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 Pace-Stancil Memorials & Funeral Director

Dan is fourth generation funeral director and great 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 Tarkington ISD as Librarian. He enjoys waterfowl hunts and is active in waterfowl conservation.

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West Smith Funeral Home Manager westsmith@pacestancil.com

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. 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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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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Deborah Shanks Dayton Funeral Assistant

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Sarah Rucka Dayton Funeral Assistant

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Todd Oubre Funeral Director

Todd Oubre has many years of experience in the funeral business and is dedicated to bringing the best service to our community. He was born in Port Arthur, Texas and graduated from Port Arthur Bishop Byrne High School in 1980. He received an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Diesel Mechanics from Lamar University in Beaumont in 1983 and an Associate of Science Degree in Mortuary Science from McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana in 1986. He moved to Dayton, Texas in February 1987 to work for the Sterling Family. Soon after moving to Dayton, he met Susan Davis and they were married in December of that year. Todd and Susan have one son, Matthew, who is a 2013 graduate of Dayton High School.

Todd has worked in the funeral business since 1982, has been a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer since 1988 and previously worked for the Pace-Stancil Funeral Homes in Cleveland, Dayton and Coldspring from 1993 to 2004.

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Danny Green Funeral Director danny.green@pacestancil.com

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Daisy Bordeau Funeral Director daisy.bordeau@pacestancil.com

Dan Toler

Pace-Stancil Memorials & Funeral Director
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Dan is fourth generation funeral director and great 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 Tarkington ISD as Librarian. He enjoys waterfowl hunts and is active in waterfowl conservation.

West Smith

Funeral Home Manager
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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. 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.

Donny Wall

Funeral Director
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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.

Brandy Holston

Office Manager
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Haley Price

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

C.B. Wells

Funeral Assistant
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Deborah Shanks

Dayton Funeral Assistant
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Sarah Rucka

Dayton Funeral Assistant
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Todd Oubre

Funeral Director
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Todd Oubre has many years of experience in the funeral business and is dedicated to bringing the best service to our community. He was born in Port Arthur, Texas and graduated from Port Arthur Bishop Byrne High School in 1980. He received an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Diesel Mechanics from Lamar University in Beaumont in 1983 and an Associate of Science Degree in Mortuary Science from McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana in 1986. He moved to Dayton, Texas in February 1987 to work for the Sterling Family. Soon after moving to Dayton, he met Susan Davis and they were married in December of that year. Todd and Susan have one son, Matthew, who is a 2013 graduate of Dayton High School.

Todd has worked in the funeral business since 1982, has been a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer since 1988 and previously worked for the Pace-Stancil Funeral Homes in Cleveland, Dayton and Coldspring from 1993 to 2004.

Danny Green

Funeral Director
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Daisy Bordeau

Funeral Director
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