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Leamon Glenn Lorance, 86
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Leamon Glenn Lorance, 86, of Franklin, Ind., passed away Thursday, April 11, at Johnson Memorial Hospital surrounded by family.

He was born Dec. 28, 1932 in Warren County, the first son of Ira Eugene and Nellie Florence (Summers) Lorance. He was preceded in death by brother John Robert Lorance.

He graduated from Morrison High School in 1951. As a young man and son of a farmer, he followed the wheat harvest from Texas north to several western states. His love of adventure, travel, and the West continued into his retirement years.

On May 20, 1955, he married the love of his life, Joyce Sparkmon Lorance, who survives. He was a loving and generous father of four children, Diana Hendricks, Melinda Lorance, Michael (Sherry) Lorance of Franklin, and Barbara (John) Buslawski, of Austin, Texas, who also survive. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are cousins Thelma Craig, Gladys Maynard, Barbara Orrick O’Neal, Richard Summers, Russell Summers, Michael Lyman Lorance, and lifelong friend Nancy Ware.  

He was preceded in death by son in law Wesley Hendricks, and lifelong friend Charles Ware of McMinnville. 

He was an intelligent man of many talents. He held various jobs in the beginning of his adult life, including the Chrysler Corporation and U.S. Post Office in Indianapolis. But he found his joy as a small business owner of the J&L Interstate Shell in Franklin, Ind., which they owned and operated for 30 years. He was a gregarious man who loved being his own boss and enjoyed the interaction with the diverse travelers he met.

He was a lifetime man of faith and displayed it with his generous time and donations to his church and other volunteer groups including the Red Cross, Campers on Mission, and Habitat for Humanity.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Flinn and Maguire Funeral Home, 2898 N. Morton St., (U.S. 31 North) in Franklin, Ind., 46131.  The family will receive guests Saturday, April 13 from 1 to 5 p.m. and the service will be Monday, April 15, at 1 p.m. at the funeral home followed by burial at Second Mount Pleasant Cemetery, N. 800 E, Needham, Ind. Memorial contributions may be made to the Indiana Campers on Mission, 4348 Bristol Drive, Vincennes, Ind., 47591.

Condolences may be sent www.flinnmaguire.net.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) April 12, 2019