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Vance Null, Sr.

September 5, 1935 — March 30, 2023

Vance Null, SR, 87, of Viola, Arkansas passed away on Thursday, March 30, 2023, after a car accident in Salem, Arkansas. Vance was born September 5, 1935, in Walnut, Mississippi to Samuel and Mae (Spencer) Null.

Vance was the youngest of eleven children.  Vance married the love of his life, Angelee (Wilson) Null in 1958.  They were married for forty years and raised four children together.  Vance lost her in 1998 to cancer.  Vance was a tool and die maker for Singer Furniture Company for over twenty years.  Vance had an abundance of friends at every stage of his life.  Building relationships and loving people was his greatest gift.  He was “Papaw Vance” to more than his own grandchildren.  Children seemed drawn to his kindness, laughter, and storytelling.  He loved to fish, hunt, and raise animals of all sorts.  He made a hushpuppy that would make you forget about the fried fish and a delicious pan of Mexican cornbread.  His hands were strong, his laugh was loud, and his love was one we will never forget.  Vance had a long, full, happy life and left us with so many cherished memories.  Vance was a loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, friend, and was of the Baptist faith.

Vance leaves to mourn his passing; two sons, Vance Null, JR of Williford, Arkansas and Bro. Jimmy Swinford (Patti) of Williford, Arkansas; two daughters, Sherrie Bufford (Dr. Phillip Bufford) of Gassville, Arkansas and Phyllis Pratt of Payneway, Arkansas; four grandchildren, Dr. Lonna Bufford, Leah Bufford, Jacob Bufford, and Trisha Gipson; two great grandchildren, Kaylan Wallace and Lydia Gipson; many other relatives and friends.  He is preceded in death by his wife, parents, four brothers, and six sisters.

Funeral services will be 2:00 PM, Monday, April 3, 2023, at Barker Funeral Home in Salem, Arkansas with Bro. John Hodges officiating.  Visitation will be 12-2, Monday, April 3, 2023, at Barker Funeral Home in Salem, Arkansas.  Interment will be 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, April 4, 2023, at Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery in Jonesboro, Arkansas.  Pallbearers will be Nick Gibson, Jacob Bufford, Josh Gipson, Danny Perryman, Darin Young, Mark Pratt, and T Ray Lejeune.  Memorials may be made to the Salem First Baptist Church Building Fund or AWANA in Salem, Arkansas.  Arrangements are under the direction of Barker Funeral Home, LLC in Salem, Arkansas. 


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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Monday, April 3, 2023

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Barker Funeral Home - Salem

Highway 62 West, Salem, AR 72576

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Funeral Service

Monday, April 3, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Barker Funeral Home - Salem

Highway 62 West, Salem, AR 72576

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Interment

Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

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