Obituary

Scott Pearce

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MARYVILLE, Tenn. — Scott David Pearce, 60, of Maryville, Tennessee, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family Sept. 10, 2016.

Born in Piqua, Ohio, he was the son of the late W. David and Charlyne Pearce. Scott was a 1974 graduate of Piqua Central High School. He retired after 20 years of service from the U.S. Air Force where he was stationed in Germany, Korea, England, Florida, Missouri, Nebraska and in Ohio. He received several honors, medals and awards throughout his military career. Scott also retired from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, where he worked in Bioenvironmental Engineering, then moved to Maryville, Tennessee, to pursue his passion of bass fishing.

While stationed in Omaha, Nebraska, he joined the Masonic Lodge and was involved with the Shriners for many years. Scott was a member of Faith Promise Church.

His greatest accomplishment was his family. He was a loving husband, father and papaw. He always put his family first. He loved to watch his grandchildren play their sports. He also loved to sit outside and watch his favorite birds. He created many wonderful memories with his family and will be greatly missed.

Surviving are his loving wife of 39 years, Debra Holloway Pearce; daughters, Melanie Cusmano and husband, Tony, and Michelle Pearce and companion, Josh Scheel; grandchildren, Taylor Cusmano, Pearce Cusmano and Jackson Pearce all of Knoxville, Tennessee; and a sister, Gail Pearce Staley and husband, Steve, of Piqua, Ohio; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, from 10 a.m. until noon at New Hope United Methodist Church, 8985 W. Mason Road, Sidney, Ohio, with the Rev. John Leighty officiating, with full military honors.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network in honor of Scott Pearce at 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 or a .


Published in Sidney Daily News from Sept. 14 to Sept. 15, 2016
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