A Burkburnett native has died in California at age 103. That itself is a remarkable achievement but Lawlis Pace carried another legacy to the grave the Guinness world record for living the longest with a bullet in the head. Pace was born in 1909 in Burkburnett. When he was 8 years old his older brother accidentally shot him in the head with a 22 caliber rifle. It took his family a week to get him to a doctor in Dallas, who then told them it was too risky to remove the bullet, which was lodged in his bone below his left ear. He lived with the bullet, and partial blindness and deafness for the next 94 years. He wasn't awarded the record until he was 97 though, when his son and granddaughter were looking at a guinness book in a barnes and noble store and found out Lawlis had the then world record holder beat by 25 years.
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