Wallace H. "Shorty" Pace, 81, of Marshall, died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2004, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall. Rev. Jess Leeper will officiate. Pallbearers will be Ed Davis, Les Willard, Chad Walker, Elzie Napier, Garland F. McNulty and Bill Pace. Honorary pallbearers will be Dave Raines, Ken Randolph and Larry Farris. Visitation will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Burial with graveside military rites will be in Lexington Memory Gardens in Lexington. Memorials are suggested to Lexington Assembly of God Church or Fitzgibbon-Mary Montgomery Hospice.
Born July 14, 1923, in Blue Lick, he was the son of the late Thomas Emmett Pace and Mary Ida Wolford Pace. He married Rheta Marie Heath, who preceded him in death March 3, 1999. He had lived in Marshall most of his life and was owner and operator of Pace Auto Sales. He was in the car business for over 60 years and was a former race car driver. He was a member of Lexington Assembly of God Church and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Survivors include two stepdaughters, Vickie Lott of San Antonio, Texas, and Jacquline Asher of Lawson; three stepgrandchildren, Amber Haynes, Janell Lott and Kerre Allen; companion Earleene McNulty of Marshall; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by three sisters; two brothers and one stepdaughter, Diana Haynes.
Additional information provided per family recompense.