PARIS WEST – Vance Ralph Bacon, 91, died on September 25, 2021 from non-Hodgkin lymphoma at Clover Health Care in Auburn. Vance was born in western Paris, in March 1930, to Ralph Albert and Rena Vivian Swan Bacon. He graduated from the LycÃ©e de l’Ouest de Paris in 1949 and lived most of his life in his hometown. On May 28, 1955, he married Constance Laura Walton and they were husband and wife for 52 years, until his death in 2007. He held various jobs during his life including with Packard Oil, Cushman Bakeries, Bell Mineral Corporation, West Paris Oil Company, JP Cullinan Oil, Encon Oil, Dead River Company and retired after working for Ketner Pharmacy. Vance was very active in his community. He was a member and officer of the western Paris fire department for more than 40 years, member and responder of the Tri-Town Ambulance and Emergency Rescue Service for 20 years, was part of the search and rescue team of Tri -Town, member of the Wayside Cemetery Association. , president of the committee of the troops of the troop of scouts of the west of Paris number 132, administrator and member of the Universalist Church of the West of Paris, member of the Historical Society of the West of Paris and member of long date of the West Paris Hunters Club. Vance enjoyed spending the summer vacation camping with friends and family, and November hunting the elusive white tail. One of his best stories involved him hunting a 300-pound black bear that he said took turns hunting him! He was featured in Channel 6’s âBill Green’s Maineâ and was a character in a book called âThe Legends of Gray Ghostâ. Vance is survived by her daughter, Kathleen Bessette and her husband Bob of Fairfax, Vermont; sons, Kenneth and his wife Cheryl of Otisfield, grandchildren, Emily Wills and her husband Justin, Marc and his wife Brittany and Timothy and his wife Katie; great-grandchildren, Cassidy, Colby, Grayson, (and soon to be born) Maeve, all of Fairfax, Vermont; brother-in-law, Anthony Albert of Lewiston and special friends, Linda Chandler, Milt Inman and Clyde Knights. Vance was predeceased by his parents, older younger brother, Leighton Albert, and Vance’s wife, Connie. Due to the increase in Covid cases, all services are private and by invitation only. The service will be held on Saturday, October 9 at 1 p.m. at the Oxford Hills Funeral Home at 1037 Main Street, Oxford. Funeral service to follow at Wayside Cemetery, Main Street, Paris Ouest. For those who cannot attend the service, the service will be streamed live on Vance’s obituary page. Masks and social distancing are required of both. Arrangements are made by the Oxford Hills Funeral Service. To express your condolences online, please visit http: //www.chandlerfunerals.comIn In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Vance’s name to the West Paris Fire Department Association25 Kingsbury StreetWest Paris, ME 04289 or to the West Paris Historical Society c / o Elaine Emery PO Box 231 West Paris, ME 04289.