William Easley Pace III



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Former Eagle River resident William Easley Pace III, of West Jefferson, N.C., died May 22, 2013 at Wake Forest Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. He was 71.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Aug. 17 at 1:30 p.m. at Holy Spirit Episcopal Church on Eagle River Loop. A funeral service was held in North Carolina in June.

He was born Dec. 12, 1941 in Craven County, N.C. to William Easley and Doris Chapman Pace II. He was a member of historic St. Thomas Church in Bath, N.C.

“Will” attended Northwest High in Winston Salem, N.C. After attending Wake Forest University, he worked for more than 30 years in heavy construction throughout the Southeastern United States. Upon moving to Alaska in 1997, he was employed by the Municipality o Anchorage Department of Public Works as a right-of-way enforcement officer for more than 10 years. His wife, Rose Ann, was an art teacher at Chugiak and Birchwood Elementary schools. The family moved to the mountains of North Carolina in November of 2012.

Mr. Pace is survived by his wife of 27 years, Rose Ann; daughter, Lisa, of North Carolina; two step-children, Shari and Chris; sister, Ann Robinson; brothers, Hugh, Tyler and Martin Pace; and six grandchildren.

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