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Mr. John Ned Nance

Obituary for Mr. John Ned Nance

December 3, 1948 - July 22, 2019
Almo, Kentucky | Age 70


Mr. John Ned Nance, age 70, of Almo, Kentucky, died on Monday, July 22, 2019 at the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House in Murray, Kentucky.
John Ned Nance Jr. "Skip" to all of us that knew him, and if you knew him you could never forget him. He was funny, entertaining, always quick with a story, an anecdote or an experience that would have you in tears in a matter of minutes. But Skipper wouldn't want us to shed tears unless they were tears of joy. He was like that. Jovial and mischievous, always up for a good prank on ANYBODY with that twinkle in his eye that you were about to get bit by the Skipper's humor. In short, Skip loved life! He loved his family which included some VERY old cars. Working on an old car was his real passion. He did it with love, and he loved his wife Mary Ellen. They had some wonderful times together traveling the countryside on whatever quest had Skips attention at the time and of course going to, 'THE BOAT'1. Yes, Skip loved life and lived it to the fullest and best of his ability.
His parents preceded him in death, but he had a very special bond with them, and he will be joining them now. Ned and Maurelle can rejoice that their Skip has joined them. Those of us left behind can only smile and remember the happy go lucky guy known as Skip Nance. In addition to his wife survivors include one step-daughter, Shannon Crawford and husband Eric of Murray, Kentucky; one step-son, Todd Contri and wife Tammy of Murray, Kentucky; one sister, Frances Howard of Old Hickory, Kentucky; two step-grandchildren, Madison Contri and Claire Contri both of Bowling Green, Kentucky; as well as many special cousins.
The way Skip could spin a yarn was a gift that only a few possess. Each of us has a Skip story and every time we think of it a smile crosses our face. So, even though SKIP has left our midst, he will linger in our hearts and minds forever and we are all blest for having known a guy named SKIP!
A celebration of life will be held from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at the Big Apple Café in Murray, Kentucky.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House, 803 Poplar Street, Murray, Kentucky 42071 or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105-9959.
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