June 5, 1923 ~ September 11, 2020

Born in: Glasgow, KY
Resided in: Glasgow, KY

Kenneth Pace 97 of Glasgow died Friday, September 11, 2020 at Highland Ridge Assisted Living. Born in Barren County on June 5, 1923, he was the son of the late Floyd Pace and the late Mable Peden Pace. He was preceded in death by his wife of 75 years, Joyce Landrum Pace.

He enlisted in the US Navy on Oct. 29, 1942. He was a Torpedoman 2nd Class serving aboard the USS Keith from Nov. 1943 until June 1944 and the USS Otterstetter from June 1944 until Feb.1945. He was stationed at the Ulithi Naval Base from Feb. 1945 until Nov.1945.He received the Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, and the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal during his time of service. He was honorable discharged from the Navy on Nov. 25, 1945.

He was a volunteer firefighter in 1941-1942. After his return from World War II, he was the first full-time, paid firefighter on the Glasgow Fire Dept. He was a Glasgow firefighter from 1946-1987. He was the Glasgow Fire Chief from 1972-1987.

He was a founding member of Glasgow Bible Church, serving as both Deacon and Elder. He was also the Sunday School Superintendent for several years. He was a member of the Allen Masonic Lodge of Glasgow for over 50 years.

Survivors include his three daughters, Kenya Sue Francis( Clayton), Bettye Gayle Edmunds (Gary), Cynda Lou Crimmins (Dennis); nine grandchildren, Craig Hiser (Tina),Stephanie Garrett (Kenneth), Sammy Edmunds ( Lisa ), Jonathan Hiser (Lori) Sheryl England (Shannon), Lance Crimmins (Julie), Jeff Hiser ( Sarah), Matt Crimmins (Jenny) and Sarah Key ( David ); nineteen Great Grandchildren, Whitney, Kali, Trevor,Derek, Lauren, Desiree, Diana, Riley, Michael, Aiden, Mary, Erin,Jamie, Abigal, Hope, Seth, Sam, J.W., and Patrick; two great-great grandchildren, Madison and Caroline. Also survived by his caregiver, Brenda Mesker.

In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Frances Alexander.

Funeral services will be 2:00 PM, Tuesday, September 15th at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in the Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM Monday and Tuesday morning until time for services at the funeral home.

All those who wish to honor and remember Mr. Pace in person at the visitation or service must wear a mask or other appropriate facial covering and practice physical distancing while inside the funeral home for the safety of those in attendance.

A.F. Crow & Son is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Pace.


Visitation: September 14, 2020 3:00 pm - September 14, 2020 8:00 pm

A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home
201 East Washington St.
Glasgow, KY 42141

Service: September 15, 2020 2:00 pm

A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home
201 East Washington St.
Glasgow, KY 42141

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  1. So sorry for your loss. Such a wonderful man. Prayers for all of the family during this difficult time. May God give you peace and comfort.

  2. So sorry for your broken hearts. My dad Jake Maupin has nothing but good things and good memories to day about Kenny

  3. Chief Pace
    Thank you for your service to our Country and the City of Glasgow. Your job on this earth is complete rest in peace sir. God Bless your family

  4. Sammy so sorry to hear of the loss of your grandfather! My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family!🙏🏽😥

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