Roy Allen Pace – Chattanoogan.com

Roy Allen Pace, 80, of Soddy Daisy, Tennessee, passed away peacefully at home with his wife and family by his side on Thursday, May 5, 2022.

Allen was a native of Chattanooga, TN and a U.S. Army veteran who proudly served as a paratrooper with the 101st Airborne Division. After his military service, he moved to Nashville to pursue his dreams in the music industry. He went on to perform with country music stars Tom T. Hall, Johnny Rodriguez, Barbara Fairchild and LeRoy Van Dyke, among others. A gifted songwriter and musician, he enjoyed playing music for his family and friends.

After a successful music career, Allen returned to Chattanooga where he went to work for the United States Postal Service.

Allen had been a member of the Chapel of Hope Church in Ringgold for 31 years. He loved to play the piano and sing the songs he wrote for the Lord. In each song there was a story about her walk with Jesus.

Allen will be remembered by his family and friends for his kindness, generosity, quiet humor and devout faith. He will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved him.

He is predeceased by his father, William Roy Pace, his mother, Rosanna (Anderson) Pace, his siblings, Jeanette Payne, Mary Chambers, Joy McNabb, Ernest Pace and his niece, Susie Westbrook.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Rebecca (Becky) Pace, his children, Derrick (Silvia) Hudson and Rosanna Pace, his grandchildren, Josiah Pace, his siblings, Jerry Heffington and Darlene Adams, his beautiful – sister, Janice Westbrook, niece, Pamela Gray, nephews, Anthony Westbrook, Zack (Jennifer) Gray and Lucus Gray.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, May 10 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Hamilton Funeral Home. Chapel service begins at 12 p.m.

Interment will follow at Chattanooga National Cemetery at 1:30 p.m.

The bearers will be Derrick Hudson, Zack Gray, Tony Westbrook, Dee Cody Jr, Jeff Clay and Bob Mayes.

Honorary bearers will be Earnest Cooper and Josiah Pace.

Mr. Pace was a faithful servant of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Arrangements are being made by Hamilton Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson, TN. 37343, 423 531-3975.

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