Obituary of John Henry Vallance
John Henry Vallance, 75, passed away Monday, February 5, 2022.
Graveside Service: 2 p.m. Monday, February 14, 2022 at Laurel Land Memorial Park, 7100 Crowley Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76134.
John was born on August 9, 1946, in Everman, Texas to Ruby and Marvin Vallance. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. John graduated from Trimble Tech High School and Tarrant County Junior College, where he graduated with an Associate Degree in Automotive Mechanics, and later taught Automotive Mechancis. After High School John enlisted in the Navy during the Vietnam War. While home from boot camp, he married his wife, Sandra Kay Ketchum on May 12, 1967. They were married for 54 years. While they were stationed in Germany, they gave birth to their two children, before returning home to Fort Worth. He worked for the City of Fort Worth Equipment Services for 22 years and was promoted to a coordinator position after a time., but his favorite position was being a fire truck mechanic.
John was an active member of HIghland Church of Christ, where he attended with his wife for many years. John enjoyed gardening, woodworking, and his aquarium. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
John was proceded in death by his parents; brothers. Dan Vallance, and M.C. Vallance; and sister, Wanda Holden.
John leaves to cherish his precious memories his beloved wife of 54 years, Sandra "Sandy" Vallance, of Fort Worth; daughter, Angela Cooper and husband Jim, of Terrell; son, John Westley Vallance and wife Donna, of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Emily Lynn Cooper, Donald Reece Cooper, Isabella Kay Vallance, and Andrew Westley Vallance; sisters, Dorothy Axline and Jo Upchurch; many nieces and nephews, and other loving family and dear friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA).