Vance Adam Northern
Mr. Northern was born Jan. 8, 1936, in Watauga County, a son of the late Austin Northern and Irene Bond Northern.
He was a retired tech sergeant from the United States Air Force.
Mr. Northern is survived by two sons, Mike Northern and wife, Molly, of Blowing Rock, N.C., and Scot Northern of North Liberty, Iowa; two grandsons, Austin and Ridge Northern of Blowing Rock, N.C.; one granddaughter, Georgia Northern of Blowing Rock, N.C.; two sisters, Barbara Clawson of Hudson, N.C., and Frances Northern of Boone, N.C.; and a number of nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Catherine Northern Day, and one brother, Fred Northern.
A memorial service to honor the life of Mr. Northern will be held this fall in his Pinellas Park, Fla., neighborhood.
In lieu of flowers or food, please make memorial donations to your local hospice chapter.