John L. Pearce

July 11, 1929 ‒ January 11, 2018

Mount Gilead, Ohio

John L. Pearce, age 88, of Mount Gilead, passed away Thursday morning, January 11, 2018, at Grant Medical Center.

He was born on July 11, 1929, in Galion, OH, to the late Malvern and Stella (Bowers) Pearce. John graduated from Tiro High School in the class of 1947.

John served in the United States Army during the Korean War.

On New Year’s Eve, of 1961, John married his love: Sally “Ruth Elaine” Ackerman in Johnsville, OH.

John dedicated his life to working hard on the family dairy farm. He also worked at Mt. Gilead Landmark in the feed mill.

He will be missed by his children: David L. (Kindra) Pearce of Mount Gilead, Brian L. (Angie) Pearce of Iberia, and Lisa (Bob) Bell of Brunswick, GA.; grandchildren: Cassey Pearce, Evan Pearce, Alyssa Pearce, Connor Bell, and Chase Bell; sister, Shirley Wilson; brother, Malvern Pearce; and many nieces and nephews.

John was preceded in death by his wife, Sally; his parents; brother, Charles Pearce; sisters: Effie Love, June Hunter, Patricia Andrews and Rosemary McAlinney.

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at 2:30 PM, in Northfork Cemetery with Clint Zeigler officiating.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Morrow County Veterans Council. (143 S Main St, Mt Gilead, OH 43338)

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to serve John’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting

  • I will always remember those summer visits to the farm. Uncle John and my dad just sitting together, enjoying just being together. Aunt Sally and my mom.chattering away in the kitchen. I hope they have all found each other in heaven. Prayers to my cousins, David, Lisa and Brian. Love you guys..

  • With Heartfelt Sympathy to the Pearce Family,

    May you rely on the God of all comfort to help you to endure the days ahead.

    ” God is our refuge and strength ”
    ( Psalms 46 : 1 )

  • Sending our love and heartfelt sympathy to all of John’s family. May God bless and comfort you in the days ahead. Love you!!!

  • David, Lisa, and Brian–I am so sorry for the loss of Uncle John. I know dad thought a lot of his brother as well as I. What good memories I have of the farm playing on hay bales and riding the back of the tractor . And of course, as Sue had said, Aunt Sally and mom staying up all night talking. Prayers and love to you all.

  • Lisa, David and Brian
    Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your father. May the peace that comes from the memories of love shared comfort you now and in the days ahead. Our prayers are with you and your family.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with my coworker, Brian and his family for your loss. My sincerest condolences,

    Dana Stulka

  • David, Lisa, and Brian,
    We were so sorry to hear about Uncle John’s passing. John and Sally were both very special to us and I have fond memories of them and your family during my years on the farm. The family get togethers were always special. Your dad and my dad were both great influences on my life. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families during this difficult time.

  • Many thoughts and prayers for all of you – keep your memories close!!

    Terry, Dawn, Dustin and Miranda

  • Dear Dave & Kindra,
    Please accept my sincere sympathy in the passing of Dave’s father.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family in this time.

    Tom Cahill
    Formerly of Central Soya Co., Inc.

  • Dear Ones,

    I am sure that the passing of your dear father will be a hard loss to endure.
    He was a good man and hard worker who was truly dedicated to his family.
    Thinking of you and praying comfort.
    Janenne Burgett

  • So sorry to hear about your fathers passing. He will be missed. He is in heaven now with the rest of our angels. Love and prayers for you all.