William G. Pearce, Sr., 89, originally of Brunswick, passed away Friday, January 18, 2019 in Tampa, Florida. He was born September 6, 1929 in Akron.
Bill was a Veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean war, attended Ohio University and taught school in the Brunswick and Brooklyn School systems, retiring as an assistant superintendent after 30 years in the school system. In his retirement, Bill built many homes and eventually retired with his wife, Joan to Bluffton, South Carolina. Bill very much enjoyed his large family, woodworking, golf and all sports.
Bill is survived by his four children, Cindy Cordray, Randy (Sharon) Pearce, Lance (Mary) Pearce and Bill Jr. (Heidi); Bill also leaves behind 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Joan of over 50 years.
The family will receive friends at 10 A.M., Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Brunswick United Methodist Church, 1395 Pearl Road, Brunswick. Service immediately following at 11 A.M.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or donate online at www.cancer.org