Smartt Station resident and Warren County native Lee Earl Lorance, 93, was born Feb. 29, 1928 and died Sept. 20 at his residence following an extended illness.
A retired machinist from Standard Auto Parts, avid dirt track race car driver, and member of Upper Cumberland Racer Hall of Fame, he was the son of the late Joseph Calvin and Flossie Underwood Lorance. He was married on April 9, 1949 to Claudine Walker, who preceded him in death. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by daughter Brenda Faye Simmons, granddaughter Ashley Simmons, brother Dorse Lorance, and grandson-in-law Tommy Stiles.
Mr. Lorance is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Barbara Lorance of McMinnville, three grandchildren Christie Stiles (Philip Turner), Lori (Chris) Snow, and Lucian Simmons, all of McMinnville, and four great-grandchildren, Adry Snow, Aryn Snow, Kathryn Stiles, and Caroline Stiles.
Graveside inurnment will be held Saturday, Sept. 25, at 1 p.m. at Gardens of Memory Cemetery with Johnny Newby officiating. No service or visitation will be held at High’s. Friends and family will meet at the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice. The family would like to give a special thank you to Avalon Hospice. Online condolences may be made at www.highfuneralhome.com.
High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) Sept. 24, 2022