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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Mike and I were so sad to learn of Chris passing. We will remember his funny stories and tales of his hunting adventures. Know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Janice and Mike Garland
Submitted by Janice Garlannd on Mar 29 2018 09:25:36 AM
We are so very sorry for your loss.
Submitted by Janet and Bob Foor on Mar 29 2018 09:16:07 AM
Tanja, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Submitted by Rickey & Paula Garland on Mar 29 2018 08:17:46 AM
Tanja and family,
I worked with Chris for many years at Westinghouse/Eaton. He was always smiling and had time for friendly conversation. I know he will be missed by all who knew him. I am praying that God will give you comfort in the days ahead. With greatest sympathy, Diane Williams
Submitted by Diane Williams on Mar 29 2018 07:44:55 AM
Tanja I’m so sorry for your loss my Gods grace comfort you and give you peace. Always keep those memories in your heart to help you get thru the rough times ahead and remember you have friends and a wonderful mother and father to be there for you. Keeping you in my prayers! Love, Sandra
Submitted by Sandra Buckner on Mar 29 2018 07:39:23 AM
Family, We are so sorry to hear of Chris passing. We worked with him during the Westinghouse days and Eaton. Even though it has been many years still remember his humor and friendship. May God comfort all of you and replace the grief you have now with happy memories. John and Carolyn Caldwell
Submitted by Carolyn Caldwell on Mar 29 2018 07:21:54 AM
We are praying for God’s strength and peace to be present with you during this time. I always loved hearing about your adventures with Clemson and all your fun. He was a great man who loved life. Wishing you God’s grace and peace. Remembering you in our prayers.
Roger and Renee Aiken
Submitted by Roger and Renee Aiken on Mar 29 2018 06:46:23 AM
So so saddened to hear of Chris's passing. I always loved chatting with him when he would pop in the shop! He always had a good story and good predictions on the future of Clemson football. Such a kind man to me. I will be praying for you and your family in the coming days. Love you! Judy Pless
Submitted by Judy Pless on Mar 29 2018 05:37:51 AM
Tanja, we were so saddened to hear of Chris's passing. He was such a character, and an outstanding craftsman. May the memories of happier times help you through the difficult days and weeks. ❤️
Submitted by Bob and Barb Martinez on Mar 29 2018 01:09:08 AM
Tanja,Kimberly and I just found out about Chris passing. I don't have enough words to explain how Chris impacted so many lives in a positive way. We will be praying for God to to comfort you Tanja and the whole family.
Submitted by David & Kimberly Medlin on Mar 28 2018 11:02:08 PM
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