Gary Bryan Pearce, age 82, of Midland, Texas, went to be with the Lord on November 27th, 2020, at his home of 54 years. He was born on May 19, 1938, in Lometa, Texas, to Bernie and Merle Pearce. Gary grew up in Richland Springs, Texas, where he met the love of his life, Glenda Myrle Till. Gary and Glenda were happily married for 66 years.
By the ripe old age of 20, they settled in Midland where they raised their three children. While working as a Fire Fighter, Roughneck and Electrician to put food on the table, Gary found his niche in the up and coming computer industry. He then went to work for Midland National Bank on the hardware side of mainframe computers. His hard work and dedication led him into an IT Supervisory position with Coquina Oil Co. After several oil industry mergers and takeovers, Gary eventually retired from Texaco Corp. in 2003.
Gary grew up loving any sport that involved a ball. He was a highly acclaimed athlete during his high school years in Richland Springs. Much of his time went toward coaching youth football and baseball. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He trained and showed horses. Gary loved to spend time on the golf course and sharing life stories. He was incredibly handy; there were not many things he could not build or fix himself. He loved his family and friends for which he would do anything.
Gary is survived by his wife, Glenda; his daughter, Rhonda Pearce Smith of Midland; son, Clellan Pearce and wife Linda of Parker, Colorado; son, Kevin Pearce and wife Cathy of Midland; sister, Sandy McHorse of San Saba, Texas; sister-in-law, Wanda Roberts of Bowser, Texas; grandchildren: Quentin Pearce and wife Jenny, Colby Pearce and wife Christi, Whitney Pearce Mayes and husband Marshall, Kyle Pearce and wife Kenzie, Kristopher Pearce, Ricky Lee Smith and wife Jennifer; and 15 great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Gary was preceded in death by his parents, Bernie and Myrle Pearce; and his brother, Clellan Pearce.
Visitation was held at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home on November 30th, at 9:30 a.m. Funeral Service followed at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service was held at Richland Springs Cemetery on December 1st at 1:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Heart Association, Alzheimer’s Foundation and Child Evangelistic Fellowship Midland Basin Chapter or the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be posted at <www.npwelch.com>.