Vance Jefferies, age 72, of Springfield, formerly of Taylorville, passed away on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at his home with family by his side.
Vance was born on September 12, 1947 in Springfield, the son of Albert and Helen Hopson Jefferies.
He married Sheri Kennedy on June 10, 1967.
Vance is survived by son, Jeff (April) Jefferies; daughter, Andrea (David) Stockon; two brothers, Dale (Pam) Jefferies and Albert Jefferies, Jr.; two sisters, Rachel (David) Ferguson and Cherie (Frank) Hartley; three grandchildren, Steven Jefferies, Kristen (Michael) Olinger, and Zach Stockon; one great granddaughter, Zooey Jefferies; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Sheri; and his parents.
Vance retired from the Illinois State Police and the Taylorville Fire Department (volunteer) in 2007. MSgt. Vance Jefferies retired from Illinois Air National Guard in 2007.
He loved spending time with his family, loved the outdoors where he enjoyed deer hunting, fishing, mushroom hunting, and looking for arrowheads. Vance also enjoyed traveling.
Visitation for Vance will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 from 10:00 until 12:00 PM at Mott & Henning Funeral Home in Athens. Graveside services will follow at 12:30 PM at Farmers Point Cemetery near Petersburg.
Rev. Ken Gennicks and Ted Chapman will be officiating.
Mott & Henning Funeral Home is assisting the family. On-line condolences can be shared at www.mottandhenning.com.