Stanley Pearce
Stanley Pearce
  • September 9, 1938 - October 15, 2017
  • Corinth, Mississippi

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McPeters Inc. Funeral Directors
Corinth, MS 38834

Celebration of Life services for Stanley Dean Pearce, Sr., 79, will be held 11:00am Wednesday at Gaines Chapel United Methodist Church. Reverend Trey Lambert is officiating with burial in Oak Grove in Iuka, MS.

Family will receive friends Tuesday from 5:30pm to 8:00pm and Wednesday from 10:00 am until service time all at Gaines Chapel United Methodist Church.
Dean passed from this life to his Heavenly Home on Sunday, October 15, 2017 surrounded by his family. Dean was born in Itawamba County September 9, 1938. He attended high school in Fulton, MS, and then went to Itawamba Jr. College receiving his BS degree from Mississippi State University. He received his Master's Degree from MSU. He stared teaching at Corinth High School in January 1962. At the beginning of his career, he taught some math and physical science classes but most of his years concentrated on teaching chemistry and physics. During his career he was selected by students as the Star Teacher 12 times. He was a member of the Hall of Fame for teachers. He was a loving caring teacher who willingly gave time and effort to helping any student who needed it. He retired at the end of the 1995-96 school year.

Dean was a very involved in Gaines Chapel United Methodist Church having served in many different capacities. He was youth teacher and leader for many years. He later moved to the older group where he taught Sunday School until his death.

He is survived by his family who always meant the world to him; his wife, Jennie, who was his constant companion, his loving and devoted son Stan (special friend Tonya) and daughter Pam and husband Scott DeGroot. He had four grandsons who were his pride and joy. Henry & George DeGroot and Reed & Will Pearce. He leaves one brother Jackie Pearce and wife Patricia, his sister and brother in law Ken & Ann Saucier, his Aunt Maida Grisham who he has taken care of for a number of years, his church family and a host of very special family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Vira & Ellie Reed Pearce, brother Harold Pearce, his father and mother in law Ledgie & Katie Mae Grisham.

Pallbearers will be Stanley Horton, Billy Ashcraft, Thomas Coleman, DeWitt Bean, Dan Glidewell, Terry Payne, Scott Talley, Jimmy Thompson; Honorary Pallbearers will be Tim Bradley, Greg Williams, Billy Wayne Tyson, John Tomlinson, John & Diane Crubaugh, Harold & Mary Nell Fike, Kenneth & Patsy Coleman, Ida Bean; Dean's Sunday school class Mildred Norman, Christine Greening, Elizabeth Hammon, Marcia Glisson, Alva & Sherril Dalton.

In lieu of flowers, you may make donations to Gaines Chapel UMS, 1803 Highway 72 West, Corinth, MS 38834; Amen Food Pantry, P.O. Box 101, Corinth, MS 38835 or any other charity of your choice.

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