Bennie Lance III

Obituary of Bennie Lance III

Bennie Lance III, (74) of Tampa, Florida passed away on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at The James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa, FL.


Bennie honorably served in the US Navy and the Vietnam War (1967/68). He enjoyed fast cars, collecting a variety of things including coins, watches, clocks, knives, guns, and Coca-Cola memorabilia. Bennie loved  University of Florida Gators football, and his close friends and family.


He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law: Bennie Lance IV and Katheryn Lance of Tampa, FL, his daughter: Neva Dawn Gross of Danville, VT, his step-daughters: Patricia Moreno and Lori Parsell, his grand-children: Christian Oliver, Benjamin Lance, Shawn Freeland, and Kyle Freeland. 


Bennie was preceded in death by his parents: Bennie Lance Jr. and Edna Ollie Lance, his ex-wife: Norma Lance.


The family would like to give a special thank you to his long-time friend, Dennis Davis. Thank you for your friendship and support of our father. 


A memorial will be held at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL at a date to be determined.


To honor our father, in lieu of flowers, please consider sending any donations in his name to The James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa, FL by going to:



To mail a check:

James A. Haley Veterans Hospital

Attn: Voluntary Services

13000 Bruce B Downs Blvd

Tampa, FL 33612


Support your local Veterans Associations (VFW, American Legion) and report any abuse/intent to defraud your veteran family to the Veterans Crisis Line (800)273-8255.


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We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services