Vance Jackson Beaudreau, 80, of Bryan, Texas, passed away, September 1.
Vance was born February 6, 1933, to Ned and Thelma Beaudreau, in Big Spring, Texas, and raised in Corpus Christi. After graduating from Corpus Christi High School in 1950, he attended Southwest Texas State University, in San Marcos, where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry. Vance entered the United States Air Force in 1956. He attained the rank of First Lieutenant and was proud to have piloted an F-100a Tactical Fighter. After being honorably discharged from Service, Vance worked at many different jobs, including Chemist, Salesman, Lumberjack, Financial Advisor, and Paralegal.
Vance was active in several Churches as well as the Boy Scouts of America. Vance was a political activist and worked tirelessly to restore the Confederate States of America.
Vance was preceded in death by his parents and first wife, Janet. He is survived by his second wife, Faye Smith, his four sons and daughter, Kevin and wife Nikki, Scott and wife Angie, Jason and wife Tricia, Janae and husband Rory McClure, and David and wife Jennifer. Vance is also survived by his grandchildren Aaron, Jackson, Chloe, Austin, Ainsley, Jonas, Caitlin, Ashley, Hannah, Griffin, Sadie, Lochlyn, McCaden, Kyle, and Abigail. Vance also leaves behind his sister, Marilyn McCool and husband Jack, as well as several nephews, nieces, and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at Callaway-Jones Funeral Home in Bryan, Texas, at 1pm on Saturday, September 7, 2013. Memorials may be sent to a favorite charity or Hospice Brazos Valley.
Condolences may be left for the family at CallawayJones.com
To express our deep sympathy to you on the loss of your love one. We thank Vance for serving our county in the U.S. Air Force. Because of Vance & other young men & women we have our freedom in this great country. May God’s Speed With This Airman & His Family.cjo
Vance was a special one of a kind friend. He was a unique and talented man. Though we sometimes walked different ways, we never failed to chart and care about the path of the other. And when we next visited it was if it was yesterday. Boys and then men friends for ever in this world and the next.
I hope your family will find comfort in Jesus’ words:” Do not marvel at this, the hour is coming when all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.”(John 5:28,29) So for a little while, your love one will have to sleep in death, before they are awaken from the pangs of death.-John 11:11-44. May God continue to comfort and bless your family.-Isaiah 66:13.
I offer sincerest condolences on the death of a great friend. I owe Vance my success as a chiropractor. If he had not advocated for me, I would never have been able to finish my education. I will ever be in his debt. He was a zealous patriot who loved his family, his country and his God. I will sincerely miss him.