Mr. Barry W. Pearce, 74, of Fayetteville, passed away on Sunday, September 26, 2021.
Barry served his country in the United States Air Force and was a proud Vietnam Veteran, for which he earned a Silver Star, a Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts. He was a Past Commander of the local Purple Heart Chapter #2226 in Fayetteville. He was also a proud North Carolina State University alum and avid supporter of the Wolfpack.
He truly enjoyed celebrating his Scots Irish heritage every year at the Highland Games held at Grandfather’s Mountain.
A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, at noon at Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery with Military Honors. Immediately following the service at Sandhills the family invites friends to attend a Celebration of Barry's Life at their home.
Barry is survived by his wife, Chris Pearce of the home; mother, Ellen Perry and husband Bobby of Durham; sister, Sidney Poppe and husband Charlie of Davidson; two brothers, Tracy Leonard and wife Michelle and Barry Leonard and wife Regina, all of Durham; two step-sons, Brandyn Lee and Nicholas Lee and wife Heather, all of Fayetteville; and one grandson, Axel Gunnar Lee.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sandhills Purple Heart Dinner, 439 Westwood Shopping Center, PMB 138, Fayetteville NC 28314.