Obituary of Edward Dance
Edward Lynn Dance of Frankfort, age 81, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 9, 2023, while in the comfort of his own home and with his loving family at his side. He was born in Walton, KY on April 29, 1942, to the late Dartha and Ernest Dance. After high school, he attended Eastern Kentucky University where he obtained a dual bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and History. Ed retired from the Kentucky State Police Crime Lab where he managed and worked for many years as a Forensic Scientist. He also worked for Sears part time for many years. Ed was a long-time member of the Rotary Club of Frankfort and a member of Buck Run Baptist Church. He was an diehard UK Wildcats fan and loved to watch their basketball and football games, as well as an avid Cincinnati Reds baseball fan. Ed enjoyed golfing with his friends, taking family vacations to Tennessee, and spending his time on the water by going boating and water skiing. Most of all, he loved to spend time with his family. Ed was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who’s calm and loyal presence will be deeply missed by those who knew him.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his grandson, Joshua Challis Fannin.
He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Susan Gerth Dance; children, Carla Dance Carroll (significant other Barry), Amy Dance Fannin (Brian), and Annette Lynn Dinsmore (Larry); beloved grandchildren, Emily Fannin Landis (Ted), Johnna Edith Eleanor Hockensmith, Sean Dance Fannin, William Scott Fannin, Emma Dance Roberts (Tera), and L. Graham Dinsmore; great-grandchildren, Naomi Landis, Joanna Landis, and Isaac Landis; as well as other friends and relatives who will cherish his memory.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM at Chambers and Grubbs Funeral Home, 45 N. Main St. Walton, KY 41094. The funeral service will begin at 12:00 PM, at the funeral home. Immediately following the service, Ed will be laid to rest at Hill Crest Cemetery in Dry Ridge, KY. Memorial donations can be made in his name to Buck Run Baptist Church at subsplash.com or to Bluegrass Care Navigators, bgcarenav.org/give.
Pallbearers will be Tera, Will, Sean, Larry, Graham, and Ted. Honorary pallbearers will be Scotty Harrod, Larry Goode, Larry Ayers, Bill Code, Barry Holbrook, and Richard Gerth.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Edward Dance, please visit Tribute Store
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