The Caddo Herald
November 6, 1931
R. L. Pace Dies Suddenly; Was Veteran Oklahoman
At five o’clock Thursday morning, R. L. Pace died suddenly at his home in Caddo.
Funeral services will be held at the Methodist church Friday afternoon at three o’clock.
Mr. Pace had been ill for about a week of rheumatism, but was not thought to be in any danger. He arose at five yesterday morning to turn on the light when he was stricken, and died in a few minutes, attributed possibly to paralysis.
R. L. Pace was 65 years of age; he came to this country in 1896, was identified with the building of this section throughout the intervening years. For several years, he was at old Bennington, but moved to Caddo some 25 years ago, engaging in merchandising. He acquired several good farms and other properties.
Mr. Pace was a member of the Methodist church for many years and was a man of strictest probity and integrity, always making good his obligations. He is survived by his wife and our sons: Harry, Ray, Bruce, and Alton, all of Caddo except Harry who lives at Stamford, Texas.
The suddenness of his departure fell like a pall over the entire community, for he was highly regarded by all who knew him.