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William Pearce

July 15, 1945 — January 17, 2018


William O. “Bill” Pearce, 72 of Pleasant Hill, was born July 15, 1945, in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of Walter O. and Ida A. (Toliver) Pearce.  He departed this life, Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at the Lee’s Summit Medical Center.

Bill was a 1963, Kansas City Northeast High School graduate. He was a United States Air Force Vietnam War Veteran serving in Thailand and Vietnam as a dog handler.

On March 4, 1972, he was united in marriage to Cecil A. Baldwin in Pleasant Hill. She preceded him in death on August 4, 2005.

Bill was employed as a Machine Maintainer for the Union Wire Rope company. He had also been employed as a security officer for the Pine Bluff Arsenal in White Hall, Arkansas, at Ft. Leonard Wood, and at the Richards Gebaur Air Force Base, Grandview.  He was a member of the Grace Family Fellowship, Pleasant Hill.  He enjoyed performing as a Civil War re-enactor and working with his animals on his farm. He most recently enjoyed playing Pokémon Go.

Bill was also preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by three Children, Tonya Pearce, Weslee Pearce, and Mysti-Ane´ Pearce, all of Pleasant Hill; other relatives and friends.

Cremation has been accorded.  A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 24, 2018, at the Pleasant Hill V.F.W. Post #3118, with full military honors by the Pleasant Hill V.F.W. Honor Guard.  Following the service the family invites you to stay for food and fellowship.

Memorial contributions are suggested to be made to the family and may be sent in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.

Arrangements: Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong St., Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 (816) 540-5550.

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