Howard Wayne Lance

February 25, 1939February 27, 2018

Howard Wayne Lance

Howard, age 79, of Denison, Texas passed away on Tuesday February 27, 2018. Howard was born Saturday February 25, 1939 in Denison, Texas to Ida Pearl Lance and William Oscar Lance.

Howard is survived by his wife, Doris Marie Lance; son David Wayne Lance; and daughter Sharon Denise Lance; brother Lloyd Lance & wife Mary.

Howard was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and one brother.

A visitation will be held Wednesday, February 28, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM at Bratcher Funeral Home, Denison, Texas.

A graveside service will occur Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 1:00 PM at Oakridge Cemetery, Denison, Texas. Pastor Sam Garrett will officiate.

Howard had a love for animals and was always willing to rescue one and take care of them. Howard drove a fork lift for Safeway for 39 years before retiring. He was a western movie fan through and through and especially for the "Duke", John Wayne. Howard also collected writing pens and ball caps from everywhere he went or visited and occasionally that rare pocket knife would find its way back home with him as well.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Lance family.


  • William Oscar Lance, Father
  • Ida Pearl Lance, Mother
  • Doris Marie Lance, Wife
  • David Wayne Lance, Son
  • Sharon Denise Lance, Daughter
  • Lloyd Lance & wife Mary, Brother
  • Preceded in death by three sisters and one brother.


  • Visitation Wednesday, February 28, 2018
  • Graveside Service Thursday, March 1, 2018

Howard Wayne Lance

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Debbie Fairchild

March 1, 2018

David and Sharon,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Bill and Rita Fairchild
Becky and Debbie

Jeanette Shires

February 28, 2018

I went to high school with Howard but wasn't one of his close friends. In later years I started to attend Oak Ridge Baptist Church and so did he. He would run into old high school friends occasionally and he would always ask me if I remembered ole so and so. We had some good talks about these ole classmates and relived some of our younger days.

Deanna Peoples

February 28, 2018

When my daughter Mari was three Howard and Doris were here for a visit. Howard was sitting in a recliner stretched out and comfortable. Mari crawled up in the chair and sat on his lap. Howard was so tender and loving toward her it touched my heart. A sweet, special memory I will never forget!!