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Friday April 5th, 2019
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Saturday April 6th, 2019

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Jack Roland Pearce Jr.

Jack Roland Pearce, Jr. 55, of Taylorville passed away on April 2, 2019 at his home. He was born on October 2, 1963 in Taylorville, the son of Jack R. and Susan R. (Brooks) Pearce. Jack married Jill Taylor on November 13, 1993 at the Taylorville Country Club. Jack graduated from Taylorville High School in 1981 and attended Rochester Community College, Rochester, MN. He was a diehard Minnesota Vikings football fan. Many remember Jack from Ray’s Place and McCarty’s restaurants before starting a career in Illinois State Government. He worked for the Secretary of State and the Illinois Human Rights Commission in several positions, including legislative liaison. Himself an Alpha-1 patient, he went on to work for CSL Behring as a Patient Advocate. He formed valuable friendships with Alpha-1 patients and their families from across the country. Through social media, he was able to maintain those friendships even after travel was no longer possible. Jack was raised with a strong community-minded appreciation for Taylorville and Christian County. He served on the Christian County Board for nearly twenty years. Jack was a member of the Taylorville Evangelical Free Church where he played guitar with the praise team. He enjoyed free time as a social member at the VFW, spending time with his rescue beagles, Abby and Minnie, playing guitar, watching sports, arguing politics and soaking up the summer sun. 

Jack is survived by his wife, Jill Pearce of Taylorville; son, Jack Pearce, III of Springfield; mother, Susan Pearce of Taylorville; sister; Jo Beth Pearce of Taylorville; nephew, Matt Pearce of Taylorville; aunt, Becky Mazzotti of Taylorville; cousins, Shelli Smith (husband Marty) and Lori Hart (husband Dave), Clark, Clyde, Chuck and Jay Pearce and their families; father-in-law, Jerry and wife Dotti Taylor of Morrisonville; mother-in-law Joann Taylor of Taylorville. He will be sadly missed by his numerous other in-laws, extended family members and friends.  He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Joe and Maxine Brooks, Jr. and Clyde and Mable Pearce; father, Jack Pearce, Sr., Uncles John Mazzotti and J.C. Pearce, and Aunt Marilyn Pearce.

Visitation will be on Friday, April 5, 2019 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 6 at 10:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home with Pastor Don Beetem officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville. 

The family asks that you consider memorials in Jack’s honor to Taylorville Memorial Foundation, earmark Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services (www.taylorvillememorial.org/Foundation/Giving) the Christian Country Animal Control 300 S. Baughman Road, Taylorville or the Taylorville Evangelical Free Church 319 S. Washington St, Taylorville.

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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I met Jack when he was working for CSL Behring as a Patient Advocate. He spoke at one of my first Iowa Support Group meetings in 2007. Jack helped many, many people while he worked for CSL. He gave them hope, education and encouragement. He continued to help those Alpha-1 friends he stayed in contact with through social media. I will truly miss him. He kept an amazing, positive attitude. My condolences and prayers for Jack's family.

Peg Iverson Apr 9 2019 12:00 AM

Mrs. Pearce, Jodi, Clyde, Chuck you will be in my thoughts and prayers. Jack was acaring friend. May he rest in peace.

Greg Francis Apr 6 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss Jill and family you all are in my thoughts and prayers, I couldnt make it to the visitation due to work but I was with you in spirit. Again Im so sorry he was taken from all of us way too soon!!

Karyn Herndon Apr 6 2019 12:00 AM

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Expression of Sympathy Apr 5 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jack Pearce Jr.

Mike Keene Apr 5 2019 12:00 AM

Jill and Susie, You are in in my thoughts and prayers.
Martha Zimmerman

Martha R Zimmerman Apr 5 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jack Pearce Jr.

Kerry Ward Apr 4 2019 12:00 AM

I was fortunate to have known Jack since grade school. He was always the sweetest guy! Always happy! He may have been small in statue but large in life! Im sure his family knows the imprint he left on Taylorville. You must be proud! What a great guy! No words can remove the heartache for those who love Jack. but you have been blessed with an amazing example of strength, perseverance and grace! He will always be in your hearts - simple open yourselves to his presence - how blessed are you!
Debra Beane - Bavetta

Debra Beane - Bavetta Apr 4 2019 12:00 AM

I was saddened to learn that Jack had passed. My late husband and I became acquainted with Jack when he worked at Ray's Place/McCarty's and were very fond of him. I think he and my husband even played a round of golf at one time. I know for a fact that he made the absolute best Brandy Alexander anywhere. He will be missed.

Carol Thomas Apr 2 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jack Pearce Jr.

Janet (Bentley) Lane, Peoria, Il Apr 2 2019 12:00 AM

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