Dr. David Torrence died on February 1, 2022, at his home in Meherrin, Virginia, at the age of 84. He is survived by his wife, JoAnn; his sons, Matthew Jameson Torrence and David, Jr. He is also survived by his brother, Timothy of San Antonia, Texas.
Born in Baltimore, MD, to parents, William and Mildred Torrence, he graduated from Towson State University with a B.S. in Secondary Education. Next, he earned a Masters and Doctorate from the Pennsylvania State University. His career ranged from teaching in public and private schools to positions in higher education at Wisconsin State University, Moravian College, and Tennessee Tech University. He ended his career as an instructional developer for an educational consortium of the elevator industry. During this time, he published many articles in professional journals.
David served his community as an elected member of the Attleboro (Massachusetts) school board. He was a master naturalist and found pleasure in photographing all the natural beauty on his farm.
Retirement allowed David to enjoy working on his farm, raising Nubian goats, hunting and fishing. Most of all, he loved writing. He completed and published two novels, three books of short stories, and two books of poetry.
Private services will be held at a later time. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is serving the family.