Michael Robert Pace, 60, of Naples, passed away early Saturday morning, May 17, 2014 after a lengthy illness, surrounded by his loving wife and daughters.
He was born on August 1, 1953 to the late Mitchell Pace of Hendersonville and Annie L. Fisher Walker of Rocky Mount. He was a wonderful and faithful husband and a devoted father. An avid gardener and outdoorsman, he spent several years on the coast of Maine, fishing, hunting, and enjoying the picturesque landscape near Acadia National Park before returning to his hometown of Hendersonville. He loved children, and was a bus driver and custodian in Henderson County for many years.
His brother, Kenneth Pace, his son-in-law, Gregory Day and his stepfather, Clarence Walker, also preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife of forty-two years, Gail, his two daughters, Christy Pace Day of Hendersonville and Denise Pace of Naples; his grandchildren, Ashley Day and Corey Day of Hendersonville; a sister, Deborah Wagner; a brother, Timothy Pace; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be at 2:00 pm Tuesday, May 20, 2014, in the Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 S. Allen road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.