Dr. Kim Pace Receives Humanitarian Service Award Posthumously
The family of Dr. Tony Kimball (Kim) Pace accepted the 2012 Sigmund Gruenwald Humanitarian Service Award at the August 2012 Annual Meeting. Dr. Pace succumbed to a year long battle with cancer May 14, 2012 in Clarksville TN.
Dr. Pace's widow Connie Pace, two sons Darrell and Jason, Kim's parents Tony and Nina Fay Pace and Kim's bother Russell were present to accept the emotional presentation of the award. Kim practiced dentistry in Clarksville TN for 32 years. During that period of time Kim worked tirelessly for the then named Concerned Dentist Committee of the Tennessee Dental Association. Rising to Co-Director alone with his mentor Dr. Bob Goodrich ( Sig Gruenwald Humanitarian Awardee) Kim was the spearhead in interventions in dental healthcare workers lives.
In addition, Kim held all the officers position of the 8th District Dental Society a component of the Tennessee Dental Association and was a member of the Madison Street Church of Christ in Clarksville. Kim was scoutmaster of troop 514 for many years. Many of the former parents of scouts and scouts themselves attended Dr. Pace's funeral held on May 17, 2012.
Prior to Kim's death Dr. Jerry Karr (former Sigmund Gruenwald Awardee), Dr. Leon Stanislav (President Tennessee AGD) and Dr. Michael Garrett were able to make an informal presentation of this award to Dr. Kim at his home. Although weak and not feeling well, he greeted this group with a gracious smile and he mustered the energy to express his gratitude for this award.
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