William Joel Pearre
May 5, 1927 – May 25, 2019
William “Bill” Joel Pearre, 92, of New Bloomfield, MO, passed away on Saturday, May 25, 2019, surrounded by his loving family at Summit Villa in Holts Summit, MO. Visitation will be held from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm on Thursday, May 30, 2019, at Debo Funeral Home in Holts Summit. Funeral services will follow at 3:00 pm at the funeral home, with Rev. Shane Crum officiating. Interment will be in Bull Cemetery with full military honors. Bill was born on May 5, 1927, in New Bloomfield, at the home of his parents Churchill and Etha Lorene (Rhodes) Pearre, who preceded him in death. He was married on November 11, 1950, at the home of Rev. Elmer Mundy in Sullivan, MO, to Wilma Jean Baysinger who preceded him in death June 10, 2004. In 1945 he graduated from New Bloomfield High School and then joined the US Army where he served in Korea during WWII. He retired from the Missouri Army National Guard as a Master Sergeant after 37 years of service. He was a member of Providence Baptist Church in New Bloomfield, and later became a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Jefferson City, MO. In his leisure time, Bill enjoyed spending time with friends and loved ones at his home in New Bloomfield. He spent many hours gardening, working on vehicles, tractors, and other projects in his home shop. He also enjoyed camping with Jean and a close-knit group of friends. Bill was always ready to offer a helping hand to friends and neighbors and was always willing to share his jokes and stories with those around him. Bill will be dearly missed by those who had the pleasure of knowing him. Bill is survived by his son, William Bruce Pearre (Joy) of New Bloomfield; two grandsons, Kevin Andrew Pearre and Justin Daniel Pearre both of Denver, CO; one brother, Almon Churchill Pearre (Mary Ann) of New Bloomfield, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Martha Margaret Stewart. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bull Cemetery or Immanuel Baptist Church, c/o Debo Funeral Home, 833 Court St, Fulton, MO, 65251. Online condolences may be made at www.debofuneralhome.com.
Bull Cemetery Association or Immanuel Baptist Church
c/o Debo Funeral Home 833 Court Street , Fults, Missouri 65251
- Visitation Thursday, May 30, 2019
- Funeral Service Thursday, May 30, 2019
William Joel Pearre
May 29, 2019
Bruce, Joy & family, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
May 28, 2019
I have many fond memories of Bill starting when I first joined the MOARNG in 1969 when I was transferred here from California. We had a lot of great moments together in the 735th Maintenance Battalion. He was a wonderful, cheerful, and positive soldier. A loyal and trustworthy comrade over many years. Thanks for the memories, Bill.
COL Greg Eskijian.
Joe & Aileen Bryan
May 28, 2019
To the entire Pearre family: Please accept our deepest heartfelt sympathy for Bill's passing. I knew Bill for 40 years and he was always interesting to talk with. My grandparents (Turner & Anna Beth) always spoke highly of him. America thanks Bill for his many years of military service. Bill Pearre was one of the "Good Guys". Semper Fidelis.
May 26, 2019
I am thinking of Billy Joe today, such a huge part of my childhood. I am so grateful to him and Jean for all my wonderful childhood summer memories-I love you.....Renee