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Tom "Coach" Nance

April 2, 1944 ~ June 25, 2022 (age 78)

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Thomas Eugene Nance of Jersey Village, TX passed away on June 25, 2022, at the age of 78. Tom was born in Houston, Texas on April 2, 1944, to Faye and Vaudie Nance. He is a member of Champion Forest Baptist Church – Jersey Village.

 

Tom graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School - Houston in 1962 and received his BS from The University of Houston in 1966. He was an enthusiastic baseball player at an early age which cultivated his interest to become a coach of basketball and baseball. Tom was an educator, mentor, and coach to many of his students who kept in touch with him years after their graduation. For several years he coached and played in the Houston Senior Baseball Association for men over 40 years of age where he earned two World Series National Title rings. He had the opportunity to serve as a warm-up pitcher for The Houston Astros. His hobbies included restoring antique classic cars (Thunderbird was one of his favorites) as well as refurbishing tennis racquets, bicycles, and fancy belt buckles which he occasionally sold on eBay or offered as a gift to anyone who showed any interest. Tom had jobs in pharmaceutical sales and home healthcare until he returned to his passion of coaching. Tom enjoyed outdoor activities like hiking, camping, taking daily walks in his neighborhood, and most special of all he enjoyed the solitude of his backyard and outdoor swing.

 

Tom is lovingly survived by his wife of 42 years, Ann Nance; son Gary Nance; daughter Michelle (Shelly) Hoffman and her husband, Joe; stepson, Todd Davis and his wife, Wendy; stepdaughter Tracy Davis; grandson, Stone Davis; granddaughters, Katie and Isabel Davis. Tom is also survived by his sisters, Pat Barfield and husband David; Gloria Erskine and husband Gordon; Debbie Logue and husband Doug; along with nieces, nephews, and a long list of special friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Faye and Vaudie Nance and stepson, Jeffrey McCormack.

 

There will be a Celebration of Life in honor of Tom on Friday, July 15, 2022. Visitation will begin at 1:30 p.m. followed by the Service at 2:00 p.m. officiated by Pastor George P. Moore at Champion Forest Baptist Church - Jersey Village, 16518 Jersey Dr, Jersey Village, TX 77040.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
July 15, 2022

1:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Champion Forest Baptist Church Jersey Village
16518 Jersey Drive
Jersey Village, TX 77040

Celebration of Life Memorial Service
Friday
July 15, 2022

2:00 PM
Champion Forest Baptist Church Jersey Village
16518 Jersey Drive
Jersey Village, TX 77040

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