Bruce Elwood Vann

June 15, 1946 - February 12, 2022

06/15/1946 - 02/12/2022

Past Services

Thursday February 17, 2022
Highland Memorial Gardens
US 13 South, 109 Ward Road
Ahoskie, NC 27910
Thursday February 17, 2022
1:00 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions

FRANKLIN, VA – Bruce Elwood Vann, age 75, passed away on February 12, 2022, at Southampton Memorial Hospital in Franklin, VA.

Mr. Vann was born in Arlington, Virginia on June 15, 1946, a son the late Mills Elwood and Veronica Stankus Vann. Bruce was a civil engineer/project manager for Tidewater Construction Co, now LeHigh Hanson, Inc. When able, Bruce was an avid fisherman and enjoyed hunting. He enjoyed reading and doing crossword puzzles, and you could often hear him singing. Bruce was a dedicated NC State fan and enjoyed watching their games, but most of all, He loved his family and spending time with them, especially his grandson.

Left to cherish his memory is his devoted wife Cynthia Davenport Vann, his son, Bruce “Woody” Elwood Vann, Jr.; his grandson, Abel Wayne Vann of Franklin, VA; two sisters, Theresa Miyares and husband, Blas of Spartanburg, SC, and their children Lauren Miyares, Christina Miyares and Blas Miyares, III; and Pamela Davenport of Raleigh, NC, and her son Tommy Davenport; and a brother, Billy Vann of Raleigh, NC and his daughter, Veronica Ray.

A celebration of life service will be held on Thursday, February 17, 2022, at 1:00 pm at the Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC, with Rev. Anita Thompson, officiating.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Vann family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Mike and Delene Wilson
2 years ago

Cynthia, I am so sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing. Condolences to you and your family.

WAYNE SMITH, Burlington, North Carolina
2 years ago

I worked with Bruce when 1 was employed with Tidewater; I never asked him where he grew up (not like me)! I was born in Southampton County, Virginia and when I was two my parents moved to Northampton County, North Carolina. If my memory is correct, I worked with Bruce in West Point, Virginia and he told us about his wife scratching his truck in a parking tower in Richmond where she worked


Patricia Tillery Beasley
2 years ago

So sorry For your loss Billy

Thelbert Brown
2 years ago

Cynthia, I am very sorry for your loss. Growing up in Ahoskie, Bruce would play football with the neighborhood boys and we thought of him as a big brother. He was a gentle giant. My condolences to you and his family. Your classmate Thelbert.

Kay Blowe Edwards
2 years ago

My deepest sympathy to Bruce’s family. I have many fond memories of Bruce as we were classmates at Ahoskie High School, Class of 1964. May you be blessed with comfort and peace in the days ahead.