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Vance Eugene Stiles

August 28, 1935 — March 10, 2024

Vance Eugene Stiles, born on August 28, 1935, in Jefferson, Texas to Robert Vance Ford and Pansy Stiles, peacefully passed away at his home in Coldspring, Texas on Sunday, March 10, 2024, at the age of 88.
 
Vance's life was marked by a fulfilling career in the oil industry both on land and at sea, spanning 18 countries. He eventually retired from Santa Fe Drilling as an offshore drilling superintendent at a relatively young age, affording him the opportunity to pursue his passions. Among these were his dedication to aiding the less fortunate and indulging in hobbies that brought him joy. Vance took great pleasure in following high school football, particularly rooting for the Lufkin Panthers and the Katy Tigers. He also found success in professional bass fishing. An exciting chapter unfolded when he embarked on his first cruise on his 80th birthday—a journey he cherished due to his love for the sea—and ultimately achieved Diamond status with Carnival Cruise Lines. Additionally, Vance was an active member of Liberty Fellowship Church in Cleveland where he worshiped and volunteered.
 
Vance is preceded in death by his parents, Robert Vance Ford and Pansy Stiles; brothers, George McLeary and Jerry McLeary.  He is survived by his loving wife, Lynn Stiles; children, Machell Johnston and husband Dale, Randall Stiles and wife Ronda, Tonya Stiles, Calvin Stiles and wife Natasha; grandchildren, Jeremy Johnston, Matthew Johnston, Devin Smith, Olivia Cangemi, Nathan Cangemi, Ryan Stiles, Austin Stiles and Mallory Stiles; great-grandchildren, Jace, Slade and Kynlee Johnston, Calli Mae Stiles; and sister-in-law, Iva Lee McLeary.


A visitation honoring Vance's life will take place on Monday, March 18th from 5pm to 8pm at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Cleveland, Texas. The funeral service will follow on Tuesday, March 19th at 11am at Liberty Church in Cleveland under the officiation of Bob White. Vance will be laid to rest at Pace-Stancil Memorial Rest Gardens. Jeremy Johnston, Matthew Johnston, Ryan Stiles, Devin Smith, Austin Stiles, and Nathan Cangemi will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Operation Refuge - Liberty Church, Cleveland, Texas 
https://www.lccleveland.com/give
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Monday, March 18, 2024

5:00 - 8:00 pm

Cleveland - Pace-Stancil Funeral Home

303 E Crockett St, Cleveland, TX 77327

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Tuesday, March 19, 2024

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Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Pace-Stancil Memorial Rest Garden

12901 FM 2025, Cleveland, TX 77328

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