05/23/04 — ROY R. PEARCE

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Roy Rogers Pearce, 59, of 142 Betty Drive, died at home on Friday after fighting a courageous battle with cancer.

Mr. Pearce was a carpenter in Wayne County for 42 years. He was beloved husband, father, brother and grandfather, and a special friend to many. He was born to Milton and Mary Pipkin Pearce on December 6, 1944. He was one of six children.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Carol Carter Pearce of the home; three children, Roy Wayne Pearce and fiancée, Melissa Bryan of Goldsboro, Kimberly Pennington of Grantham and David Milton Pearce of Goldsboro; four grandchildren, Trey and Taylor Pearce and Joshua and Jarred Pennington; three sisters, Lola Boswell of Goldsboro, Marlene Jernigan and husband, Jimmy of Charlotte and Pat Miller and husband, George of Pikeville; his mother-in-law, Thelma Pate and husband, Pete of Magnolia; several nieces and nephews; and very special friends, Junior and Shirley Toler and Family and Donna Gainey and Family.

Mr. Pearce was preceded in death by his mother and father, paternal and maternal grandparents, and two brothers, Donnie Pearce and Jesse Pearce.

Funeral services will be on Monday, May 24, at 3:30 p.m. at the chapel of Seymour Funeral Home with Rev. Jeff Toler officiating. Burial will follow in Pikeville Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Tony Pearce, Willie Spence, Doug Jernigan, Jamie Toler, Joe Wade and Robbie Hamm. Alternate pallbearers are David Pearce and Dwayne Pearce.

The family will receive friends Sunday night from 7 until 9:30 at the funeral home and at other times at the residence.

Special thanks to Wayne Oncology and Wayne Radiation for all their compassionate care of Roy with special consideration to Helen Harwood. Special thanks also to Community Health & Hospice.

(Written & Paid by the Family)

Published in Obituaries on May 23, 2004 10:49 AM