WEAVERVILLE– Chris Lance, age 56, of Weaverville, died Tuesday, March 27, 2018.
Chris was born July 28, 1961 in Norfolk, VA. He was a resident of Buncombe County for most of his life. Chris was a welding robot programmer for Westinghouse, which became Eaton Cutler Hammer, and a licensed general contractor building homes in the area. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Preceding him in death are his mother, Norma Griffin Lance and brother, Charles Allen Lance.
Surviving are his wife of 37 years, Tanja Tucker Lance; father, Harry Gail Lance and wife, Jane; brother, Kevin Lance and wife Margaret; father and mother–in-law, Sam and Joyce Jarvis Tucker; nephews, Justin Lance and Christopher Tucker; nieces, Kimberly Hutchins and husband Jerry, and Samantha Tucker and fiancé, Todd.
Private services will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 (use ID 11264509) or Shriners Hospital for Children, 950 West Faris St., Greenville, SC 29605
For those who desire, condolences may be offered to the family under Mr. Lance’s obituary at www.WestFamilyFuneralServices.com.
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I wish we had words that would bring peace and comfort...Chris was more special to us than he may have known and I hope he knew how much being his brother meant to us. As heartbroken as we are, we have hope through Christ’s Resurrection and his victory over death. We pray that God will send his Holy Spirit to comfort you. We love you and we know your friends love you.
Submitted by Randy & Cindy Tucker on Mar 29 2018 08:22:21 PM
Erika lit a candle for Christopher T. Lance
Erika lit a candle on Mar 29 2018 08:19:49 PM
Oh Tanja, it’s hard to find words at a time like this. Praying you’ll find peace and trust in God’s grace.
Submitted by Joy Pansiera on Mar 29 2018 08:16:08 PM
Tanja, I am so, so grieved about Chris’s unexpected death. I feel the purest and bravest love isn’t at the beginning of marriage but at the end, when you willingly face death to travel with your heart’s dearest on his final homeward journey. Your courage in doing so, dear Tanja, is a testament to your and Chris’s love. With great sadness, your friend, Sue Vrooman
Submitted by Sue Vrooman on Mar 29 2018 08:12:45 PM
Tanja, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers Chris will be missed Joe and Allene Ray
Submitted by Joe and Allene Ray on Mar 29 2018 06:38:08 PM
Tanja it is so unreal. Our deepest sympathy to you and the family, we love you and will pray for strength and peace in the coming weeks for you and the family. He will be missed. We loved him so very much.
Submitted by Wayne and Linda Welch on Mar 29 2018 05:56:03 PM
Oh Tanja.....I wish I had words to comfort you....You were fortunate to have him in your life for 37 years. Rest in peace, Chris.....once again with your dear mother. God's blessing on you.
Submitted by Shannon and Joe on Mar 29 2018 05:46:48 PM
Tanja, I am crushed. I know you and both your families are. There are angels among us whom we believe are never going away. An angel has been taken from us.
Our hearts, and our love to you all right now.
Submitted by John Miall on Mar 29 2018 04:18:36 PM
Tanja I was stunned to learn of your husband's death. Chris was one of my favorite students He had the uncanny ability to put people at ease, to make them laugh, to make them feel special and to be a positive influence on them. What a legacy! Please know that I will be praying for you and the entire family for God's comfort during this difficult period of adjustment. I felt privileged to know such a loving couple.
Affectionately- Charlene M. Young (formerly Mrs. Morgan-Hill)
Submitted by Charlene M. Young on Mar 29 2018 03:11:41 PM
Dear Tanja, My prayers are with you now and always. Peace will come in time.
So much love, Lorraine
Submitted by Lorraine Lordi on Mar 29 2018 01:53:50 PM
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