Harold W. Pace Sr. 1932-2020
Harold W. Pace Sr., 88, of Holton, passed away Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, at The Pines South in Holton.
He was born May 26, 1932, in Muscotah, the son of Ezekial B. “E.B.” and Helen Elizabeth (Starr) Pace.
Harold attended school in Effingham. He proudly served in the United States Army from 1953 to 1955 during the Korean War. Harold worked at Goodyear Tire Company for many years in the receiving department, retiring in 1994. He also farmed for most of his life.
He attended Muscotah Methodist Church and was a member of United Steel Workers Local 307.
Harold married Ruth “Mary” Pace on Oct. 1, 1960 in Topeka. They celebrated 58 years of marriage before she passed on March 21, 2018. He was also preceded in death by a son, Harold W. Pace Jr., on March 12, 2014; three sisters, Mary Helen Pace, Virginia Hansford and Grace Lavone Rodrick; and two brothers, Francis and Robert Pace.
Survivors include a son, Raymond W. Pace, and a daughter, Patricia L. Davis, both of Holton.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20 at Mercer Funeral Home in Valley Falls. Burial with military honors by Grahem-Herbers VFW Post 3084 will follow in Valley Falls Cemetery. Family will greet friends from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Holton Community Hospital Hospice, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 6, Valley Falls, KS 66088. To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.mercerfuneralhomes.com