Posted: Oct 04, 2019
Stephen Lamar Pearce, 68, of Bryan went to be with the Lord on September 29, 2019.
A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 11:30AM at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Graveside service and interment to follow at Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery.
Stephen was born to Stephen D. and Mable (Rawls) Pearce on November 25, 1950. He was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend.
He graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School in 1969. In 1972, he enlisted in the US Army serving in Germany where he developed a love for traveling. After his time in the service he advanced his education at Texas A&M University where he received a B.S. in Industrial Technology in 1978, an M.B.A in 1985, and a Ph.D in 1995.
Stephen worked for over 11 years at TAMU in many capacities. After retiring from the university, he began a successful career as a consultant and speaker specializing in inventory management and industrial distribution. Later Stephen started his own software development firm which created computer-based solutions for problems facing industrial distribution companies and wholesalers.
Stephen married Rhonda Greig in 1982 and began a wonderful and adventurous 37 years of marriage. Stephen's greatest joy was raising his sons - the oldest being Josh. Leo, Adrien, Hoyko, Matthias, and Clement came into his life as foreign exchange students. He loved being a mentor to these young men and developed a special bond with each. Stephen also traveled extensively, enjoyed flying and competitive shooting, and had a great love for new adventures.
Stephen is preceded in death by his parents, and his son, Joshua D. Gray.
Stephen is survived by his wife Rhonda D. (Greig) Pearce; his sons, Leander (Leo) Schlicht, Adrien Kehlstadt, Hoyko Herlyn, Matthias Ibach and Clement Gregoire; his brother Richard Pearce and wife DeDe; and his aunt, Joan (Rawls) Martin. He is also survived by many loving cousins, in-laws, nieces, nephews and a host of longtime friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the following: The Joshua Davis Gray Memorial Scholarship at St. Joseph Catholic School, Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery, (both can be reached at 507 E. 26th Street, Bryan, TX 77803), or a charity of your choice.