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Joe Pace, 70

Memorial Service for Joe Pace, age 70 of Bull Shoals, Arkansas will be at Burns Funeral Home in Yellville, Arkansas on September 13, 2014 at 11:00 with Pastor Pete Douglas and Rex Phillips officiating. Special music will be provided by Jerry Hopper. Visitation will begin one hour prior to service time, at 10:00 am. He was born in Fairview Arkansas, on November, 12 1943 to Frank and Irma Pace and graduated from Flippin High School in 1962.

Joe was a veteran of the United States Army, 101st Airborne Division. He worked as a general contractor in the commercial construction industry for most of his adult life. He built stores all over the country for Marshalls, Claire's Boutique, The Bombay Company, Famous Amos Chip Cookie Co., and many more.

A man like Joe is hard to capture in words. His presence (and he would say his belly) filled a room. His wit and mastery of the pun kept his friends and family smiling, and sometimes rolling their eyes; and his laugh could be heard two houses away.

He loved his family and his dogs, never met a stranger and would speak to anyone about any thing. Joe never stopped dreaming and he loved to reminisce. Somehow with one leg in the past and the other in the future, he could enjoy the day with a cup of coffee, some good food, and a stranger - turned friend. Among the last things he wrote was a list that included meals to shop for, errands to run, dogs to groom and a motorcycle to buy. He planned to keep living, right up to the end.

Joe is preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his ex-wife, Betty Pace; his daughter, Rhonda Due; his son, Michael (Kimberly) Pace; grandchildren: Savannah Wood, Caleb Due, Hudson Pace, and Liam Pace; sister, Suzy (Gary) Gile; nephews, Wayne and Glen Dilday; his cousin Kathy Jones, and numerous lifelong friends.

He would always start his goodbyes by saying he needed to head back to "Bull Shores". He generally kept his phone calls to 45 seconds or less, but ended them by telling us to give hugs for him. I am sure that is what he would tell us to do today.

Memorials may be made to Fairview Cemetery Association. go to w

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Published in Baxter Bulletin on Sept. 10, 2014
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