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Homer Nelson Pace

Homer Nelson Pace, 80, of Nova, died Monday, December 31, 2012 at Hospice of North Central Ohio, Ashland, after a short illness. Homer was born November 19, 1932 in Tryon, North Carolina and had been a Nova resident since 1990, moving from Sheffield Lake.

He was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving during the Korean War. Homer worked for Ford Motor, Brookpark, as an assembler and supervisor for 31 years.

He was a member of Rochester Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing, traveling, gardening and Gospel Blue Grass music.

He is survived by his wife, Loretta "June" Jennings Pace of Nova; son, Dwayne Homer (Dawn) Pace of Eyria; daughters, Debbie (Alan) Caudill, Sheffield, and Kathy (Scott) Harrison, Cincinnati; grandchildren, Nichole (Brian) Kelsey, Erica Caudill, Gabriel Caudill, Amanda Harrison, Sarah Pace, Rachel Harrison; two great grandchildren, Julia Kelsey and Brennen Kelsey; stepsons, Norman Jennings, Jr., Richmond, Virginia and Allen (Kathy) Jennings, Middleburg Heights; stepdaughter, Elaine (Shane) Clark, Elyria; step grandchildren, Shawn Jennings, Carissa Johns, Andrew Clark; step great grandchild, Riley McNeal and brother, Ted Pace, Nova.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harrison and Hattie Pace; his first wife, Bonnie; and 16 siblings.

The family will receive friends Thursday, January 3, 2013, from 4 until 8 P.M., at A Fresh Wind Church, 1115 Milan Ave, Amherst, Ohio 44001. Funeral services will be Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at the Fresh Wind Church at 11A.M. The Reverend Art Conrad will officiate. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens, Avon, where the Vermilion Veterans Council will conduct military honors.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Rochester Baptist Church, 207 State Rt. 511, Wellington, Ohio 44090.

Online condolences may be made at

Riddle Funeral Home, 5345 South Street, Vermilion, 440-967-3212

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