William E. "Bill" Pearce

PEARCE, WILLIAM E. "BILL," 91, passed away Saturday, February 23, 2013 at his residence.

He was born in Christiansburg, KY to John Clayton and Vertna Jane (Burns) Pearce.

Bill was an Installer/Repairman/Switchman for South Central Bell with 36 years service.

He was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church, a World War II Marine Corps veteran with 2 Purple Hearts and a member of the Pioneers of Bell South.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Raymond Pearce.

Survivors include his loving wife of 69 years, Claire Ann (Ferrara) Pearce; his children, Maureen Elizabeth Bacon and William Stephen "Bill" Pearce (Yvonne); six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Bill's funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Paul Catholic Church, 6901 Dixie Hwy., with burial to follow in Resthaven Memorial Park. Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. Monday at Owen Funeral Home, 5317 Dixie Hwy.

Expressions: . Online condolences: owenfuneralhome.com "HE WAS A REMARKABLE FELLOW"



Published in The Courier-Journal on Feb. 26, 2013