Claude Edward Nance (Ed) was born on June13, 1945 to Ollie Fate and Vina Nance in Silverstreet, South Carolina. He was a member of Welch Zion Baptist Church in Silverstreet.
Ed graduated from Gallman High School in Newberry and received his AA Degree from Midland Tech College in Columbia, SC. Ed was a U.S. Army decorated veteran and served in Vietnam. After service to his country, he started his career with Chemstrand Corporation and went on to work in several managerial positions including Manager of Auto Zone in Newberry, SC, Clinton MD, and Florence, SC. Ed was a proud and independent man who believed in taking care of business. He managed day-to-day operations for several national organizations and was experienced in supervising and training employees.
Ed married Peggy White and to this union they have one son, Reginald Markell Nance of Greenwood, SC. Ed's second marriage was to Rosalyn Williams, who preceded him in death. He has two stepsons, Corey and Brian Williams.
Ed is preceded in death by his father, Ollie Fate Nance; mother, Vina Nance; brothers, James Nance and Ollie (Nubbie) Nance; and sisters, Mattie Johnson and Betty Bryant.
He leaves to cherish his memory his son, Reginald Markell Nance; his grandson, Demarcus Rappley; his brothers, Robert Nance (Martha) of Mt. Pleasant, Texas and Fred Harrison Nance (Faye) of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; his sister Vivian Dorsey of Landover, Maryland and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Arrangements for a Military Ceromony are pending.
This is a courtesy announcement of Wilson Funeral Home.
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