We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Boyd Location
On July 21 2022, Charles D Cody Lamance a loving father of 3 daughters passed away at the age of 78.
Cody was born Oct 12, 1943 in Tempe Az. To Charles James Lamance and Alice Bell Griffith.
Cody spent most of his younger years between Tempe and Grants. When he turned 13, he made the move to TX. and lived primarily with his Dad while attending Boyd, schools.
As a young man Cody learned how to live a very simple life and worked with his Dad growing up. When he got time away from his Dad, he was known to be just a little bit rowdy from time to time. As a teenager, he spent a lot of time in the middle of town hanging out with friends. He told stories of street racing, beer drinking, chasing girls, and old fashion fighting. He shared a story that shows just how hard headed he was. He wanted to go Skating but he did not have a way to get there. He decided that he would ride his bicycle even though he knew he was not allowed to do that, he would never get caught. What a great idea until he fell and broke his arm and had to ride the bike back home and explain what he did. He could not remember the punishment but he said it didn’t compare to the summer spent in the cast.
When he was 20, he met Joyce Gill at the Eagle Drive Inn concession stand. It must have gone well as the story goes each of them were on a blind date, they ended up together and their dates ended up together. On 12/3/1963, they decided to give marriage a try. Cody had many talents and skills over his adult life, he was a welder, mechanic, Forklift Operator, masonry and a master at Southern Engineering. Cody was a master at making things work. It didn’t matter what it was he could figure out how to reengineer it, even if it wasn’t broken.
Cody had many passions; his dogs are probably the most important to him. He spent a ton of time with them and they love him as much as he loves them. He was an avid fisherman especially if he was catching yellow cat. He was avid deer hunter although in his later years he really enjoyed watching them more than hunting them. He was an avid beer drinker; he loved his beer and he wouldn’t turn down liquor either. He loved having friends over for BBQ and a good game of high card poker. He even won a truck playing poker.
Cody was preceded in death by his father Charles James (Charlie), and his mother Alice.
Cody is survived by his 3 daughters Charlotte Lamance, Dianne & husband Kenny Whatley, Coty Laree Lamance and partner Donna Moralez, Annie Deringer, Brother Franklin Williams, 3 Grandchildren Jody Hungate, Cody Rogers, and Stoney Moralez, 9 Great grandkids, a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Graveside is 9:30 AM Monday at Garvin Cemetery.