Pace, Roy Allen

U.S. Army Veteran With The 101st Airborne Division Was Gifted Songwriter And Musician

Friday, May 6, 2022
Roy Allen Pace
Roy Allen Pace

Roy Allen Pace, 80, of Soddy Daisy, Tennessee, passed away peacefully at home with his wife and family by his side on Thursday, May 5, 2022.

Allen was a Chattanooga, TN native and US Army veteran who proudly served as a paratrooper with the 101st Airborne Division. After his service in the military, he moved to Nashville to follow his dreams in the music industry. He went on to perform with country music stars Tom T. Hall, Johnny Rodriguez, Barbara Fairchild, and LeRoy Van Dyke, among others. A gifted songwriter and musician, he loved playing music for family and friends. 

After a successful music career, Allen moved back to Chattanooga where he went to work for the United States Postal Service.  

Allen was a member of the Chapel of Hope Church in Ringgold, for the past 31 years.  He loved playing the piano and singing the songs he wrote for the Lord. In each song, there was a story about his walk with Jesus.

Allen will be remembered by his family and friends for his kindness, generosity, quiet humor, and his devout faith. He will be missed deeply by those who knew and loved him. 

He is preceded in death by his father, William Roy Pace, mother, Rosanna (Anderson) Pace, siblings, Jeanette Payne, Mary Chambers, Joy McNabb, Ernest Pace, and niece, Susie Westbrook.

He is survived by his loving wife, Rebecca (Becky) Pace, children, Derrick (Silvia) Hudson and Rosanna Pace, grandchild, Josiah Pace, siblings, Jerry Heffington and Darlene Adams, sister-in-law, Janice Westbrook, niece, Pamela Gray, nephews, Anthony Westbrook, Zack (Jennifer) Gray, and Lucus Gray.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 10, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at Hamilton Funeral Home.  Chapel Service begins at 12 p.m.

Interment will follow at the Chattanooga National Cemetery at 1:30 p.m.  

Pallbearers will be Derrick Hudson, Zack Gray, Tony Westbrook, Dee Cody Jr, Jeff Clay and Bob Mayes.

Honorary pallbearers will be Earnest Cooper and Josiah Pace.

Mr. Pace was a faithful servant of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 

Arrangements are by Hamilton Funeral Home and Cremation  Services, 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson, Tn. 37343, 423 531-3975.


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