Phil Lee Pearce

Phil Lee Pearce

Wilson, Wilson County, North Carolina, USA
Death 30 Jun 2011 (aged 58)
Monument, El Paso County, Colorado, USA
Burial Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, USA
Plot Lot 6, Row F, site 61
Memorial ID 72263510 View Source
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After a long battle with Alzheimer's, Phil peacefully passed away at his Colorado Springs home with his loving wife Chris by his side on 30 Jun 2011. He was born on 10 Apr 1953, in Wilson, NC, to Robert Lee and Martha Ann Pearce. Phil was most proud of his home state of North Carolina and his Southern upbringing. Since the early 1800s, for five generations, all his ancestors lived and grew up in Nash/Wilson County area. Phil came from a heritage that not only settled that part of NC but fought in every war beginning with the French and Indian War in the mid 1700s. Phil broke with family tradition by leaving the family home in North Carolina to attend the United States Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, CO. He received his commision as a Second Lieutenant at Academy, Class of 1975, and earned a Master's Degree from the University of Southern California. His military career included flying as instructor radar navigator in the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana and serving with the Lousiana and Alabama Army National Guard. He was a successful executive for Morton Thiokol, General Electric, Kilgore, Merck Medco Managed Care, and Advanced PCS Health Systems. His professional career culminated with the formation of two companies: Baffin Aviation Inc which offered air charter service and Churchill Lee Consulting for his professional expertise.

Phil was an active member of the Sunrise United Methodist Church of Colorado Springs and the Air Force Academy Association of Graduates Saber Society. He also supported the First Flight Society at Kitty Hawk, NC. His heroes were Douglas MacArthur, Winston Churchill, and Robert E. Lee. Phil built munitions, artillery shells, missiles, and jet, rocket, and infrared technology for the U.S. military and our Allies. He also constructed, at the time, the largest pharmacy distribution systems in the world. His love of flying and adventure was only surpassed by his passion for his family, friends, and Country. The comfort in this loss to all who knew Mr. Phil is that we will forever have the fondest memories of a great husband, father, friend, and classmate. Phil is survived by his wife of thirty-three years, Christine; three children, Sean, Shannon, and Brandon; and his brother Chris Jone Pearce.

Phil is off on his final flight as in Exodus 19:4: "I bare you on eagles' wings, and brought you unto myself."

We thank God for his life.
Rest in peace our courageous brother. Well done!


Major, U.S. Air Force Class of 1975; Beloved husband and father, To conquer the unknown

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