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Mark E. Pearse

Mark E. Pearse, 51 of Taylorville passed away on Sunday, April 25, 2021, at 4:09 a.m. in rural Taylorville, as a result of a motor vehicle accident. He was born on November 14, 1969 in Hillsboro, IL the son of Larry Pearse and Gloria Barclay. He married Terressa Fox on September 25, 1997 in Stonington, IL. He recently retired from the Illinois Department of Corrections after working there for over 30 years. He also served in the Army National Guard for 6 years. Mark loved to play cards, coach his children’s sports teams, play golf and hunt. His greatest passion in life was spending time with his family, especially his kids and grandkids.

He is survived by his wife: Terressa, children: Brittney Womack (Tod Gunther), Amber Pearse, Malique Pearse, Nevaeh Pearse, Zariah Pearse all of Taylorville, IL, grandchildren: Lyndon and Emry Gunther, Father: Larry (Debbie) Pearse of Nokomis, IL, Sister: Dawn Manuel (Tobi Simonton), Brothers: David (Cyndee) Pearse, Stephen (Mindy) Pearse, Tim (Jamie) Pearse, Josh (Kira) Barclay, Jerry Manuel, Mother-in-Law: Monica Fox, Sister-in-Law: Trina Szabo, Brother-in-Law: Kelvin (Denise) Fox and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother, Sister: Debra Ann Hussain and Father-in-Law: William Fox.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 from 4:00-7:00 p.m.at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL. Private family graveside services will be held at a later date in fraley Cemetery in Taylorville with Pastor Steve Switzer officiating.

Memorials may be made to the family C/O: Sutton Memorial Home 327 N. Clay Taylorville, IL 62568

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

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Worked with Mark from the day T'ville opened until I retired in 2003. He was an excellent officer. Sorry for your loss.

Charles Nichols Apr 30 2021 12:00 AM

For all of your family, we pray for your peace and the comfort from the Holy Spirit.
It has been many years since I taught Steve and Mark in second grade at Ohlman School. I still have many fond memories of the time and the students from those years.

Gerald and Carol Adden Apr 29 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Mark Pearse

Corley Lee Apr 28 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Mark Pearse

Nelson and Karen Aumann Apr 28 2021 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear of this unexpected loss. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.

Matt Huffman Apr 27 2021 12:00 AM

This is so shocking. I rented from Mark for 7 years. We became good friends. What I like most about him was that he was never judgmental and he always worked with me on anything to do with the house and payments etc. He was always happy and was never upset with us about anything. He would always have a whole car full of kids with him, his kids and grandkids and they would love to come in and see my kids for a few minutes and the oldest ones and Mark would love to razz my granddaughter because her name is Celyna and they would call her Selena Gomez. Then I would go to the y and see him with the kids at the y and he would talk about all the games he's been to and he worked at the prison and he did all this construction stuff and I was just amazed with all the stuff that he could do and keep up with. I will be praying for all the family. I know Mark will be okay in heaven but everyone else will have to deal with the pain of him not being here though he would want everyone to enjoy their life until we all meet again. May God hold you in his arms and give you peace amongst unimaginable circumstances.

Shelley Leonard Apr 27 2021 12:00 AM

you are in our hearts and prayers mark was a great guy, I will never forget the day he came to the house and our new standard poodle puppy was there and mark reach down to pet him. well, it scared our baby poodle and he peed all over Mark's shoe. Mark looked down and said did your dog just peed on my shoe? and Andy said well yes, yes he did and mark shook his head and said wonderful. he will be missed by all who knew him. may God lay his hand on your heart and give you rest.
Andy and Becky Hayden

Andy & Becky Hayden Apr 27 2021 12:00 AM

Mark was a kind, amazing man! Worked with him at the prison. So very sorry for his tragic death! May he Rest In Peace.

Barb Murray Apr 26 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Mark Pearse

Dennis & Sue Aumann Apr 26 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Mark Pearse

Melinda Sincavage Apr 26 2021 12:00 AM

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