Kenneth Hugh Pearce, Sr., 77, of Cornelius, North Carolina, passed away January 22, 2020.
He was born July 21, 1942 in Raleigh, North Carolina to the late Melvin Soloman Pearce and Virginia Kemp Pearce.
Kenneth is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Marsha Ezell Pearce; daughter, Monica Pearce Marsilio and husband, Jason Marsilio; sons, Gregory Scott Pearce, and Kenneth Hugh Pearce, Jr. and wife, Charlotte Hunter Pearce; grandchildren, Garrett Pearce, Hunter Pearce, Luke Pearce, Jordan Pearce, Austin Pearce, Justin Marsilio, and Julia Marsilio; sister, Sue Pearce Smith; as well as numerous nieces.
Kenneth was a graduate of Mars Hill College in 1964 and served as the first student body president of the college. He was employed for many years by DuPont and later retired from BBA Nonwovens. He enjoyed golfing and watching his beloved grandchildren play sports, and proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy.
Visitation will be held from 1:00 pm-2:00 pm, Sunday, February 2, 2020 at Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home, 16901 Old Statesville Rd., Huntersville, NC. A memorial service will follow in the funeral home chapel at 2:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Kenneth's memory to the American Heart Association, 10 Glenlake Parkway NE, South Tower Suite 400, Atlanta, GA, 30328 or via online at www2.heart.org.
The Pearce family is under the care of Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home & Cremation Services. Online condolences and memories may be left for the family at kepnerfh.com.