John Lence

Thursday, February 15, 2007

BUNCOMBE, Ill. -- John R. Lence, 64, of Buncombe died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2007, at his home.

He was born June 20, 1942, in Anna, Ill., son of Frank George and Minnie Snell Lence.

Lence was a lineman. He was a member of IBEW Local 702 in West Frankfort, Ill., Saline Masonic Lodge 339 at Goreville, Ill., and the Knights of Apethia.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Survivors include a daughter, Christina Farley of Metropolis, Ill.; a son, Billy Lence of Cypress, Ill.; two brothers, Frankie and Robert "Bob" Lence of Anna; stepmother, Violet Lence of Anna; companion, Diana Hedgecock of Carbondale, Ill.; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends may call from 5 to 7:30 p.m. today at Lutz and Rendleman Funeral Home in Anna. Masonic service will be at 7.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Paul Sadler officiating. Burial will be in Anna Cemetery.