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Graveside Service

Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery
Wednesday October 6th, 2021

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Barry W. Pearce

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.

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sf2arrows@aol.com Barry is the consumate friend and associate. We shared many a story and tipped a few Scotch drams together. He was a tremendous help to others and never missed a meeting if he needed to be there. The support he gave our Fort Bragg Chapter 2226 and the Department of North Carolina, Military Order of the Purple Heart was phenominal. A friend, comrade,and buddy, you name it and that was Barry. He did a lot for many people and will always be remembered for his laughter and humor. Although his charming wife Chris may disagree, but us fellows thought it good. It really saddened me to hear the news of his departure from our ranks. My heart goes to Chris in this trying time as she was the glue that held Barry together. Hand salute to a great couple of people.

Don Talbot Oct 3 2021 6:39 PM

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Don Talbot Oct 3 2021 6:38 PM

We became friends during our time in the NC Emergency Reserves. We remained friends until your passing. You will remain in my memories. I will drink a toast to you from the parting glass.

Jim Brewer Oct 2 2021 5:14 PM

RIP my friend. You have earned your just reward. My deepest condolences for your family and friends. You will be missed by many. Thank you for your service to our country.
Sincerely, Brenda Carter, Goldsboro/ Wayne County Purple Heart Committee Member .

Brenda Carter Sep 30 2021 5:35 PM