David Lee PearceDecember 3, 1936 ~ October 25, 2017 (age 80) 80 Years Old
David Lee Pearce passed away in his home in Raleigh on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 after a long illness. He leaves behind his wife of 41 years, Dr. Patricia Pearce, his daughter Dr. Amanda Roper, her husband William Roper, and their two daughters Madeline and Daisy.
He was born on December 3, 1936 to Luby Lee and Thelma Pearce and raised in Princeton, WV. He attended Concord University outside of Princeton for his BS in math, and University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA, for his M.Ed. He began working for IBM soon after, meeting his wife in Lexington, KY, where their daughter was born.
His first career was teaching mathematics in the public schools, from which he was recruited for IBM as a systems engineer and teacher. On his retirement from IBM he became an active advocate for women’s basketball with his daughter’s high school and club teams. He relished every opportunity to vacation by the sea or go sailing in the Caribbean. He enjoyed his lifelong passion of reading up until his final days.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 2:00PM in the Chapel of Bright Funeral Home 405 South Main St. Wake Forest, NC 27587. Friends may visit with the family immediately following the service.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Cure Alzheimer’s Fund (curealz.org) or to your local Alzheimer’s Association chapter.