ORLANDO, Fla. — David Ray Vance, 34, of Orlando, Fla., passed away Saturday, April 5, 2014, as a result of an automobile accident. He was born Oct. 7, 1979, in Mount Vernon, Ohio. He graduated from East Knox High School in 1997.
David worked as a restaurant cook for 20 years. He started at the Village Inn in Gambier then the Parkside Restaurant in Mount Vernon. He moved to Orlando and was employed at Red Lobster where he was working towards securing a manager position.
He was an enthusiast of all sports and like his grandfather was a super fan of the Browns, Indians and Buckeyes. He also loved his dogs.
He is survived by his mother, Carol (David) Hull of Howard; his girlfriend, Taylor Udud of Orlando; two uncles, William (Adrianne) Underwood of Chicago, and Robert Underwood of Mount Vernon; an aunt, Ruth Ann (Loren) Burway of Bradenton, Fla.; and their children. He also has step-siblings, Angie Dupuy of Mount Vernon; Tonia Fann of Tennessee; Jason Vance of Marietta; and Reyna Hull of Cincinnati.
He was preceded in death by his father, Glenn Roger Vance; step-sibling, Roger Lee Vance; aunt, Judy Underwood; and grandparents, Charles and Pauline Underwood.
Friends may call Monday from 5-7 p.m., at Dilley-Lasater Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, where funeral services will follow calling hours at 7 p.m. Family will observe a private burial.
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