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Kingwood Funeral Home

22800 Highway 59 North, Kingwood, TX

OBITUARY

Daniel Kain Pearce

October 27, 1994May 15, 2020
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Daniel Kain Pearce, known affectionately as Danny to his friends and family, passed away at his home on May 15th, 2020. A memorial visitation will be held at Kingwood Funeral Home on Sunday May 24th beginning at 3pm. Please join us as we say goodbye and remember him together. “It is not length of life, but depth of life.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Danny was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on October 27th, 1994 to his parents, Paul J. Pearce and Starr H. Pearce. As a small boy, growing up in Alabama, Danny enjoyed playing soccer, swimming, riding his bike EVERYWHERE, and spending time with his cousins Morgan, Noelle, Jennifer, and Shayne (all from whom he rarely separated). When he was six years old, Danny made the big move to Kingwood, Texas with his parents and new baby brother Charlie.

Always on the go, Danny wasted no time after arriving in Kingwood. He quickly made his close group of friends (many of whom are still by his side today) and became involved heavily in sports and activities. With his second baby brother Billy arriving mere months after the move to Kingwood, Danny quickly had his hands full as the oldest son in the family. On any given day as a young man, he had his parents running to Boy Scouts events, football games, swim meets, and baseball practice. Yet somehow, Danny still found the time to spend with his brothers, even building a bicycle for his brother Billy when the boys were both avid BMX riders.

However, it was during his time at Kingwood Park High School that Danny would get his first taste of what would later become his passion. Enrolling in the Auto Collision course during high school unearthed a talent and drive in Danny that followed him for the rest of his life. With the close instruction and support of his most beloved teacher, Jeff Wilson, Danny came out of high school with his heart set on mechanical work.

After graduating from Kingwood Park High in 2013, Danny decided to head back to his home state of Alabama to attend Shelton State Community College. There, he began his education in welding while also slinging bacon and eggs as a cook at Waffle House, a job he enjoyed and often remembered fondly. He eventually returned to Texas to begin working his trade and to continue his schooling at Lee College in Baytown, TX. No matter what kind of work Danny found himself doing while he was in school, there was always the guarantee that it was outdoors and required the skilled use of his hands.

Danny’s ultimate dream was to be a pipeline welder that traveled the remote parts of the country for his work, and each step he took was to that end. He was greatly impacted by the guidance of Gary Clark, a longtime family friend and cherished mentor, as well as his former boss, Frank Schomer. The time spent with Gary and Frank prepared Danny for the success he ultimately found in his position with Brad King at Dealermade in Kingwood, TX. Not only was Danny doing what he loved as a welder and designer, he had finally been promoted into his first supervisory role as the shop foreman. It was in this role that he worked harder than ever before.

Even then, despite all his work, success, and the pressures that come with adulthood, Danny made time for his hobbies and his family. He had become a big brother once again - this time to a little sister, Annie, whom he adored and lavished with affection. When he wasn’t working or helping with his younger siblings, Danny loved to be with his friends outdoors. You could often find him grabbing a game of golf with his closest buddies, or on his way up to Coldspring, TX for some camping, hunting, and quiet solitude among the trees.

As short as Danny’s life may have been, none of us could refute the fact that he lived it on his own terms. He worked hard, loved his family, and stayed connected to the things that gave him the most joy. He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Pelham Glenn Pearce, and his grandmother, Melva Thompson Pearce. He is survived by his mother Starr Hudson Pearce, his father Paul Jason Pearce, his siblings Charles Thompson Pearce, William Preston Pearce, and Anna Lee Pearce, his grandparents David Lee Hudson and Starr Rives Hudson, as well as his step-mother, Katie Lavois Pira.

While the family welcomes flowers in loving tribute to Danny, donations may also be made to either of the following charities in his name.

Epilepsy Foundation https://donate.epilepsy.com/donate

United Cerebral Palsy https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/UnitedCerebralPalsy

Services

  • Memorial Visitation

    Sunday, May 24, 2020

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Daniel Calderon

May 24, 2020

I knew Danny in his leisure time. I got to speak with and know him in a place where he felt comfortable and among friends. It did not take long from meeting him to know that he was an honorable man perhaps the most honorable man I have met. He worked hard with talent and certainty. He's a man who could fly higher than any station. He was friendly, calm, and always respectful. He was not one to cause friction or step over a line. His passing is a tragedy that I will feel forever. The world is colder having lost him. I encourage his loved ones to celebrate his life forever and remember the good feelings he brought. Remember that Danny was the man. The best man. He will always remain in my heart as a young man who could accomplish and achieve anything because he had the talent the strength and the character to be great. I wish he had more time. I wish we all had more time with him. Danny Pearce the most honorable of men will forever be a symbol of what people should aspire to be. Farewell my brother may you rest among the stars and in our hearts forever.

Tyler Bond

May 24, 2020

Words can’t describe how sad I am for the loss of Danny. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of his friends and family. Danny was a cool kid with a free spirit from the time he was born until the time he left us. We should all take a lesson from him to live life to the fullest and cherish the time we have with those we love.

Peace and love - Tyler

Jeff Corbitt

May 23, 2020

Paul, I am so sorry for your loss.
I remember when I first moved to the Birmingham area. We took Danny to the LSU/ Bama game. I was telling Danny that LSU were the bad guys. You stopped me and explained that kids can take things literally. And you were right. It was a lesson I carried into fatherhood.
You were the first to get married. The first to have children. The first to grow up and I admired you for it and still do.
I remember Danny as a good natured young man who was being raised the right way and tried to emulate that with my own children.
Christine and I are praying for you and your family.

Brian Baggett

May 23, 2020

Sorry for your family's loss

Debi McGee

May 23, 2020

Danny was a joy to be around. He had a quick wit and a quick smile. His family was always at the forefront. This was evident by his special relationship with his siblings, especially the youngest, Annie, and she him. I can't imagine the pain and anguish you must feel at losing your child. Heaven received a gift. Danny's earthly imprint will be forever felt by all he touched. My heartfelt prayers for your loss go out to you and your family.
Debi

Jacob Clark

May 22, 2020

So many years of meaningful memories. The pain of his loss is to much for words.
Danny stood by me at my best and worst times. He was trusted and counted on by all of his friends.
He will always be one of the best friends I ever had, and I will cherish the years I had with him.

Suzy Carnecchia

May 22, 2020

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Pete Medina

May 21, 2020

Daniel was enrolled in my welding class this semester, we often talked about his job and his welding career. Hard working person with ambition, Good lord received a fine young gentleman, I miss seeing him in class.
Pete

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