Grant ìBuckî Pace, 87, of Hendersonville, went home to Heaven, Saturday, June 7, 2014.
Mr. Pace was a native of Henderson County and a son of the late Grant and Lela Marshall Pace. He is also preceded in death by two brothers and four sisters.
He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was stationed in Jacksonville Fl, Patrol Squad 16 AAMC/3 as a Hellcat aircraft mechanic. Buck was a member of Bethel Wesleyan Church and a member of the American Legion Hubert Smith Post # 77. He loved camping and was an avid hunter and fisherman. Mr. Pace was a lifetime and founding member of the Blue Ridge Fire and Rescue.
Surviving is his wife of 67 years, Louise Floyd Pace; daughter, Diane Pace and her husband, Jerry of Saluda; grandchildren, Todd Pace and his wife Lynn of Kernersville, and Bradley Pace and his wife Tracy of Saluda; great-grandchildren, Madeline Pace of Kernersville, and Morgan Pace of Saluda; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Rev. Tim Clark will officiate. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Those desiring can make memorial contributions to: Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Attn. Donor Services, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309.