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Kenneth Lance

December 24, 1936 — November 7, 2010

Kenneth Lance, 73, passed away Sunday, November 7, 2010.  Kenneth was born Dec. 24, 1936 in Tallahatchie, Mississippi to the late J.B. and Euvie Lance, and was raised in Pampa, Texas.  He married Bobbie Jean Porterfield Sept. 8, 1956.  Kenneth enlisted in the U. S. Army in 1956, and served as a medic in Korea.  He later went to flight school and served two tours of duty as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam.  He earned the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism, the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, and 49 air medals, while completing over 1325 combat missions.  He retired as a Chief 4 Warrant Officer Jan 31, 1980.
After retiring from the military, he became a school teacher at Peaster Middle School, and retired as Middle School Principal.
He and Bobbie attended North Side Baptist Church.  He enjoyed raising horses and cattle and participated in many wagon team trail rides.
He is preceded in death by his daughter Pamela Kay Lance.
Kenneth is survived by his wife Bobbie, sons Larry, Gary, Dan and Greg, 9 grandchildren, brother, Donald Brunson and sister Lenora Florance.
Services will be at North Side Baptist Church at 11 am Friday, November 12. Interment in Memory Gardens. Visitation will be at Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel from 6-8 pm, Thursday November 11.  Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.

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