OBITUARY

Donald Wayne Pace

February 10, 1939October 1, 2019
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Donald Wayne Pace, born Feb 10, 1939 in Lexington, Kentucky, passed away Oct 1, 2019, after a short battle with Pancreatic Cancer. He had 80 amazing, big hearted, fun filled years with his family and friends.

He was a graduate of Henry Clay High School in Lexington, KY. Shortly after high school he started working for Cravens and Cravens where Dennis Craves taught him the construction business and much more as a father figure. He became a general contractor and owned his own construction company “Pace Construction”. He officiated high school basketball, baseball, softball and college OVC football. He moved to Florida in 1983 to work for Cardinal Industry. However, he remained a die-hard UK Wildcat fan. He went on to start his own business in Merritt Island, where he traveled and built affordable housing in Texas He enjoyed bowling and he lived to play golf at Timucuan Country Club, where he was a very active member. He served as President of the golf club for one year, served as Chairman of many golf tournaments, and was Captain of a winning Ryder Cup team. He also coordinated weekly poker nights and tournaments. He said these were some of the best times of his life! He is survived by his loving wife Carolyn Pace of 60 years, his daughter’s Dr. Beven Livingston, Angie Mudd, and Tonya Murphy. Son-in-laws Donald Livingston and Greg Mudd. His sisters Juanita Warren, Joyce Coleman, sister in law, Betty Gabehart, and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

He adored his six grandchildren Logan Mudd, Madison Murphy, Aiden Livingston, Maeghan Murphy, Kaelen Livingston, and Kyle Livingston. They loved their “Papa” dearly. A celebration of his life will be held on Oct 7, 2019 at 11:00am at the below funeral home. In honor of his love for golf and the UK Wildcats, we encourage attendees to wear Kentucky Blue and White and golf shirts if you already own that, if not just come comfortable as that is the way he would want. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting memorial contributions be made to the following organizations: The Alzheimer's Association, The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and The AdventHealth Foundation Central Florida.

Baldwin Fairchild Oaklawn 5000 Co Rd 46A Sanford, FL 32771

Services

  • Celebration of Life Monday, October 7, 2019

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Tonya Murphy

October 14, 2019

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Ron Marcum

October 9, 2019

Please accept my sincere sympathies for the passing of your beloved husband and my friend Donnie. The simple words above cannot express how I really fell in my heart for you and of course Don. Yes, we have drifted apart over the years but I never felt like I was far from you guys. I think I met Donnie in high school but you and I go back to about the 3rd grade at Arlington Elementary. Donnie was one of the most likable persons I have met and I'm sure all who have met him feel the same. I have never heard a negative comment about him. I hope and pray for your peace of mind of losing him after all these years. I know God will comfort you and bring your peace!! Ronnie

Betty Gabeheart

October 9, 2019

Carolyn, I thought about you all-all day. I read the memories and looked at the photos on the website. So many nice things from your good friends. They really captured Don's generous spirit. The photos reflected his love of family.
Dean

Patti DeYoung

October 9, 2019

What a beautiful touching, just like-them tribute Carolyn and family have put together. I love how their lives were/are infused with humor, loyalty, and love. Thinking of you. Patti

Donna Loeffler

October 9, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss after 60 years, you will be lonesome I know. Surely he is better off having gone as quickly as he did. I know pancreatic cancer is a real beast, and hopefully he had some comfortable days since the diagnosis. I am so glad your family is near. You will be comfort for one another. Thinking of you, dear friend, and send love and caring. Donna

Ann Bacon

October 9, 2019

Here I am six-gazillion miles from you and you are still in my heart. A smile instills a sense of peace and your twinkle still says lets go for it. I know this is a difficult time for you-every get that place built in the Carolina's? I will be there for the month of October-wish you were. We would have bday cake together!

Skip and Carol Repass

October 9, 2019

Carolyn i am sorry to here that Donnie passed away. I liked him a lot. I enjoyed talking sports with him. He is in the hands of God now, probably watching Kentucky sports. Unfortunately, I won't be able to attend the service. Carol and I will pray for you and your daughters.

Beven Livingston

October 9, 2019

My dad taught me how to be an athlete and compete to the best of my abilities and to always know all the rules of any game you played. But one of my best memories as a child was when he tried to get me to play little league baseball and they would not let me because I was a girl. It was from that point on that he told me, "Beven, it is alright to beat the boys!!"
I love you Dad and I will still try to beat the boys!!

JM Dishman

October 9, 2019

Carolyn had too short a time to absorb such a jolt not that any amount of time is ever enough. We have not seen each other for many years but I had the pleasure of talking with her on the phone I think during Eunices's illness. I hope the day pass easily for her and I am sure she has many pleasant memories. Love to all! Jay

Jane Adams

October 9, 2019

This is too terrible a moment to try to reach to you but even though many years have disappeared my affection for you remains and thus I wish comfort for you now. We cannot pretend to understand your feelings. You had a good man and real love. You were worth that. Your old friend Jane

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