. He was preceded in death by his parents; and an older brother, Robert Parker Vance, whose wife Jeanne survives. He received a bachelors degree from the University of Illinois. He served in the U.S. Army from October 1954 to September 1956. In 1983 he moved to Danville, Ind., joining King School Equipment Company and eventually became full owner of that company. He retired in 2001 and moved to Carmel. He was a member of Woodland Country Club and Danville Christian Church. He was a lifelong devoted fan of the Fighting Illini. There will be a memorial service at Woodland Country Club in Carmel at 2 p.m. April 12. Leppert Mortuary in Carmel is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the University of Illinois I FUND ( HYPERLINK “” \t “_blank” for athletic scholarships.