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Carroll Gene Pace

June 11, 1933 - June 6, 2020

Carroll Gene Pace, age 85, passed away on June 6, 2020, after a period of declining health.

He was born in Tuxedo on December 13, 1933, to Rupie Franklin Pace and Lola Ward Pace.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Jeane Bowman Pace, his sister, Lucille Pace, and brothers Ray, Rupie Franklin Jr., and…read more

Carroll Gene Pace, age 85, passed away on June 6, 2020, after a period of declining health.

He was born in Tuxedo on December 13, 1933, to Rupie Franklin Pace and Lola Ward Pace.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Jeane Bowman Pace, his sister, Lucille Pace, and brothers Ray, Rupie Franklin Jr., and Harold Pace. His sister, Betty Pace Ward, lives in Pinellas Park, Florida.

He is survived by his children Benny Pace of Hendersonville, Becky Pace Fagge of High Point, and Denise Pace Goetz of Boone; by his grandchildren Anne Fagge Stevenson of Athol, Idaho, Rosa Goetz of Silver Spring, Maryland, Adam Goetz of Asheville, and Philip Goetz of Boone; and by his great-granddaughter Lily Marie Stevenson of Athol, Idaho.

Carroll served in the U.S Navy from 1952 to 1956, and in the Naval Reserves for a further eight years.  He was a lifetime member of Tuxedo First Baptist Church, and was active in the Green River Volunteer Fire Department for over 35 years, serving as Chief for a number of those years. He worked at General Electric for over 25 years until his retirement.

Carroll enjoyed being around people, and was well known and liked for his humor and good spirits. He was very fond of yard work, and regularly did odd jobs for people in the community, often with his twin brother Harold. He was greatly loved and will be missed.

Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors are handling arrangements and a graveside service will be held Friday, June 12 at Tuxedo First Baptist Church Cemetery with the Reverend Mikell Benett officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Tuxedo First Baptist Church., P.O. Box 685, Zirconia, NC  28790

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