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Updated: 08/11/2014 04:25:09PM

Paul Douglas Pearce

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Paul Douglas “Doug” Pearce, 67, of Fort Myers, Fla., formerly of Charlotte County, Fla., and North Carolina, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, in Cape Coral, Fla.

He was born March 20, 1947, in Greensboro, N.C., to Percy and Dorothy Pearce.

Doug was of the Presbyterian faith. He was an entrepreneur, starting from the bottom, and he worked hard and built a successful retail furniture business, which he owned and operated for 20-plus years until he retired in 2004. Doug was known for his gorgeous blue eyes, and his undeniable charm. His larger-than-life personality would fill every room he entered. He always had an amazing story to share.

He loved his wife, he loved his children and grandchildren and was such a devoted son. Our family takes comfort in the thought that he is reunited with our mother, our brother, his parents, and is shag dancing to beach music up in heaven. He was deeply loved, and will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his five children, Melanie Hope Hunt of North Carolina, Elizabeth (Ray) Gray of Anderson, S.C., Melissa (Paul) McDaniel of Cape Coral, Summer (Erik) Halgrim of Fort Myers, and Kelly Pearce of Fort Myers; his siblings Donald (Carol) Pearce of Chipley, Fla., and Elizabeth Quinn of Port Charlotte, Fla.; one nephew; three nieces; as well as 14 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth “Beth” Pearce in 2004; as well as their son, Paul Pearce II in 2013.

A private family graveside memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014.

Memorial contributions in memory of Paul Pearce are suggested to Hope Hospice, 9470 Healthpark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908. Friends are invited to send condolences via the online guest book which can be found at

Arrangements are by Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral.

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