Lace E. Damron of Prichard

Lace E. Damron, 89, of Prichard, W.Va., died on Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House in Huntington, W.Va. He was the son of the late Alexander and Cassie Hall Damron. Lace was also preceded in death by his loving wife, Maxine Trenter Damron; son, Gary Lee Damron; granddaughter, Melissa Rae McGuire; brothers, Fred and Shirley; and sisters, Pauline Newman, Josephine Hatten and Nellie Chadwick. Survivors include son, Jerry (Brenda) Damron; daughter, Dianna (Richard) Jackson; daughter and loving caretaker, Linda Sue McGuire; granddaughters, Tamara (Greg) Reeves, Alicia (Mike) Patton, Tiffany Skidmore, Heather (Corey) Barrett, Amy (Mike) Schritter, Jodie Watts and Holly Jackson; great-grandchildren, Brody Reeves, Drake McGuire, Logan Schritter, Hunter Perdue, Nicholas Skidmore, Alexander Skidmore, Tia Skidmore, Camden Jackson and Ruby Maxine Barrett; and several nieces and nephews. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, having served aboard the U.S.S. Bunker Hill. Lace retired from Houdaille Industries and Tri-State Airport Authority. He was a faithful member of Centerville Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova, W.Va., and one hour before the service at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, at Centerville Baptist Church with Brother Don Dillon officiating. Burial will follow in Riggs Cemetery. Flowers will be appreciated, but those wishing to make a donation to Hospice of Huntington at P.O. Box 464, Huntington, WV 25709 or the Huntington City Mission at P.O. Box 3, Huntington, WV 25706 are encouraged to do so. The family would like to thank all in-home Hospice workers, especially Dennis Moore, Raymond Aliff and Debby Cline, Dr. Scott Mitchell and the staff at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, and Dr. Glenn Harper and staff for their compassion and kindness. Online condolences may be expressed at