William (Bill) Pace 10/29/1939 - 2/8/2019
William (Bill) Pace passed away quietly and easily riding home from a dinner out with family on Feb. 8. Bill first moved to Murphy in 1968. After living in both Plano & Green Valley, AZ for a number of years, 10 years ago he came back to Murphy. He had been employed by TI and then Raytheon for 42 years. He was born in Lou Ann, AR. As a child, his family moved around but, by junior high the family had settled in Gladewater, TX. Graduating from Gladewater H.S. in 1957, it was on to Texas A&M; followed by four years in the Air Force. He went on to Texas A & M Commerce, to get his Master’s Degree. He enjoyed cruising and all kind of traveling, fine dining and time with his family. He is survived by sons, Steven Pace and Melissa, John Rogers and Judy and Jeff Rogers and Stacey, daughter Wendy Rogers and grandson Joshua Rogers and wife of 29 years, Sherry Pace. After over two years of being ill from emergency surgery, the Lord invited him to come up to dance with the angels.
Celebration of life will be held at Niki's Bistro on Sat., April 6 from 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.. It will be a come and go type of event so as not to interfere with your weekend plans too much. Niki's is located on the SE corner of FM 544 & Murphy Road (behind McDonalds).
Burial of ashes will be at the National Cemetery of Dallas.