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Phillip "Big Phil" Mace, Sr.

June 14, 1960 — April 23, 2024

Ellenboro, NC

Phillip “Big Phil” Mace, Sr., age 63, of Ellenboro, passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills in Forest City.

Phil was born Tuesday, June 14, 1960, in Rutherford County to the late Zebulon Mace and Lorene Earwood Mace. He was a graduate of East Rutherford High School, class of 1978. He was a CNC operator for Eaton and Bosch Industries for many years. Phil was a Free Will Baptist and enjoyed fishing, shooting guns, watching history/crime documentaries and as an avid football fan. He enjoyed tinkering with anything that had to with the outdoors. Above all else he was a dedicated husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a beloved son, Phillip Mace II; brothers, Donald and Max Mace and sisters, Emma Sue Robbins, Christine Epley and Yvonne Melton.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of thirty-eight years, Sue Mace; daughter, Elizabeth “Sissy” Mace of Ellenboro; granddaughter, Lola Catherine Mace; grandson, Max Mace; sister, Helen Ingle of Sandy Mush; brother, Vance Mace (Nikki) of Ellenboro; sisters-in-law, Cheri Byrd (Donnie) of Nebo, Wanda Webb of Ellenboro and a host of treasured nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm on Friday, April 26th at Harrelson Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, April 27th at the funeral home with Reverend Ronnie Robbins and Reverend Shane Adkins officiating.

Memorial donations are requested to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, PO Box 336, Forest City, NC  28043.

     

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Friday, April 26, 2024

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Harrelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services

1251 US Highway 221a, Forest City, NC 28043

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Memorial Service

Saturday, April 27, 2024

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Harrelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services

1251 US Highway 221a, Forest City, NC 28043

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