Posted - 07/11/2015 : 07:43:40
Douglas Worth Pace
May 9, 1924 - May 1, 2015
Douglas W. Pace
Douglas Worth Pace of Temple, age 90 and a World War II veteran, passed away Friday, May 1, 2015.
Mr. Pace was born May 9, 1924, in Milwaukee, WI, and grew-up in Sullivan, IN. He joined the U.S. Army in 1943, and entered the Army Specialized Training Program.
Douglas became an Army Ranger and made the D-Day landing in the first wave ashore on June 6 at Normandy, France. He was wounded on June 9, 1944. After recovery, he was assigned to the 90th Infantry Division and was seriously wounded again on July 11, 1944.
Douglas was evacuated to England for surgery, after which he was returned to Camp Atterbury in Indianapolis, IN.
Mr. Pace was decorated with the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and Combat Infantryman Badge, among other medals.
After being honorably discharged from the Army in 1946, he graduated from Indiana State and became a deluxe salesman of tires, meat, and then real estate. He married Thelma Annette on October 17, 1974.
Douglas was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1820, the Temple Elks, and the Disabled American Veterans.
Very outgoing with a ready smile and a quick sense of humor, Douglas enjoyed socializing and loved to talk with anyone who walked by.
He is survived by his loving wife, Thelma Annette Pace, son Douglas W. Pace, Jr., daughter Penny Lynn Carroll and husband Jim Carroll; Kathy Brownell and husband Dennis Brownell; Cindy Lowe and husband Alger Lowe; grandchildren Brian Brownell and wife Julie; Jamie Schwainger and husband David; Kasey Pace; Jessica Roberts and husband Cody; Jonathan Carroll; Amber Lowe; and five great-grandchildren.