Donald Pearce

September 19, 1935April 22, 2013

Donald Wayne Pearce, age 77, passed away April 22, in Killeen. A visitation for Mr. Pearce is scheduled for Friday, 10:00 am, at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home of Copperas Cove with the service to begin at 11:00 am in the Crawford-Bowers Chapel. Burial will be after the service at Central Texas State Veteran’s Cemetery.

Mr. Pearce was born September 19, 1935 in Corsicana, Texas to Everett H. and Novella (Lee) Pearce. At age 19, Donald entered the Army Reserves and served his country as a Radar Technician for over 28 years in the United States Army, which included two tours in the Vietnam Conflict. During his Vietnam service, he received the Bronze Star Medal with two oak leaf clusters, as well as numerous other awards.

He is preceded in death by his sister, Judy Oliver.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Martha Pearce, a son, Jerry Pearce (wife Ann), a daughter, Donna Williams (husband David), and a grandson, Kyle Pearce.

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  • Visitation Friday, April 26, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, April 26, 2013

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Ronald Anderson

April 26, 2013

Martha, so very sorry for your loss. I wanted so much to be at the funeral, but I just couldn't get away. I wanted to send flowers but until this morning had no idea where to send them. Angela, my daughter, sent me the obituary this morning. I tried several times to call you but I had an old number and it had been discontinued. Please give me a call at 580-536-2771 when time permits. Again my deepest condolences to you and the family. Love Ron and Ethel

April 26, 2013

Martha, my deepest sorrow for your loss. I wanted to attend the funeral, but circumstances prevented me from doing so. I didn't know about the funeral until this morning when Angela sent me the obituary. I tried to call you several times, but the number I had was an old one and had been discontinued. Please give me a call at 580-536-2771 at your convenience. Again my sympathy to you and the family.

Angela Anderson

April 26, 2013

Martha and Family: I can recall so many good memories of Don when we lived in Hawaii. I hurt so much for you all and Ronald, my father. He was so hurt to hear of Dons passing. You all are such wonderful people and I feel so blessed to have known you all for a great part of my life. My sympathy and prayers go out to you all.