Vance Zacharia McGuire, 35

Vance Zacharia McGuire, 35, of Indianapolis, died unexpectedly in his sleep the night of December 17, 2020. He was born April 11, 1985 in Greensburg, Indiana. He was the son of Kimberly Jo McGuire England of New Point, Indiana and the son of Mike Lynch of Sandusky, Indiana. He attended North Decatur High School.

Vance is survived by: his Mother, Kimberly Jo McGuire England; Step Father, Brian England of New Point; Wife, Amanda Jo McGuire of Shelbyville, Indiana; Sister, Dianna Christine (Nicole) McGuire of Indianapolis; Brother, Jeremy James McGuire of Andersonville; Uncle, Jerry Frank (Lori) McGuire of Andersonville; Half-brothers, Roger Vance (Jena) Vinson, Jr. of Mississippi, Michael Delwin Vinson of Wyoming; Half-sister, Casey Lynn (Eric) Bryant of North Carolina; Nieces, Gianna and Erica; Nephews, Dylan, Jonathan, Peyton, and Ayden. Step-daughters, Kali, Julie and Deanna Newton of Shelbyville; many Cousins and extended family; and his Trusty, lovable canine friend, “Duke”.

In a short amount of space we will try to capture the love and gratitude for how this young man impacted our lives over the years and the things in life that he was most passionate about. He had a passionate love for cooking!  One of his signature dishes included homemade Alfredo sauce over a bed of pasta; and he was just as passionate about eating it. 

The joy he brought our lives was more than he could have ever possible imagines. The broken hearts that is now left behind seems unbearable to us.  We simply can’t imagine life without him, but, we can only imagine that glad reunion day when he entered the presence of Jesus and was reunited with his family that had gone before him. Whether it be love, laughter or tears we will hang on to the incredible memories until we see again some sweet day.

In closing, we would like to share a little something that he lived and believed. Two men were talking one day and one said to the other, “well, we only live once.” The other man replied, wrong! We only die once, we live every day!”  Sweet Vance, oh how you were loved and oh how we will miss you!

His ashes will be returned to a little country cemetery near his Grandma Shoemake-Harr where he longed to be.

A private family visitation for family was held at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home on December, December 23, 2020.  Burial will be at Union Baptist Cemetery, Greensburg, Indiana. Memorial contributions can be made to the So Others Can Survive, Wounded Warriors, or if you see someone needing a little hand up, do it in memory of Vance.  Online condolences can be made to the family at

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