Roger N. Pearce, age 73, of West Alexandria, went home to be with Jesus on Sunday, June 11, 2023 at Soin Medical Center in Beavercreek, OH after many years of torment and toil this cursed world gave him. His battle was fought with vigor and strength that wasn’t seen in muscle but by tenacity and love for his wife, Janice after almost 55 years of marriage. Roger adored his bride. His home was never a boring place for him as he and Janice had 3 daughters, Kim, Gretch and Jessie. His love for his daughters was powerful and strong, but he always said, “had he known grandkids were so amazing, he would have had them first”. Hannah and Sydney had many wonderful adventures with their papaw. Roger never knew what having a son was like, but his son-in-law, Randy and grandsons Noah, Landon and Tristen gave him joy knowing he wasn’t alone with a house full of females anymore. His greatest delight came when he was told the Pearce legacy would continue through his two favorite little men, his great grandsons Joseph and Leo. Roger’s heart was full now. He was a collector of Hot Wheels, colored bottles and an auction guru. He enjoyed the odd and eccentric finds, antiques and other people’s junk. But he had no greater love than that for his family. Roger, Dad, Papaw - you will be missed, but you fought hard and the battle was won. Now you can rest and enjoy peace with your Saviour. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Dorothy (Goins) Pearce and sister Virginia Lehman. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Janice (Lehman) Pearce; daughters Kimberly Pearce, Gretchen Pearce and Jessica (Randy) Foust; grandchildren Hannah (Tristen) Cahall, Sydney (Landon) Warner, Noah Foust, Jacob Foust; special great grandsons Joseph and Leo; brother-in-law Dick Lehman; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 15, 2023 from 12:00 noon until time of funeral service at 2:00 pm at the Gard Funeral Home & Cremation Services (formerly Lindloff-Zimmerman), 67 W. Dayton Street, West Alexandria, OH. Burial will follow at Preble Memory Gardens in West Alexandria. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Leukemia Society at the James Cancer Center. Online condolences and other remembrances may be sent to the family by visiting www.gardfuneralhome.com.