, Corbin, KY


September 7, 2012

Maurice Pace


Maurice M. Pace, 87, passed away Monday, Sept. 3, 2012.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Saturday in Independence Chapel of Greenwood Mausoleum. Interment: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 5-7 p.m. Friday at Thompson’s Harveson & Cole Funeral Home.

Maurice Marvin Pace was born May 21, 1925, in Corbin, son of the late Felix and Mattie Yeager Pace. He received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Kentucky and his master’s degree from SMU. Maurice served in the United States Air Force during World War II, flying more than 30 bombing missions over Germany and was called back into service in Korea. He was a communications engineer working under contract with NASA.

Maurice loved spending time with his grandchildren and going fishing.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Barbara Louise Pace, in 2008.

Survivors: Son, Marc Pace and wife, Susan, son, Patrick Pace; grandchildren, Travis Pace and wife, Rita, Garrett Pace, Chandler Joslin and husband, Robert, Erica Pace; great-granddaughter, Sofia Pace; one sister and six brothers in Kentucky; and numerous nephews and nieces.

Thompson’s Harveson & Cole Funeral Home and Crematory, 702 Eighth Avenue, Fort Worth, Texas, 817-336-0345

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