OBITUARY

Dale Martel Pace

September 7, 1934November 7, 2020
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PACE, Dale “Martel”, a longtime resident of Montgomery, died peacefully at home on November 7th after an extended illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Winfred and Octavia Pace. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Doris (Grimes) Pace; brothers Jerry (Dorothy) Pace and Roger (Lu) Pace; son Mark (Beverly) Pace; and daughters Pam (David) Williams and Lisa (Jeff) Dunn. He was known as “Papaw” by his grandchildren Braden (Jenna) Pace, Brett (Emily) Pace, Kadyn (Connor) McLean, Matthew Williams, Michael (Jasmine) Williams, Brooks Williams, Paige (Casey) Doyle, Payton Slaughter and Parker Slaughter. He was also blessed with 5 great-grandchildren: Sophie, Athan, Aslyn, Adam and James. Martel was born in Grubbs, AR on September 7, 1934. He graduated from Dye High School in Flint, MI and went on to receive an Associate Degree in Bible from Freed-Hardeman College in Henderson, TN, where he was named Mr. Freed-Hardeman and president of the student body. He also received a bachelor's degree from Harding University in Searcy, AR as well as a Master’s in Theology from Alabama Christian School of Religion in Montgomery, AL. Martel was a minister of the Gospel of Christ for over 60 years and served locally at Lakewood, Vaughn Park and University Church of Christ, where he remained a member until his death. Prior to moving to Montgomery in 1982, he served the Lord in several churches in Arkansas, Michigan, and Missouri. He was also an instructor in the Bible Department at Faulkner University for 20 years and authored commentaries on the books of Hebrews and Mark. He lived his life serving the Lord, leading many to Christ through the years. Martel was a wonderful, kind, and loving husband, father, and grandfather. He will be greatly missed by all those who loved him.

Memorial contributions can be made to Agape of Central Alabama, P.O. Box 230472, Montgomery, AL 36123.

The family held a private burial at Alabama Heritage in Montgomery, AL. A public Celebration of Life was held at University Church of Christ in Montgomery, AL on November 29th at 1:00 p.m.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Braden Pace, Pallbearer
  • Brett Pace, Pallbearer
  • Matthew Williams, Pallbearer
  • Michael Williams, Pallbearer
  • Parker Slaughter, Pallbearer
  • Payton Slaughter, Pallbearer
  • DONATIONS

  • Agape of Central Alabama

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  • Celebration of Life Service

    Sunday, November 29, 2020

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Merritt and Lynda Bailey

December 3, 2020

So sorry to hear of Martel’s passing. Very special friends while we were members at University Church of Christ. We learned so much from Martel’s lessons. Our love and prayers for all the family.

Margie Crawford

November 13, 2020

Van and I were so sorry to hear of Martels passing. We consider him a long time friend and minister to us. He was instrumental in my baptism and that of my sisters. He will be missed. Our love to Doris and his children, Mark, Pam and Lisa. Sending our love and prayers.

Scarlet Curtis

November 13, 2020

Condolences to all the family. Martel was a great servant of our Lord and is surely receiving his heavenly reward.
Scarlet Curtis

Jeannie Johns Cole

November 11, 2020

I was saddened to hear of Martel's passing, but I know he is comfortable in God's presence. I really would have enjoyed traveling to Israel with him, but that never worked out.

Leah Clark

November 11, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of Martel's passing. I wish I had had a last chance to visit with him. It would have been great to sit at the table and hear his stories. I pray your memories bring you comfort and your thoughts of him a smile.
My Sincere Thoughts & Prayers,
Leah Griffin Clark

Mary lou Ellison

November 10, 2020

Martel was the minister of the Swartz creek church of Christ . When my husband and I were baptized. We were sorry to see him leave Michigan. He was a great man. Sorry for your loss

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