Thomas McKinley Nance

Born: Sat., Sep. 26, 1942
Died: Thu., Sep. 10, 2009

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Thomas McKinley “Pete” Nance, age 66, of Greensboro, Georgia died Thursday, September 10, 2009 at St. Joseph’s Hospital of Atlanta. Born in Carroll County on September 26, 1942, he was the son of the late Joseph McKinley Nance and Cynthia June Godfrey Nance. He graduated from Brown High School in Atlanta, GA. He was the Executive Vice-President of GC Services. In 1993, he and longtime friend, R.T. Cardwell, formed their own financial services company, Financial Asset Management Systems (FAMS), where Pete served as CEO. In 2005 he and his wife, Nancy, sold the company and soon relocated to Greensboro where they enjoyed their new life of “underemployment.” His kind heart and charitable works touched the lives of everyone he encountered. For his children and grandchildren, Pete modeled a life of integrity, respect, and responsibility, teaching them the value of family, faith and education. Pete had an adventurous spirit and an insatiable appetite for travelling the world, spending time outdoors, racing his thoroughbred horses, and practicing conservation through timber farming. Above all, Pete loved his grandchildren beyond words. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Greensboro. He was preceded in death by seven siblings, Richard Carnell Nance, Betty Glosson, Cynthia Lee Rodriquez, Beverly June Nance, Toni Owen, and John Allen Nance. In addition to his loving wife, Nancy Young Nance of Greensboro, GA, he is survived by six children: Sharon Nance White and husband Dennis of McDonough, GA; Kathie Nance Askey and husband Carl of McDonough, GA; Summer Elizabeth Key and husband William of Millers Creek, NC; Christina Nance of Atlanta, GA; and Tracey Nance Pendley and husband Andy of Chicago, IL; and Richard McKinley Nance and wife Polly of Atlanta, GA. Pete will also be missed by eight grandchildren: Matthew White, Megan White, William White, Taylor Upole, Kylie Upole, Ashlynn Skerbinc, Andrew Key and Rush Nance; and by numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2009 at 4:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Greensboro with Rev. Richard Chewning officiating. Interment will follow at Greenview Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. until time for the service at the First United Methodist Church Family Life Center. The family requests that any memorials be made to Saint Joseph’s Mercy Foundation, 5673 Peachtree-Dunwoody Road NE, Suite 650, Atlanta, GA 30312 or the Greene County Food Pantry, 519 Morningside Drive, Greensboro, GA 30642. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Swansie & Charles
   Posted Fri September 11, 2009
Dear Nancy and family. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We hope you can be comforted by the many things Pete did to help others. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Swansie & Charles

Ken and Kathie Morrison
   Posted Fri September 11, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family through this sad and difficult time. Pete was truly a wonderful person who will be sadly missed by all who were blessed to have known him. With heartfelt sympathy. Love Ken and Kathie Morrison

Laurie Pritchett
   Posted Fri September 11, 2009
Dear Nancy, I am so shocked and saddened by Pete's passing. Pete was so strong in character and genuinely warm at the same time, he seemed invincible. Nancy I enjoyed the times I spent with you and Pete because you are both so real and tied to your family and each other. I am so sorry for the pain you must be in. I am thinking of you and your family. love, Laurie Pritchett

Brian Greenberg
   Posted Fri September 11, 2009
Dear Nancy and friends -- I am so sorry to hear about Pete's passing. I have enjoyed so many conversations with Pete over the years, and always think fondly of the time that we worked closely together when advising Pete and RT on the sale of their business, FAMS. Always a gentleman, I will miss him greatly, as will so many others in the collection industry. Sincerely, Brian Greenberg

geoffrey & sharon ognall
   Posted Fri September 11, 2009
Pete was a charming, warm thoughful friend and wonderful business colleague. Our hearts reach out to Nancy and all the family. He will be deeply missed.

Annie Bell
   Posted Fri September 11, 2009
Pete was a great man.

Roland and Laurie Pritchett
   Posted Fri September 11, 2009
Dear Nancy and Family, Laurie and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. We will always think of Pete's legacy and his foresight to plan and care for your family. Our prayers are with all of you. Sincerely, Roland and Laurie Pritchett

Rebecca Steirnuck
   Posted Fri September 11, 2009
Christina, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My heart truly hurts for you. Your strength and faith in God will continue to get you through this, as it has these last few weeks. I am here for you! God Bless you and your family.

Bob Odegard
   Posted Fri September 11, 2009
My heartfelt condolences....

Eric & Peyton Ulrich
   Posted Fri September 11, 2009
Praying for you all.

The Brand Family
   Posted Fri September 11, 2009
We are saddened to learn of the passing of Uncle Pete, but rejoice in his Homecoming. He is now in the precious hands of our Lord Jesus Christ and forever at peace. We send love and support to our loved ones in Georgia.

Sonya and Lance
   Posted Sat September 12, 2009
Dear Aunt Nancy and family, We are so sorry for the loss of Uncle Pete. He was a great man. We are keeping everyone in our thoughts and prayers... Love, Sonya and Lance

Rich Hroma
   Posted Sat September 12, 2009
Pete played a large role in my life, as he did with many others and he will be missed. He was a positive role model with honesty and integrity. My thoughts and prayers will be with you in your hour of grief.

David GIdeon
   Posted Sat September 12, 2009
"Uncle Pete" was the type of man that we should all strive to be: Kind, Caring, Loving, Loyal, and Generous. These are the things that he has displayed, to all that have come in contact with him, as the way a true MAN (and more importantly, human beings) should live their lives. He will never be forgotten for his touch has been felt far beyond his family. My heart and my prayers go out to the family. This world has lost one of its great men. We will see you again "Uncle Pete."

Marc Cross
   Posted Sat September 12, 2009
Dearest Nancy and family, I so enjoyed getting to know you and Pete over the past year of working with you on your Florida home. Pete was such a warm, generous, gentle man who enriched the lives of his family and all those fortunate enough to have had him touch their lives. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I will miss him. Marc

Christopher and Meg Ford
   Posted Sat September 12, 2009
Our deepest sympathies to our extended family in the loss of Uncle Pete.

John Moore
   Posted Sat September 12, 2009
Dear Nancy and Family, Even though while I cared for Pete our conversations were one-way, through you I feel as if he spoke to me also. God Bless

Sharon White
   Posted Mon September 14, 2009
Dad, I miss you so much! I will always love you and remember all of the blessings you bestowed upon this family. You are now praising our wonderful Lord! It doesn't get any better then that. My heart is broken! Thank You for being a wonderful example for my children and our whole family...

judy quick
   Posted Wed September 16, 2009
I can not even put in to words the shock and heartbreak I feel over the loss of Pete. Your family has been such a source of joy and I wanted you to know how truly sorry I am that you are suffering at this time. What awesome memories you do have and I am grateful I could be a part of it. Sincerest symphathy as you remain in my thoughts ... Judy Quick