Mr. Donald Ray Lance, age 79, of Rome, GA, passed away on Sunday, June 16, 2024, at his residence.

                Mr. Lance was born in Rome, GA, on January 20, 1945, son of the late Kimsey Lance and the late Martha Swinford Lance. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Mrs. Dora E.  Pyles Lance, his brother, Robert Lance, and a great grandson, Gavin Amos. Donald was a member of Pisgah Baptist Church. He loved fishing and truck driving, but not as much as he loved his family.

                Survivors include his children, Angela Amos (Buford), Doug Lance, Rodney Lance (Angela), and Michael Lance (Lisa); his grandsons, Adam Lance, Jake Lance, and Dusty Amos; his granddaughters, Holly Amos, Krissy Watkins, Lacey Merritt, Jessica Hooper, Hope Lance, Madison Boaz, Kayla Terry, and Kayce Camp; his great grandsons, Hadden McNabb, Noah McNabb, Mason McNabb, Ethan Hooper, Emmett Camp, Ryker Watkins, Elijah Merritt, and Braxton Amos; his great granddaughters, Lillie Hooper, Callie Blake Boaz, Kamryn Castel, Kaesyn Castel,  JoAnna Lance, Addyson Landrum, Millie Kate Camp, and Savannah Amos; his siblings, Linda Crane Newton, Ruben Lance (Evelyn), Leon Lance, and David Lance; numerous nieces and nephews.

                Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, June 21, 2024, in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, Oaknoll Chapel, with Pastor Jerry Dudley officiating. Interment will follow in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens with his grandsons and great grandsons serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 1:00pm until the hour of service on Friday, June 21, 2024, at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, Oaknoll Chapel.

                The family would like to thank Floyd Heyman Hospice Care for their compassion and care for Mr. Lance.

                Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, Oaknoll Chapel, is honored to serve the family of Mr. Donald Ray Lance.