Larry James Pace, 78, a South Bend resident, passed away Sunday, July 14, 2019, at his home in South Bend. He was born in Tarkio, Mo., to Henry Clay and Teresa Marie Pace.
Jim’s family moved to Pe Ell, Wash., when he was about two years of age. They resided in Pe Ell for several years, then moved to Forks, Wash. After graduating from Forks High School, Jim moved to Estacada, Ore., and worked for the United States Forest Service for five years. He then married and moved to Raymond, where he began working as a logger and hook tender for Weyerhaeuser Company. He transferred to the Weyerhaeuser shop some time before retiring.
One of the things Jim was known for was his excellent sense of humor. Jim also had a wide variety of hobbies and activities, at which he excelled. He was an avid sports fan and athlete in golf, baseball, basketball and bowling. Not only did he excel at physical games, Jim also enjoyed board games and was exceptional at checkers and chess. He also enjoyed outdoor activities such as fishing and hunting. Jim was also a very talented artist and sold some of his paintings. Carpentry is another skill at which he excelled and he has built many fine pieces of furniture.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Lora Mae; and three brothers, Don, Dale and Keith.
He is survived by his sister, Dorothy White of Beaverton, Ore.; sons, Brian of Doty and Wayne (Kristin) of Adna; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A celebration of life will be held at 12 p.m., Saturday, July 27, 2019, at the CrossRoads Church in Raymond.
Arrangements are in care of Stoller's Mortuary in Raymond, Wash. You may visit www.StollersMortuary.com to leave condolences for the family.