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In Memory

Homer Vance Fish

Homer Vance Fish

Birth: 

Nov. 16, 1943
Waynesville
Haywood County
North Carolina, USA

Death: 

Feb. 26, 2012
Greenwood
Greenwood County
South Carolina, USA


Homer Vance Fish, 68, resident of 226 Swing About, born November 16, 1943, in Waynesville, NC, to John H. and Clara Lou Welch Fish, and husband of Carolyn Hunter Fish, died February 26, 2012 at his home.
He was a graduate of Canton High School, attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was a graduate of Blue Ridge Technical College. Vance was a US Navy Veteran and began his electrical engineering career with Cutler Hammer (now Eaton, Corp.) working in Ashville, NC and Athens, GA. He was later employed by Alphabet, Inc. in Burlington, NC, Stow, OH and Greenwood, SC, where he founded his own company, Vansco, Inc.
In 1995, Vance, being a proud Navy Veteran, began and hosted the 4th of July Firework display at his home which started an annual tradition for the Stoney Point Community and Lake Greenwood.
Surviving in addition to his wife of the home are five step-children, John Mills and Lisa Mills Childs, all of Fletcher, NC, Hunter Mays Ward of Mt. Pleasant, SC, Lee Mays Varner of Dublin, GA and Alison Mays of Columbia, SC; five step-grandchildren; five brothers and sister, Faye (Joe) Teixeira of Canton, NC, Sharon Fish Moore of Crabtree, NC, Joe (Carolyn) Fish of Canton, NC, John (Nancy) Fish of Inca, NC, and Wayne (Nellie) Fish of Lexington, NC.
A celebration of Vance's life for family and friends will be 2:00 pm, Sunday, March 4, 2012, at his home in Stoney Point with Dr. Chris Leonard officiating.
(Info from Blythe Funeral Home website) 

 

Note from James Rice

Vance attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Homer Vance Fish

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1943 - 2012

GREENWOOD, SOUTH CAROLINA — Homer Vance Fish, 68, resident of 226 Swing About, husband of Carolyn Hunter Fish, died Feb. 26, 2012, at his home.

Born in Waynesville, Nov. 16, 1943, he was a son of the late John H. and Clara Lou Welch Fish.  He was a graduate of Canton High School, attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was a graduate of Blue Ridge Technical College.  Vance was a U.S. Navy Veteran and began his electrical engineering career with Cutler Hammer (now Eaton, Corp.) working in Ashville, and Athens, Georgia.  He was later employed by Alphabet, Inc. in Burlington, Stow, Ohio, and Greenwood, South Carolina, where he founded his own company, Vansco, Inc.

In 1995, Vance, being a proud Navy veteran, began and hosted the 4th of July Firework display at his home which started an annual tradition for the Stoney Point Community and Lake Greenwood.

Surviving in addition to his wife of the home are five step-children, John Mills, and wife, Caryn, and Lisa Mills Childs, and husband, Walt, all of Fletcher, Hunter Mays Ward, and husband, Jason, of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, Lee Mays Varner, and husband, Daniel, of Dublin, Georgia, and Alison Mays of Columbia, South Carolina; five step-grandchildren, Kippan and Jackson Mills, Emma and Claire Childs and Harrison Ward; five brothers and sister, Faye Teixeira, and husband, Joe, of Canton, Sharon Fish Moore, of Crabtree,  Joe Fish, and wife, Carolyn, of Canton, John Fish, and wife, Nancy, of Enka,  and Wayne Fish, and wife, Nellie,  of Lexington.

The family is at the home and will receive friends at Blyth Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28.

A celebration of Vance’s life for family and friends will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 4, at his home in Stoney Point with Dr. Chris Leonard officiating.

 

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