About Us

Our Staff

Our staff's commitment to you 

Our staff is committed to providing support, compassion, information, and direction as needed to all members of our community, their families, and friends who are dealing with loss and grief.

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Dan Toler Funeral Director & Pace Stancil Memorial

Dan is fourth generation funeral director and grandson of J.W. and Lillie Pace Stancil and is a lifelong resident of the Cleveland area. Dan is a graduate of Sam Houston State University and Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service. He followed in the steps of his grandparents and is currently overseeing the operations of Pace-Stancil Memorials. Dan is married to Amy Toler who is with the Huffman ISD as Librarian. He is involed in the Liberty-Dayton Delta Waterfowl and enjoys his waterfowl hunts.

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West Smith Funeral Home Manager

West was born in Cleveland, but was raised in San Jacinto County, where he still lives with his wife Cassie and their two children Hayden and Carley. West was encouraged to explore possible career paths in the 8th grade at Shepherd Junior High School by school counselor, Glenda Blanchette. He wasn’t quite sure what funeral directors did, but felt led to find out more about the service they provided. His grandparents were good friends with the local funeral directors and his grandmother would carry him up to the funeral home where he would sit for hours asking questions. When he turned sixteen, he came to work for the funeral home doing anything needed to help out. He started out mowing the grass and washing the cars and helped out on funeral services when he could. After high school graduation, he attended Commonwealth College of Funeral Service in Houston then returned to Pace-Stancil to start his career in funeral service. West and his family are members of Calvary Baptist Church. West believes in volunteering; he and Cassie spend their time working with children in our community through the Shepherd FFA Alumni Association and San Jacinto County 4-H. He is a board member of Mercy Water Corp. He spends his time traveling the state with his family showing Red Angus Cattle and Boer goats.

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Donny Wall Funeral Director

Donny Wall was born in Cleveland and has been involved with the funeral home service industry since 1966. Donny Graduated from the Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service in Houston and then served his apprenticeship in Cleveland to the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home. Donny has years of experience caring for families and shares a goal with Pace-Stancil to provided an affordable service for families from all walks of life.

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Brandy Holston Office Manager

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Brent M. Harrison Funeral Director Dayton

Brent was born in Galesburg, IL and has been a resident of Dayton since 1994.

He is a graduate of Marcus High School class of 1990 (Flower Mound, TX), attended the Vernon Regional Junior College (Vernon, TX), and graduated from the Dallas Institue of Funeral Service in 1994.

Brent is the Manager of the Pace-Stancil, Dayton location, a member of the Dayton Volunteer Fire Department, the First United Methodist Church, Dayton Masonic Lodge #825, Dayton Noon Lions Club, Dayton Chamber of Commerce member/former director, a Certified Crematory Operator, 2011 Firefighter of the Year, and Caretaker of Magnolia Park Cemetery.

Brent has two children, Ally and Trace Harrison.

He enjoys hunting, wood working, gardening, cattle, and his dogs.

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Haley Price Funeral Home Assistant

Haley grew up in Shepherd, Texas where she graduated from Shepherd High School in 2014. She is furthering her education at Lone Star College.

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C.B. Wells Funeral Assistant

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Kay Asbil Dayton Funeral Assistant & Office

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Deborah Shanks Dayton Funeral Assistant

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Sarah Rucka Dayton Funeral Assistant

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Dan Toler

Funeral Director & Pace Stancil Memorial

Dan is fourth generation funeral director and grandson of J.W. and Lillie Pace Stancil and is a lifelong resident of the Cleveland area. Dan is a graduate of Sam Houston State University and Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service. He followed in the steps of his grandparents and is currently overseeing the operations of Pace-Stancil Memorials. Dan is married to Amy Toler who is with the Huffman ISD as Librarian. He is involed in the Liberty-Dayton Delta Waterfowl and enjoys his waterfowl hunts.

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West Smith

Funeral Home Manager

West was born in Cleveland, but was raised in San Jacinto County, where he still lives with his wife Cassie and their two children Hayden and Carley. West was encouraged to explore possible career paths in the 8th grade at Shepherd Junior High School by school counselor, Glenda Blanchette. He wasn’t quite sure what funeral directors did, but felt led to find out more about the service they provided. His grandparents were good friends with the local funeral directors and his grandmother would carry him up to the funeral home where he would sit for hours asking questions. When he turned sixteen, he came to work for the funeral home doing anything needed to help out. He started out mowing the grass and washing the cars and helped out on funeral services when he could. After high school graduation, he attended Commonwealth College of Funeral Service in Houston then returned to Pace-Stancil to start his career in funeral service. West and his family are members of Calvary Baptist Church. West believes in volunteering; he and Cassie spend their time working with children in our community through the Shepherd FFA Alumni Association and San Jacinto County 4-H. He is a board member of Mercy Water Corp. He spends his time traveling the state with his family showing Red Angus Cattle and Boer goats.

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Donny Wall

Funeral Director

Donny Wall was born in Cleveland and has been involved with the funeral home service industry since 1966. Donny Graduated from the Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service in Houston and then served his apprenticeship in Cleveland to the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home. Donny has years of experience caring for families and shares a goal with Pace-Stancil to provided an affordable service for families from all walks of life.

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Brandy Holston

Office Manager
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Brent M. Harrison

Funeral Director Dayton

Brent was born in Galesburg, IL and has been a resident of Dayton since 1994.

He is a graduate of Marcus High School class of 1990 (Flower Mound, TX), attended the Vernon Regional Junior College (Vernon, TX), and graduated from the Dallas Institue of Funeral Service in 1994.

Brent is the Manager of the Pace-Stancil, Dayton location, a member of the Dayton Volunteer Fire Department, the First United Methodist Church, Dayton Masonic Lodge #825, Dayton Noon Lions Club, Dayton Chamber of Commerce member/former director, a Certified Crematory Operator, 2011 Firefighter of the Year, and Caretaker of Magnolia Park Cemetery.

Brent has two children, Ally and Trace Harrison.

He enjoys hunting, wood working, gardening, cattle, and his dogs.

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Haley Price

Funeral Home Assistant

Haley grew up in Shepherd, Texas where she graduated from Shepherd High School in 2014. She is furthering her education at Lone Star College.

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C.B. Wells

Funeral Assistant
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Kay Asbil

Dayton Funeral Assistant & Office
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Deborah Shanks

Dayton Funeral Assistant
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Sarah Rucka

Dayton Funeral Assistant