Carson James Nance, 21

Carson James Nance was born on February 19, 1999 in Melbourne, Florida.

He is survived by his Father James Nance and Bonus Mom Laura Nance. Mother Jayma Knight and Bonus Dad Ricky Knight. Sister Piper Nance, brothers Jamie Knight, Robbie Anderson (Betsy). Grandparents Bill and Dorothy White, Nadine and the late Tony Folsom, Diane and the late Edward Pierce, and Mike and Shirley Summers. Aunts and Uncles Janet and Joe Knight, Danny and Tiffany Nance, Margaret Pierce and Ryan Summers. Cousins Anthony & Garrett Nance, Zoie and Will Snell, Deven and Michelle Knight, Arialla Knight and Nathan Summers.

Carson graduated in 2017 from McKeel Academy of Technology, attended Polk State College and was scheduled to begin the Polk State Police Academy in August of 2020. Carson was employed at Golf Etc. where he was a very valued employee. Carson had repeat customers and was requested quite often to do club repairs and fittings for customers. Carson also worked during his high school years at Lakeland Highlands Publix, where he was an outstanding employee.

Carson had a smile that would light up a room and a laugh that would fill a room. He was loud and fun and always looking for a good time. He was a loyal friend that would give you the shirt off his back. Carson was genuine to the core and had a heart of gold. He loved his music and loved to sing out loud, but if you knew him you know that he could not carry a tune in the bucket.

Carson had a passion for guns and knives and loved going out to shoot. He loved to go fishing. It did not matter if it was fresh water or salt water, he loved them both and was always ready to go. Carson’s love of golf started when his Grandpa White introduced him to the game right around the age of 3. He would have lived on the golf course if possible. He was a scratch golfer and played every chance he could. He would relive every shot, every hole of every game and was not afraid to share every detail to whoever would listen. Carson was extremely competitive in anything he did. It did not matter if it was a game, sport or bet on the golf course for fun, he hated to lose.

He had an extreme love relationship with Chick-Fil-A. They knew his order automatically did not matter if it was breakfast, lunch or dinner. They knew what he wanted. Always was a mini count or a chicken sandwich with no pickle, Sweet Tea with little ice and extra honey roasted BBQ sauce.

Carson was a member at Scott Lake Baptist Church and was baptized at 15 years old. He loved his youth group and learned a lot about growing up while he was there.

The service for Carson will be on August 3rd, 2020 at Scott Lake Baptist Church 5811 Scott Lake Road Lakeland 33813.
Visitation is from 10:00 A.M.-11:30 A.M., Service will be immediately following the visitation. Reception to follow at the Church. Dress attire: golf/fishing apparel, very casual

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Scott Lake Baptist youth program, there is a link on the church website for electronic donations or they can be mailed in Carson’s name.

Condolences may be sent to the family at Gentry-Morrison Funeral Homes.