Robert Lee Pace(1930 - 2013)

Robert Lee Pace, 83, passed away Sunday afternoon, April 21, 2013, due to complications from his 20-year fight with Parkinson's disease. Memorial service: 3 p.m. Friday at Genesis United Methodist Church, 7635 S. Hulen St., Fort Worth, 76133. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Genesis United Methodist Church Youth Mission Fund, The Parkinson's Association of Fort Worth or to Ryan YMCA Fund in Fort Worth. Robert was born March 21, 1930, in Lawrenceville, Ill., to Ramon and Hazel Pace. He was a longtime resident of Fort Worth since February 1957 after graduating from the University of Kentucky with a B.S. in electrical engineering. He retired from General Dynamics in 1992 after a 35-year career. Robert was a veteran of the Korean War and he was stationed in Panama for his two-year obligation. Robert was a firm believer in Jesus Christ and was a member of Genesis United Methodist Church. He also was an avid woodworker and loved to make crosses with his scroll saw. It was his ministry. Robert was preceded in death by his younger brother, Thomas E. Pace. Survivors: He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Ann K. Pace; sons, Nelson Pace and wife, Barbara, and David K. Pace and wife, Karen; granddaughter, Noel Pace of Georgia; numerous stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren; and many other loving family and friends.

Published in Star-Telegram from Apr. 24 to Apr. 25, 2013