YOUNGSVILLE - David Christopher Pearce, 46, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. Funeral service will be held Thursday, Jan. 26, at 2 p.m. at Saint Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Raleigh, with a graveside service to follow at Pine Forest Memorial Garden, Wake Forest.
David was born in Raleigh to Michael and Linda Pearce. He graduated from Broughton High School in 1988 where his friends lovingly knew him as "Droop." While at Broughton, David met his future wife, Paige Barefoot Pearce. He graduated from North Carolina State University in 1992 with a political science degree. He was president and owner of East Coast Electrical Equipment Company. While a courageous 20-year battle with Multiple Sclerosis provided him with many physical challenges, he never lost his passion for encouraging others to reach their fullest potential.
Surviving: his wife, Paige Barefoot Pearce; children, Coleman and Brooke Pearce; his parents, Michael and Linda Pearce.
Donations may be made to Transitions Life Care, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607, or National MS Society, P.O. Box 4527, New York, NY 10163 or Saint Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 7506 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh, NC 27615.
The family will be present from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, at Bright Funeral Home, 405 South Main St., Wake Forest.