Mark C. Pace, 71, formerly of Sweet Home, OR, passed away unexpectedly in his home on Saturday, November 20, 2021. He was born in Loudon County, TN on February 23, 1950 to Lush and Tina (Johnson) Pace.
Mark earned an Associate’s Degree from Linn Benton Community College and worked for Hewlett Packard where he assembled computer components for many years. He later retired from Georgia Pacific after more than twenty years of faithful service. He attended Northview Church in Carmel.
Mark was a man of many interests who liked to “tinker” and could fix anything! He enjoyed woodworking, tying flies for fishing in the neighborhood pond, and driving convertible sports cars. Mark was a friend to everyone he met. He was always ready with a great story, a funny t-shirt, and a heart filled with kindness. Mark will forever be remembered for the unwavering love that he had for his friends and family, who will miss him dearly.
Mark is survived by his wife of 43 years, Suzanne (Howlett) Pace; one daughter, Megan (Ryan) Jones of Albany, OR; one son, Charley (Kendra) Pace of Carmel; four brothers, Donald (Sandra) Pace of Lenoir City, TN, Jerry Pace of Eugene, OR, Jimmy pace of Lenoir City, TN, and Reggie (Dena) Pace of Sweet Home, OR; two sisters, Diane Bell of Lenoir City, TN, and Benda Helton of Lenoir City, TN; and five grandchildren, Evelyn, Avery, Finn, Nora and Lola. Many very special nieces, nephews, friends and extended family members also survive.
Mark is preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Tommy, Hayden, Billy, Alton, Richard and Jeffrey; and his sister, Elizabeth.
A celebration of Mark’s life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you practice an act of kindness toward someone in remembrance of Mark.