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3001 Ryan Street, Lake Charles, LA

OBITUARY

Leonard J Pearce, Sr.

November 2, 1942October 12, 2018
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Leonard Joseph Pearce Sr., age 75, went to be with the Lord on Friday night October 12, 2018 at his home in Iowa, LA surrounded by his wife and children. He was born November 2, 1942 in Lake Charles.

He served the Lord at his church Bethany Baptist for over 45 years, retired as a Construction Boilermaker/ Welder after 30 years, proudly served in the United States Navy on the USS Ticonderoga CVA-14, worked as a crew-boat captain, a 4-H leader, youth baseball and basketball coach.

Throughout his life he enjoyed spending time with loved ones, social activities, being outdoors, raising farm animals, sports, racing horses and hunting.

He is preceded in death by his son, Barry Scott Pearce, father, William Harold Pearce, mother, Edna Marie LeBlanc Pearce, and brother, John Harold “Billy” Pearce.

He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Frances Marcantel Pearce, son, Leonard Joseph Pearce Jr., daughters, Jeanne Marie Pearce Davis and Sarah Elizabeth Pearce, grandchildren, Hunter, John Tanner, Brennon, Katelynn, Kelly, Tyler, Taylor, Nicholas, Madison, Mathieu, Jason Morgun, sister, Edna Mae Berglund, brother, Wallace Michael Pearce, 10 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, and other extended relatives.

He will always be remember as a strong and loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend to all.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, October 15, 2018 at Bethany Baptist Church in LeBleu Settlement, Louisiana. Rev. Francis LaRocque will officiate. Visitation will be held 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Hixson Funeral Home in Lake Charles. Visitation will resume 9-11 a.m. Monday at the church.

Donations made to the family will be sent to the Louisiana Baptist Children's Home in Monroe, LA in Leonard's Honor.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.JEHixson.com for the Pearce family.

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  • He is preceded in death by his son, Barry Scott Pearce, father, William Harold Pearce, mother, Edna Marie LeBlanc Pearce, and brother, John Harold “Billy” Pearce.

    He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Frances Marcantel Pearce, son, Leonard Joseph Pearce Jr., daughters, Jeanne Marie Pearce Davis and Sarah Elizabeth Pearce, grandchildren, Hunter, John Tanner, Brennon, Katelynn, Kelly, Tyler, Taylor, Nicholas, Madison, Mathieu, Jason Morgun, sister, Edna Mae Berglund, brother, Wallace Michael Pearce, 10 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, and other extended relatives.

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Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, October 14, 2018

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, October 15, 2018

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Phil Wells

November 20, 2018

Good by old friend, we attended Landry together and also LaGrange senior high. I always admired and respected you as a strong no nonsense person. I have not seen you in around 55 years. Rest in peace, sympathy to your family..

odette dougherty

October 24, 2018

i have had the pleasure for a couple of months to know this man and his family he was always smiling when we came to pick him up praying for the family

Sherry Devereaux Ferguson

October 17, 2018

I am a member of of Leonard's graduating class at LaGrange. I am so sorry to learn of his passing. I wish you all comfort and peace in this difficult time.

Maxene Roberts/Dawsey

October 15, 2018

So sorry for your loss and just wanted to let you know my thoughts and prayers are with you, Mary Francis and family during this time of grief.
Maxene Roberts/Dawsey

Michelle Schexnayder LeBleu

October 14, 2018

Mr Lynn was such a kind hearted man. He was so thoughtful and helpful when we were showing livestock in 4-H. He will always be remembered. Prayers to all of the family and loved ones during this difficult time.

Sandra Fisher Taveney

October 14, 2018

I am so sorry to hear of Leonard's passing. My condolences and prayers to Mary and the family. Leonard was a friend since high school and that continued throughout our lives, even though our paths only crossed occasionally. He talked my husband and I into bidding on a 4-H animal with the words "It will help the bidding, you won't actually buy the animal". I had that black-faced lamb for 7 years on my property in LeBleu Settlement. Love you, Leonard, rest in peace you fought a brave fight.

Doris Marcantel

October 14, 2018

We remember Leonard as always wanting to be of help to all that he could. He gave Christian example. He was a loving and giving man. Praying that his wonderful family will be comforted with all their memories with him. We love you Mary and all the family. Sincerely, Brother and Doris

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Biography

Leonard Joseph Pearce Sr., age 75, went to be with the Lord on Friday night October 12, 2018 at his home in Iowa, LA surrounded by his wife and children. He was born November 2, 1942 in Lake Charles.

He served the Lord at his church Bethany Baptist for over 45 years, retired as a Construction Boilermaker/ Welder after 30 years, proudly served in the United States Navy on the USS Ticonderoga CVA-14, worked as a crew-boat captain, a 4-H leader, youth baseball and basketball coach.

Throughout his life he enjoyed spending time with loved ones, social activities, being outdoors, raising farm animals, sports, racing horses and hunting.

He is preceded in death by his son, Barry Scott Pearce, father, William Harold Pearce, mother, Edna Marie LeBlanc Pearce, and brother, John Harold “Billy” Pearce.

He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Frances Marcantel Pearce, son, Leonard Joseph Pearce Jr., daughters, Jeanne Marie Pearce Davis and Sarah Elizabeth Pearce, grandchildren, Hunter, John Tanner, Brennon, Katelynn, Kelly, Tyler, Taylor, Nicholas, Madison, Mathieu, Jason Morgun, sister, Edna Mae Berglund, brother, Wallace Michael Pearce, 10 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, and other extended relatives.

He will always be remember as a strong and loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend to all.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, October 16, 2018 at Bethany Baptist Church in LeBleu Settlement, Louisiana. Rev. Francis LaRocque will officiate. Visitation will be held 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Hixson Funeral Home in Lake Charles. Visitation will resume 9-11 a.m. Monday at the church.

Donations made to the family will be sent to the Louisiana Baptist Children's Home in Monroe, LA in Leonard's Honor.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.JEHixson.com for the Pearce family.

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