Roger Lance

Roger Eugene Lance

April 8, 1948 - October 4, 2018


Roger E. Lance, 70, of Largo, FL died peacefully surrounded by his family on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 at Bay Pines Veterans Hospital after a lengthy illness.

Roger was born April 8, 1948 in Wadsworth to the late John L. and Eleanor J. (Woods) Lance and married the former Patricia Ann Holcomb on May 4, 1973.  She survives.  He graduated from Norwayne High School in 1966 and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War from 1968 – 1970.  Roger retired from Morton Salt in Rittman after 37 years of service and had made his home in Sterling moving to Largo, FL 6 years ago.  He was a member the V.F.W., Wadsworth Moose and the K of P in Sterling and  enjoyed golfing, fishing, hunting, playing softball and bowling.  Roger  will be greatly missed.

Surviving are his wife, Patricia; children, Richard Lance, Christopher “Chuck” (Lyn) Lance of Nova and Leslie (Felicia Ferraez) Lance of Largo, FL; 6 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; his sister and brothers, Judy (Larry) Uhler of Creston, Joel (Jackie) Lance of Wooster and Greg (Pat) Lance of Burbank and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant daughter, Kimberly and a daughter-in-law, Ann Lance.

Services will be Sunday, Oct. 14that 2:00 p.m. at Murray Funeral Home in Creston with burial following in Sherwood Memorial Gardens.  Friends may call one hour prior to services on Sunday at the funeral home.  Tributes may be shared at

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Name: Edie McKenzie

So sorry for your loss. Heaven gained another angel. Prayers of strength and love for the family 


Name: Tracey Reber

So sorry for your loss. So many good memories.


Name: Amber Micka

My condolences to the family for your loss of Mr. Lance.   May God strengthen and comfort you with his promise of the resurrection.  Acts 24:15


Name: Janet Lee

My deepest sympathies to all in the family.  I had worked with Roger on the loading gang at Morton Salt and it was a great honor to have known Roger and working with him.



Name: Teresa Rhea Blackwell

Sorry to hear about the loss of you father Rich, Chuck and Leslie.
I remember meeting him when Dee and I  went to your parents house in Sterling.
May God be with all of you  your Mother and children.
You have our condolences.
Teresa,Jimi and Jamesa Blackwell.







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