Larry Pace, 88, of Opdyke, Illinois, went to be with his Lord and Savior at 2:45 pm September 10, 2021 with his family by his side at Hamilton Memorial Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in McLeansboro, Illinois. He was born December 9, 1932 in Streator, Illinois to the late Charlie Delbert and Inez (Moore) Pace. Larry married Juanita (Bennett) Pace on December 10, 1973 in Salem, Illinois.
In addition to his beloved wife of forty-seven years, Delbert is survived by his children, Yvonne Leneave and husband, Raymond of Bonnie, Illinois, Leann Craft and wife, Christina of Dexter, Missouri, Robert Abbott and wife, Earlene of McLeansboro, Illinois, Darlene Reich and husband, Dan of Port Charlotte, Florida, Lesia Allen and husband, Mitch of Richfield, Utah; grandchildren, Bryan Morgan, Brad Morgan, Matthew Anselment, Kara Anselment, Duaine Abbott, Angie Craddock, Angeline Gilbert, Elizabeth Starner, John Mackey, James Mackey, Rachel Clark, Aaron Haile, and Zack Haile; several great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Delbert was preceded in death by his brother, Lanny Pace and grandson, Peter Anselment.
Mr. Pace proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Lebanon Missionary Baptist Church and assistant Sunday school teacher. Larry worked as a hog farmer and feed sales for several companies. He was a loving husband and father and will be dearly missed.
A Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois A Funeral Service will begin at 12:00 pm with Reverend Gary Davenport and Brother Travis Hayes officiating. Interment will follow at Opdyke Cemetery in Opdyke, Illinois. Full Military Rites will be held at the cemetery by American Legion Post #141. Memorials may be made in Delbert’s honor to Lebanon Missionary Baptist Church.
Call Hughey Funeral Home at 618-242-3348 or visit hugheyfh.com for further information.