Patrick Avery Pearce, 77, of New Bern, died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at CarolinaEast Medical Center, New Bern.
He served 22 years in the Marine Corps with two tours in Vietnam and one in Korea. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Havelock and VFW Post 7315 of Havelock, and was an avid UNC Tar Heels fan.
Service will be 9 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church, Havelock.
Burial will follow at Coastal Carolina state Veterans Cemetery, Jacksonville.
He is survived by his wife, Janice A. “Jan” Pearce; two sons, Patrick R. “Randy” Pearce of Wilson and Richard A. “Rick” Pearce of Raleigh; one daughter, Renee Zukerman of Wilmington; one brother, Steve Rich Lincoln, Neb.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Cotten Funeral Home, New Bern.
Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Havelock, 111 Hollywood Blvd., Havelock, NC 28532.