Vance Robinson Paschal, age 99, of Bullhead City Arizona, passed away on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at Western Arizona Regional Medical Center.
He was born on February 20, 1916 in Luray, Kansas the son of Clyde and Blanche Paschal. Raised on a farm, Vance graduated in 1934 from Luray High School. Vance eventually moved to Los Angeles where he worked for the Douglas Aircraft Company for over 25 years as Assistant Production Manager of A-4-A/B Attack Aircraft. At his retirement he was the Manager of Military Contracts, Scheduler and Change Control. He was married to Mildred Paschal in 1941 and for the next 68 years they were inseparable. He was an avid softball player, playing for the Douglas Aircraft Company fast-pitch softball team for most of his career. In addition he loved to work on old cars and fully restored a 1940 Ford Coup. After retirement Vance and Mildred moved to Bullhead City, AZ where he spent his time camping, hunting, fishing and enjoying his friends and family.
Vance was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred; son, Michael; parents, Clyde and Blanche Paschal; his sisters Yvonne, Irene and Wilmetta and his brother Dwight.
Vance is survived by his step-son, LeMoyne (Connie) Truesdell; brother, Darrel Paschal; daughter-in-law, Marsha Paschal; grandchildren, Julie Truesdell, James (Sharon) Truesdell, and Jeffery (Lisa) Truesdell, Mark Paschal - Michelle (Jason) Harmon; great-grandchildren, Steven and David Truesdell.
A special thanks to his caregiver, Vearsa Stevens, Dr. Malik, all the nurses and support personnel
at Western Arizona Regional Medical Center in Bullhead City.
A graveside memorial service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at the Vincent Cemetery North of Luray, Kansas with Pastor Les Rye officiating. Cremation has preceded the memorial service. There will be no visitation or gathering before the graveside memorial service. Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell, Kansas is in charge of the memorial service.
Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to St. Vincent De Paul, 780 Marina Blvd., Bullhead City, Ariz. 86442.