Walter Etheridge Nance Jr.

August 2, 1933May 7, 2014

Walter Nance, 80, a child of God, passed over into Heaven on May 7, 2014. Born August 2, 1933, he was a son of the late Walter Etheridge, Sr. and Shirley Doyle Nance. He served in the Korean War and was a graduate of NC State University.

In addition to his parents, Walter is predeceased by his beloved wife Molly Barnes Nance and sisters Shirley Nance Sollars and Elizabeth “Betsy” Nance.

He is survived by his brother, Dr. Richard E. “Dick” Nance and wife Barbara; two daughters Kathryn “Kathy” Nance Boulden (Tim) and Melinda “Mindy” Nance Augusto (John); and two sons Walter E. “Ridge” Nance III and David Nance and wife Lori.

He is also survived by three grandsons; Charles T. “Chad” Boulden, Jr. and wife Charisse, David Boulden and Cody Nance; and great-grandson Lucas Boulden. He is also survived by many other loved family and friends.

Visitation will be held at Raleigh Memorial Park Mausoleum on Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 10:00–11:00 a.m. A private graveside service will be held following the visitation.

In lieu of flowers, donations in our Daddy’s memory may be made to: Hayes Barton Baptist Church TV Fund, 1800 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27608; Western Boulevard Presbyterian Church, 4900 Kaplan Drive, Raleigh NC 27606; or Hospice of Wake County, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607. Please write “In memory of Walter Nance Jr.” on the memo line of your check.

Arrangements on Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Saint Mary’s St., Raleigh.

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Ron Whitaker

May 10, 2014

Unk, We will miss you so much. Thank you for your humor on those wonderful beach vacations and Christmas gatherings. I really miss those times when we as a big family all got together. Ricky locking Uncle Dick in the outside shower and you offering to double his allowance if he didn't unlock the door. Ridge and David burying the dead fish outside the window of the beach cottage and your comments afterwards were priceless. You always put a smile on my face. Oh and how could I forget every time we came over you getting our ears with your rough face when we were kids. And also the time you and Uncle Dick came over at Christmas and put groceries in our cabinets and presents under our tree. Thank you for your ability to make us laugh and smile when times were tough. To Mindy, Ridge, David, Kathy, Uncle Dick and family we are so sorry for every ones loss. We love you all. Ron & Sue

Jane Randolph

May 9, 2014

Kathy, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. I am out of state or I would be there for you. God will give you the strength to get through this. Know I understand the pain you are in right now.

Jane Randolph

The Kinlaws

May 9, 2014


Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and yours. Be strong. Your mom and dad are together again in a better place. We're here if you need anything.

Robert Niesel

May 9, 2014

David, May God Bless and watch over the entire Nance Family. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Rob Niesel

May 9, 2014

Our heartfelt condolences to you, Kathy, and your family. We know how much you loved your daddy. Please know we care, are thinking about you, and love you. Betty, Bill, & Becky Moore

Jo and Tom Faircloth

May 8, 2014

Kathy, you and your family are in our prayers. He must have been a wonderful man for you to have loved and honored him so much.

Barry Burton

May 8, 2014

Mindy our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Love Barry, Wendy, Ewan, & Kendall

May 8, 2014

You and your family are in our prayers. He can be with your Mom again, just like you said he wanted. Please let us know if there is anything we can do.
We Love you,
Jennifer and Ron