Emery H. Clance


Emery H Clance, 72, devoted husband, father, son, brother, friend, colleague, avid golfer, and cyclist transitioned from his earthly life into the arms of Jesus at home surrounded by loved ones on November 19, 2021, after a valiant fight against pancreatic cancer.

Emery is survived by his wife, Jean, of 51 years; his brother, Dr. Keith Clance of Greensboro, NC; daughter and son-in-law Allison and Kevin Volpe of Garland, TX; son, Kenneth Clance of Jacksonville Beach, FL; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Kaye and Stan Stephens, Beth and Reggie Touchton, Jim Royal and Jan Clance; his aunt Judith Clance Lynch of Yulee, FL; his uncle, Ben Clance of Jacksonville, FL; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.  He was predeceased by his mother, Elizabeth Johnson, and father Ernest Edward Clance, Jr.

Emery was a wonderful human with a caring, loving spirit. He was born in Jacksonville, FL and graduated in 1967 from Ribault High School. Emery began his career in the industrial distribution industry in Jacksonville, FL in 1971. His career took him and his family to New Orleans, LA; Dallas, TX; Savannah, GA and back to Jacksonville, FL where he retired in 2014 after 42 years with Motion Industries.  He and Jean opened Tim’s Wine Market in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL where he shared his love for wine.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, December 18, 2021, at 11:00 am at Christ Episcopal Church in Ponte Vedra Beach, 700 San Juan Avenue, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Lustgarten Foundation, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Mayo Clinic, Christ Episcopal Church, or Community Hospice and Palliative Care. Please visit the online Tribute at www.quinn-shalz.com.