Born in Akron, he was the son of Walter and Amy Nance.
Mr. Nance was a retired mold maker for LTD.
He was an emergency medical technician for the Deerfield Volunteer Fire Department and was active in the Deerfield Hot Stove League for many years.
Survivors include his wife, Ruby; sons, Mike Curtis, Vernon II and Jay; daughter, Stacy (Matthew) Miller; and two grandchildren.
Calling hours will be held from 5 p.m. until services at 7 p.m. Thursday at Farley Funeral Home, 131 N. Canton Road in Akron. Pastor Jody Hill will officiate. Burial will be held at a later date.