Lawrence Pace Jr., 98, formerly of Wabash, IN, and having relatives in Huntington, IN, died Monday, July 2, 2012, at 1:05 a.m. at The Neighborhood of Tellico Village in Loudon, TN.
Mr. Pace was a 1932 graduate of Hartford City High School and a 1934 graduate of Indiana Business College in Muncie. He managed the Smith Alsop Paint & Varnish Company store in Wabash, and later owned and operated the Pace Paint & Wallpaper store in Wabash until 1965. He was a realtor and operated Pace Realty from 1965 to 1980, and worked for Century 21 Realtors from 1981 to 1994 and other realtors. He also worked for Rural Loan and Savings in Hartford City, the state of Indiana in Indianapolis, National Cash Register in Indianapolis and Toledo, OH.
He was a World War II Army veteran, and a member of the Wabash American Legion. Also, Mr. Pace was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Wabash serving as a deacon, elder, Sunday school teacher and superintendent, and a member of the building committee for the Christian Education Building. He was also a life member of the Wabash Elks Lodge 471, Wabash County YMCA and the Wabash Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a former member of Rotary, Masonic Temple and the Fort Wayne Shriners.
He was born April 20, 1914 in Hartford City, IN, to Lawrence E. and Goldie Kimmel Pace. He married Kathryn Jane Thompson on Nov. 21, 1940. She preceded him in death on March 5, 2008.
Survivors include a son, Lawrence T. "Tom" (Suzanne) Pace, of Loudon.
Calling will be Wednesday, July 18, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Wabash Presbyterian Church, 123 W. Hill St., Wabash. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. at the church with Rev. Jonathan Cornell officiating. Burial will be at Falls Cemetery.
Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, of Wabash, is in charge of the arrangements.
Preferred memorials are gifts to Wabash Presbyterian Church.