J.R. Pace, 74, of the Green Hill community in Drew County, passed away on May 12, 2016 at the Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock.
He was a farmer, cattleman, carpenter, and a member of the National Guard where he served in the 1122nd Transportation Company. He attended the Green Hill Baptist Church.
He was instrumental in the construction of the Green Hill Baptist Church and Green Hill Methodist Community Center. He was an avid quail and squirrel hunter and dearly loved his family. His greatest joy was watching his grandkids play ball.
He was born May 6, 1942 in Drew County, to the late Johnny Rastus Pace and Alice Jewel Ellis Pace.
He was also preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, India Self Pace.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Huskey Pace of Green Hill; two sons, Scott Pace and Keith Pace both of Green Hill; three brothers, Roger Pace and wife Jackie of Monticello, Shannon Pace and Paul Pace and wife Donna all of Green Hill; three sisters, Martha Beard of Monticello, Becky Roberts and husband Merchel of Crossett and Pam Blann and husband Tony of Crossett; two grandchildren, John David and Jaye Lauren; two great grandchildren, Emma Kate and Gracen Hope along with their mother, Heidi; his many farm laborers who were like family; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and relatives.
Funeral service will be held on May 15 at 3 p.m. at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello with Revs. Wayman Mann and Caleb Lane officiating. Burial will follow at Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Saturday evening at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to:
Green Hill Cemetery Assoc.
c/o Travis Stephenson
204 Green Hill Rd
Wilmar, AR 71675