Burl Lamar Nance

June 11, 1939January 17, 2022
Obituary of Burl Lamar Nance
On Monday, January 17, 2022, Mr. Burl Lamar Nance passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus at home with his wife of 63 years, Carolyn Bragg Nance, by his side. Burl was the first of nine children born to Ernie Lamar Nance and Dorothy Noah Nance of Whorton Bend. He was part of the 1957 graduating class of Emma Sansom High School. Following graduation, Burl married his sweetheart, Carolyn Bragg, on November 26, 1958. Burl began his working life with Brown’s Grocery, followed by a few years at the Gadsden Water Department. In 1964 he began work at the Goodyear Tire Company, where he retired in 1999 after 35 years of service. After his retirement, he spent 10 years as a Gadsden City Trolley and DART driver. After his salvation, Burl was a devoted follower of Christ who tirelessly and humbly served Malone Baptist Church and his community for the last 60 years of his life. He served as a deacon for 50 of those years. Aside from serving as a deacon, Burl was also the Sunday School Superintendent, led the church bus ministry, and helped organize the Happy Hearts Senior Adult ministry. When not working or serving in the church, Burl’s greatest enjoyment came from traveling the southeast supporting his grandchildren in all their endeavors. To honor Burl’s legacy of love for his savior, church, and his family we ask that each of you commit time to serve your church and community as he served his. The family would like to thank neighbor, friend, and retired paramedic Stan Clayton for his assistance to Carolyn in Burl’s final moments at home. We would also like to express our gratitude to Burl’s oncologist Dr. Kelly Godby and nurse Leticia Deramus at UAB. Mr. Nance was preceded in death by his parents Ernie and Dorothy Nance, sister Peggy Teal (Jim), brother Harold Nance, brother-in-law Eddie Wayne Campbell, and daughter-in-law Melisa Nance. He is survived by his wife of 63 years Carolyn; daughter Alicia Harris (Mark), son Keith Nance; daughter Lori Bobo (Joe); Grandchildren Jessica Thrower (Bryan), Lyndsey Burleson (Brian), Brett Harris (Emilie), Megan Wudarczyk (Blake), Haylee Burgess (Daniel), Kameron Nance, Halton Nance, Joshua Bobo (Hollie), Jacob Bobo (Jonah) Great grandchildren Jackson, Jon Mark, and Bethany Thrower, Berkley and Madelyn Harris, Barrett Burgess, and Grant Wudarczyk. Chosen grandchild Amy Naylor and chosen great grandchild Brody Naylor. Sisters Gwen Campbell, Margaret Wilkinson (Charles), Donna Howington (Mike) Brothers Clyde Nance (Peggy), Larry Nance (Charlotte), Kevin Nance (Suzanne), Survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and other family members. Visitation will be on Saturday January 22nd, 2022 at Morgan Funeral Home from 11-1, with funeral beginning at 1. Services to be conducted by Dr. David Carroll. Services will be livestreamed on the funeral home Facebook page. Pallbearers will be Joe Bobo, Brett Harris, Joshua Bobo, Kameron Nance, Jacob Bobo, and Halton Nance. Honorary Pallbearers: Burl’s fellow deacons at Malone Baptist Church. Flowers will be accepted or donations are welcome to St. Jude at or Malone Baptist Church 1117 Dwight Avenue, Gadsden, AL 35904.

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Saturday, January 22, 2022

Visitation in the CHAPEL

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Funeral Service in the CHAPEL

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Burial at Rainbow Memorial Gardens