Former longtime Jasper County Tax Assessor-Collector Robert C. Pace, Jr. is dead at the age of 88. Pace died on Saturday at Christus Jasper Memorial Hospital, following an illness.
A native and life-long resident of Jasper County, Pace served as Tax Assessor-Collector for over 28 years.
A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, Pace was the son of former Jasper County Sheriff R.C. Pace.
Pace and his wife owned and operated Pace Trucking Company, and in later years were involved in First Insurance Services.
Funeral services for Pace will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church in downtown Jasper, with a private Masonic graveside service to follow at the Little Hope Cemetery, in the Seed Tick Community.
Visitation will be held on Monday between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at Forest Oaks Funeral Home here in Jasper.