Millard Pace

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In Memory of Millard Pace

Millard D. Pace, 75, of McAlester, Oklahoma passed away Friday, January 22, 2021 at McAlester Regional Hospital.

The funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Wilburton, Oklahoma with Rev. Willard Francis and Rev. Rodney Tate officiating. The burial will follow under the direction of Waldrop Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Shawn Thomas, Richie Frye, Larry Dunn, Mike White, Tommy McCombs, and Kenny O’Daniel.

Honorary Pallbearers will be James Owens, Mark Day, and Jerry Mills.

Millard was born on September 27, 1945 in Hanford, California to Harrington and Bessie (Chaney) Pace. He married Donna (Pass) Pace on August 9, 1965 in Poteau, Oklahoma.

Millard started McAlester Plumbing/Heating in 1983 and retired in 2013, when he passed the business on to his son, David. Now known as Pace Heat & Air/McAlester Plumbing, David’s two sons, Brody & Dayton Pace, have joined him in running the family business that Millard started many years ago.

He was an avid reader. He loved his wife, kids, grandkids and would have loved playing with his new great-grandson.

He is survived by his wife Donna of the home; his son: David Pace and wife, Tisha of McAlester; grandchildren: Whitney Cox and husband, Tyler of McAlester, Brody Pace and wife, Kara of McAlester, and Dayton Pace of McAlester; great-grandchild: Karev Cox; sisters-in-law: Leona Tate of Yanish, Ruby Miles of Wilburton, Mary Pace of McAlester, Sherry Seyler and husband, William of Wilburton, and Brenda Pace of Tuskahoma; and many nieces and nephews.

Millard is preceded in death by his parents: Harrington and Bessie (Chaney) Pace; daughter: Becky Pace Clarkson; son-in-law: Don Clarkson; brothers: Fred Pace and Palmer Pace; sister: Harriet Silkwood; and brother-in-law: Frankie Silkwood.

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