Garnett Vance Jr., 60, of Glasgow, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. He was born in Glasgow, the son of the late Earl Garnett Vance and Laura Evelyn Bishop Vance. Garnett was owner and operator of The Vance Store located in Glasgow, Bowling Green and Madisonville. He was a member of the dealer council for Briggs & Stratton and had been active in many other outdoor power equipment companies and the community of Glasgow and Barren County. Garnett was a member of Allen Lodge No. 24 F&AM and a member of the First Christian Church in Glasgow.
He is survived by his wife, Kathy; a son, Dustain Vance and his wife, Stephanie, of Bowling Green; two grandsons, Kennedy Garnett Vance and Bishop Douglas Vance; aunts and uncles, Helen Lane, Ruth Compton, Marie (Jack) Jacobsen and Madeline (Ken) Elrod, all of Bowling Green; and several cousins.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at First Christian Church in Glasgow, with entombment in the Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home today beginning at 3:30 p.m. and Thursday from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m., then continue at the church from noon until time for the service.
Alternate expressions of sympathy may take the form of memorial contributions to the Barren River Animal Welfare Association, P.O. Box 171, Glasgow, KY 42142 or the Community Soup Kitchen, P.O. Box 1136, Glasgow, KY 42142 or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 301 E. Main, Suite 100, Louisville, KY 40202.