Chester Ray Pearce, 87, of Taneytown MD entered into Gods eternal care on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at his home, surrounded by family.
Chester was a graduate of Damascus High School, Class of 1953. He often talked of working at his Uncle Roscoe’s Shell station in his early years making twelve cents a week. He served twenty years in the United States Army having been stationed in Korea twice, Germany, Alaska, Colorado, Texas, Virginia, and Maryland, retiring in 1977 as a Master Sergeant E-8. He then worked for Taney Corporation in Taneytown, MD for twenty years as a machinist. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion Taneytown, MD and the VFW Harney, MD. He enjoyed coin collecting, reading and spending time with his family. Fondly known as “Ray,” “Dad” and “Pap” he was loved and will be greatly missed.
Mr. Pearce is survived by his three children: daughter, Dana Wertz of Hanover, PA. sons, Doug Pearce of Taneytown, MD and Daryl Pearce and companion Sandy Crowe of Taneytown, MD siblings: sister, Ruby Bellison and husband Bob of Damascus, MD, brothers, Roscoe Milton Pearce of Damascus, MD and Harry Alvin Pearce and wife June of Mount Airy, MD grandchildren: Chad Eyler, Maxwell Wertz, Nikolas Wertz, Alexander Wertz, Tyson Wertz, Felicia Pearce, Heather Pearce, Rachel Hahn and Robbie Bowers as well as several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, George Hamilton Pearce in August 2013 and son-in-law, Andrew Wertz in April 2013.
A memorial service will be held 1p.m. Friday, August 13, 2021 at the Molesworth – Williams Funeral Home, 26401 Ridge Road, Damascus, MD. A mask or face covering is required while inside the building. Interment will follow at the Damascus Methodist Cemetery.
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