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Robert Keith Mace

Robert Keith Mace, 81, of Mace, died Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, at his home.

Keith was a retired coal miner, mechanic, fabricator and a member of Mace United Methodist Church and the United Mine Workers.

He was born Jan. 6, 1939, at Mace, the son of the late Herbert Troy and Jessie Aretta Jones Mace.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Dick Laraway.

He is survived by his daughters, Pamela June Simmons and husband Buddy, and Donna Lynn Chocklett; son, Douglas Keith Mace and wife Rosella; sisters, Naomi Reed and husband Jim, and Shirley Laraway; brother, Herbert Mace and wife Lucille; grandchildren, Chad, Ross and Seth Morgan, Tyler Chocklett, Dana and Troy Mace; and great-grandchild Rylan Morgan.

Arrangements are being handled by VanReenan Funeral Home, Marlinton, where the family will receive friends from 6 – 9 p.m. today and Sunday, Sept. 13, at the Mace United Methodist Church one hour prior to services. Funeral service will be at noon Sunday at Mace United Methodist Church with John Welch officiating. Interment will be in Mingo Cemetery in Mingo.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mace United Methodist Church.