Samuel Clyde Pearce, Jr.

  • Born: December 15, 1934
  • Died: September 7, 2010
  • Location: Raleigh, North Carolina

L. Harold Poole Funeral Service

944 Old Knight Road
Knightdale , NC 27545
Tel. (919) 266-3646

Tribute & Message From The Family

Raleigh - Samuel Clyde Pearce, 75, died Tuesday, September 7, 2010 at Duke Raleigh Hospital. Clyde was born December 15, 1934 in Wake County to the late Annabelle Sanderson Pearce and Samuel Clyde Pearce, Sr. He and his loving wife, Alice Raynor Pearce were married on January 20, 1952. For many years he was owner and operator of Pearce's Exxon Station on New Bern Avenue in Raleigh. The friendships and trust of and for his customers continued for a lifetime. Spending time with his loving family and friends was so very important to him.

Funeral Service: 3:00 p.m. Friday, September 10, 2010 at Bethlehem Baptist Church
The family will receive relatives and friends prior to the service from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Burial: Church cemetery
Loving wife of 58-1/2 years: Alice Raynor Pearce
Children: Brenda and Richard Milam of Wake Forest
Marie and Dane Sallinger of Wake Forest
Keith and Melody Coats Pearce of Raleigh
Grandchildren: Stephanie Milam Gadd and David Gadd
Jennifer Milam Phillips and Shawn Phillips
Michael Milam
Zachary Sallinger
Daniel Sallinger
Joshua Pearce
Jordan Pearce
Mary Elizabeth Pearce
Great-Grandchildren: Ethan Montgomery Phillips
Rachel Waring Gadd
Sister: Margaret Pearce Grocki of Farmington, CT
Mother-In-Law: Mary B. Raynor of Raleigh
Clyde is also survived by many extended family and close friends.

In addition to his parents, Clyde is preceded in death by his sister, Ethel Pearce Lassiter.

Flowers are appreciated or memorial contributions may be made to Bethlehem Baptist Church, 8400 Poole Road, Knightdale, NC 27545.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Clyde was a loving and wonderful brother-in law. He was always there to give us love, encouragement, and share his wisdom. He was very honest and always set a great example for his family and friends. He loved his family unconditionally and that lives on in his wife, Alice and in each of his children, Brenda, Marie and Keith. Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us everyday. Unseen, unheard, but always near. Still loved, still missed and very dear. Death leaves a heartache, no one can heal;love leaves a memory no one can steal. Clyde, we will always love you.

Posted by George and Carolyn Albury    December 07, 2010

I was saddened to learn of Clyde's recent passing. He was a wonderful bossman for years, and I still think of him often. Few folks will ever know how much he helped me during the period 1973-1980 when I was a stuggling student, working multiple jobs. I would be delighted to elaborate.

Call me Mrs. Alice, when you get a chance. 336-643-9719


Posted by Lyle D. Hogan    September 12, 2010

I was so sorry to hear of Mr CLyde's (as we called him) passing. He was genuinely one of the sweetest people I ever met. I know that you will all miss him dearly as we will also. I know how much he loved you all because on just about every visit to our office he talked about you. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. I feel blessed to have known Mr Clyde and will always remember him as a sweet and cariing person.

Posted by Donna Denson, Wake Radiology Henderson NC    September 09, 2010

To The Clyde Pearce family, Thinking of you and remembering you in my prayers. Clyde was such a dear friend to me. He kept my car running for years and then I worked with him at Wake Radiology. He was truly a southern gentleman, always willing to help others whether he felt like it or not and I never heard him utter a complaint. He was a joy to be around.
Love in Christ, Faye Riddick

Posted by Faye Riddick    September 09, 2010

Alice, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of loss. Clyde was such a joy to be around. He always had such nice things to say, and he really cared about everyone, especially you and the family. He told us several times about the wonderful wife and family he had. He loved you very much, and I know you and the family is what kept him going. He was such a strong person and I always admired him for not giving up when a lot of people with his condition would have. We will all miss him very much.

Posted by Marie Pittman    September 09, 2010

I am sorry to hear about Clyde. He ment alot to my dad as well as to me. Our prayers are with the family. Eddie & Trish Lassiter

Posted by Eddie Lassiter    September 09, 2010

I worked with Clyde for a number of years at Wake Radiology! He was a joy to be around and I always went to him with my car issues before I took it to a garage. Being single, he looked out for me! we will all miss him here and my prayers go out to the entire family during this time! Kim

Posted by Kim Recser    September 09, 2010

Alice, we were sad to hear of Clyde's death. He was a wonderful man. I still remember the 1st time I met him when I stopped to at his Exon station in the late 60's to get gas. He was tellng me about his family and asked if we went to Bethlehem.
I am glad we had the opportunity to see him this past Sunday when he was alert and knew us.
Our love and prayers are with you and with your family during this difficult time.
Just know we love you and are thinking of you


Posted by Larry and Barbara Dickerson    September 09, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I am so sorry for your loss. Your family will always be in my heart and memories. It was an honor to care for you, your family, and Mr. Pearce. With heartfelt condolences, Brittain Wood, RN.

Posted by Brittain Wood, RN    September 08, 2010