Dale Bruce Mace, age 66 of Millfield died Friday afternoon, April 11, 2014 at Riverside Landing Nursing Center, McConnelsville. Born July 22, 1947 in Athens, he was the son of Mary Lou Hawk Mace of Millfield and the late James Kenneth Mace.
A 1965 graduate of Waterloo High School, he attended The Ohio State University. He retired as a horse trainer. He was a former resident of Florida and Texas, and a longtime Athens County resident. He enjoyed karaoke and singing karaoke at area nursing homes.
Bruce is survived by his mother, Mary Lou Mace of Millfield; a son, Kevin (Amanda) Mace of Stewart; three daughters- Tara (Josh) Ryals of Gainesville, Fla., Cara (Mark) Godfrey of Lanark, Ill., and Penny Mace of Lancaster; four grandchildren- Katie Mace, Jansen Ryals, Callum Godfrey and Josh Mace; a sister, Sharlene (Gary) Ryder of Carbondale; and a brother, Kenneth Mace and his companion, Brenda of Caldwell.
Besides his father, he is preceded in death by a sister, Rebecca Mace. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are with Jagers & Sons Funeral Home, Athens.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Please share a memory, a note of condolence or sign the online register book at www.jagersfuneralhome.com.