William Robert "Bill" Mace, 73, of Mineral Wells passed away May 31, 2003, at his residence.

He was born in Akron, Ohio, a son of the late Freer R. and Pearl McPeek Mace. He was retired from Kardex, coached little league baseball and enjoyed following his grandchildren in various sporting events. He was a Korean War veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Air Force.

He is survived by his wife, Emily Messner Mace; two daughters, Vicki Shamblin of Mineral Wells and Pam Smith and her husband Terry of Williamstown; two granddaughters, Courtney Shamblin and Brooke Smith; four grandsons, Michael Todd, Josh and Matt Shamblin and Shane Smith; one great-grandson, Michael Lee Shamblin; his special dog, Mindy; two sisters, Patty McGuinness of Akron and Emma Lou Starcher of Spencer.

Five brothers, Freer R. Mace of Vienna, David and Joe Mace, both of Parkersburg, and Ike and Kenny Mace, both of Spencer; and many beloved nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Betty Seafler and Genevieve Outlaw; three brothers, Kenneth, Donald and Jack Mace; and one son-in-law, Michael L. Shamblin.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 2333 Pike St., south Parkersburg, Pastor Bill Angel officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today and from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Erickson Foundation or the Williamstown Athletic Boosters.