Melvin Ernest Pace

Sunday, July 7, 1946 - Wednesday, November 27, 2019

In Loving Memory

Photo of Melvin Ernest Pace  - 1946-2019

Canton - Melvin Ernest Pace, 73, of Canton, NC passed away November 27, 2019, at Mission Hospital surrounded by his family.

He was born July 7, 1946 to Fred and Charlotte Pace in Haywood County. He was the sixth of seven children in the family. Siblings; Betty Silver, Nancy King, Myletta Pittillo, Glenn Pace, (Deceased) Cecil Pace and Mike Pace.

On August 24, 1968 he married Retha Greene, who survives. Melvin was a talented woodworker who used his skills all his life to provide for his wife and four daughters. He had a passion for hunting and being a lifelong entrepreneur. His strong will and infectious personality will forever be unmatched. He was one of a kind.

He is survived by daughter and son-in-law Melanie Pace Waddell; Scott Waddell. Daughter and son-in-law Tracie Pace Frady; Lee Frady. Daughter and son-in-law Carrie Pace Trantham; Joey Trantham. Daughter and son-in-law Jamie Pace Edmonds; Jeremy Edmonds. Son; Rodney Pace. Nine grandchildren; Natalie and Amelia Waddell, Sidney and Blake Frady, Bailee, Abbie and Cara Trantham, Pressley and Marrin Edmonds. And many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life was held at The Farm, 215 Justice Ridge Rd, Candler, NC 28715 from 4-6 PM on Sunday, December 1, 2019.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Melvin’s memory to a favorite charity of your choice.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Pace family.

Condolences from family and friends

Retha and Family, I'm so sorry for the loss of Melvin. Each of ;you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Debbie J. Lewis
So sorry to hear of you and your family's time of sadness, but a time of rejoicing in Heaven. My prayers to you and God's Grace for you..
Brenda Haney Stroupe
Prayers and sympathy to all the family.nancy we love you and keeping you close in our heart.betty jo Tim and skye
Betty jo ruff
We just saw where Melvin had passed away. We are so sorry for your loss. We will be keeping you and your family in our prayers.
Mike and Gail Burrell
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family. I will miss him when I drive by not sitting on the porch to wave at.
Beth Gray
Retha and girls, Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss!! Find solace and peace in the arms of God!! Love to all!
Margaret Allison