Garvin L. Pace Jr.

Published 5:24 pm Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Garvin L. Pace Jr., age 81, of Mill Spring, died Saturday, June 22, 2013, at Park Ridge Hospital in Fletcher.  A native of Buncombe County, he was the son of the late Garvin L. Pace Sr. and Lola Gibbs Pace.  Garvin was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and was a member of Beulah Baptist Church in Tryon and attended Gardner-Webb College and Bible Baptist College in Missouri. He was preceded in death by two great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Sue Pace; two daughters: Vicki Walton and Tom of Landrum and Lisa Ward and Robert of  Bonifay, Fla; one son, Jeff Pace of  Landrum; step-son, David Williams and Pam of Mill Spring; step-daughter, Shirley Greene and Robert of Ellenboro; twelve grandchildren; three sisters: Essy Gilbert, Aileen Wilson and Clarence, Patricia Rickman and Billy all of Mill Spring; two brothers: Forest Lee Pace and Doris of Mill Spring and Richard Pace of Travelers Rest, S.C.

A memorial service will be at Beulah Baptist Church in Polk County at 2 p.m., Sunday, June 30, 2013 with Dr. Joel Wright, Rev. John Godfrey and Rev. Todd Lawter officiating.

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A visitation will follow the service and military honors will be accorded by the Rutherford County Honor Guard.  Memorials may be made to Elizabeth House Hospice, 581 S. Allen Road Flat Rock, N.C. 28731 or to V.A. Wounded Warriors Project, 4200 Morganton Road Fayetteville,  N.C. 28314.

Online guest register at McMahan’s Funeral Home and Cremation Services is in charge of the arrangements.