Edward Samuel Pearce, Jr.

Edward Samuel Pearce, Jr.

Edward Samuel Pearce, Jr.
March 10, 1943 – September 19, 2019

Edward Samuel Pearce, Jr., age 76, died Thursday, September 19, 2019.  Son of the late Edward S. Pearce, Sr. and Mary Lib Eddins Pearce. He was born, March 10, 1943 at Chelsea Naval Hospital in Chelsea, Massachusetts.  A graduate of Wakelon High School class of 1961 and a proud U.S. Army Veteran; he spent his entire career in the electric motor business.  In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by nephew, David Pearce and daughter-in-law, Lucy Pearce.

Funeral Service, Sunday, 2pm, Zebulon Baptist Church. Burial to follow at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens.

Edward is survived by his wife, Judith Creech (“Pete”); son, Edward S. Pearce, III of Raleigh; his only grandchild, Chandler Pearce of Charlotte; brothers, Michael (Linda) and Tim (Julie) both of Youngsville.  He is also survived by nephews, Vann (Emily) Pearce of Arlington, VA, Stephen (Leslie) Pearce of Raleigh, John (Sara) Pearce of Raleigh, Corey (Colette) Creech of Reston, VA, Andrew Pearce of Chapel Hill; and a niece, Candace Creech Caldwell (Kevin) of Cumming, GA; sister-in-law, Anne C. White of Zebulon and brother-in-law, Randy (Judy) Creech of Bluffton, SC; 5 great-nieces and 4 great-nephews.

Flowers are welcomed or memorials may be made to Zebulon Baptist Church or Transitions LifeCare.

Visitation, Saturday, 5 – 6:30pm, Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third St., Wendell.



  • Ruth Barnes Posted September 20, 2019 8:56 am

    Heartbreaking news. Edward was a kind soul and will be greatly missed. He is with the Lord now and no longer in pain. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Ruth Ann

  • Sid Holmes Posted September 20, 2019 9:39 am

    A good friend and a Steller Wakelon Bulldog!
    Bless you Pete. You are in my prayers.
    Love always!

  • Jimmy Johnson Posted September 20, 2019 2:18 pm

    Edward Jr, Michael and Me spent many a Sunday afternoon after our Mama Pearce’s Sunday Lunch running the mules, climbing in the barns and generally terrorizing the Pearce Farm our on the country. All three of us loved being together and acted more like three brothers than two brothers and one cousin. Yes Edward Jr. was the quiet one and was kind to everyone. His memory will always be with me. Rest In Peace cousin

  • Jamie Ayscue Posted September 21, 2019 8:27 am

    We are so very sorry for your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We always enjoyed seeing Edward so much and he was just so friendly and caring. With love- David, Jamie and James Ayscue and Bobbie Campbell

  • Jimmy Johnson Posted September 22, 2019 8:38 am

    Edward Jr, Michael and I spent many fun Sunday afternoons chasing the mules, climbing in the barns and generally terrorizing the Pearce family farm after a big Sunday lunch prepared by our grandmother “Mama Pearce”. I have fond memories of those days. Edward was always the kind one while Michael was the funny one. I could not wait to get there to play with them. Rest In Peace Cousin.

  • Mike & Maggie White Posted September 22, 2019 2:30 pm

    So sore for your loss. Just read the obituary. Our prayers are with you.

  • Elliott Robinson Posted September 24, 2019 7:32 pm

    This news comes at a total shock. I’ve been out of touch for too many years and was out of town last week, missing Ed’s obituary until today. Many fond memories of many good times with a good friend! May the Good Lord be with you all.

  • Michael Pearce Posted October 1, 2019 1:50 am

    He is my brother. Our Dad called him steady Eddie. The most truthful & honest man i ever knew. Everyone loved him. Extremely dedicated to family & job. I once asked him had he ever told a lie. His reply, no never had too. He will be missed by everyone who knew him. Men like him are very rare. Heart of gold. Rest In Peace my Brother!

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