Michael William Nance, 39, of Van Buren died Jan. 27, 2017, in Fort Smith. He was born May 22, 1977, in Searcy. He was an oil field worker and a member of First Church of God in Van Buren.

Family held memorial service was Jan. 31 at First Church of God in Van Buren. Cremation was under the direction of Lewis-Roberts Funeral Chapel in Fort Smith.

He is survived by his wife, Dana; a daughter, Brittany Nance of Van Buren; six sons, Nitka King of Fort Smith, Kenneth Harris of Muldrow and John Harris, Austin Hawkins and Cody and Austin Harris, all of Van Buren; mother, Kathy McGhee of Van Buren; brothers, Daniel, Amos and Make Nance Jr., all of Van Buren; and four grandchildren.