SIKESTON - Devern 'Dink' Pearce, 94, died Sept. 21, 2019, at Hunter Acres Caring Center in Sikeston.
Born Dec. 23, 1924 in Vilonia, Ark., son of the late Louis and Vera Johnston Pearce., he was a Sergeant First Class in the U.S. Army before retiring.
He was married to Betty Lou Pearce who preceded him in death.
Survivors include: three sons, Randy Pearce, Ricky Pearce, and Micheal Timothy Pearce; one daughter, Janice Sturgill; one brother, Barty O. Pearce; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, O'Joy Pearce, Paul Pearce, Elmer Ray Pearce, Thomas Pearce, and Jesse Pearce; and one sister, Madean Smith.
Visitation will be held Wednesday from 11 a.m. until time of funeral services at 12:30 p.m. at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston. Johnny Hester will officiate.
Interment service will follow at 2 p.m. at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield, Mo. with full military honors.