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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Death of Bill Pearce

It is my sad duty to tell you that Bill Pearce of the Ranger Bill episode Christmas Pageant with Bill Pearce and also announcer for Ranger Bill went home to his Lord some time in the night between Tuesday Feb. 23 and Wednesday Feb 24. Bill was 87.
Bill will be missed by his many fans from over 25 years with Moody Radio as well as his many years on Nightsounds Radio with Bill Pearce. I understand that Bill passed away at a nursing home in Xenia, Ohio.
I will post his obituary as soon as I can locate it.

1 comment:

Stretch said...

Bill Pearce - Xenia, OH - Bill Pearce, pioneering radio broadcaster and founder of the Nightsounds radio program (WMBI, Moody Bible Institute), based in Chicago, died Tuesday, February 23, 2010. He was 83. Bill died at Legacy Assisted Living Retirement Community in Xenia, OH from complications of Parkinsons disease. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and was known for his mastery of the trombone. Bill is survived by six children; sons, Bryan, Glenn and Randy; daughters, Marcia Johnson, Laurie Spejcher, and Shannon Johnson, 14 grandchildren; a brother, Rowan Pearce, Jr.; sister- in-law, Jeanne Pearce; and a brother-in-law, Paul Hopkins. Bills dear sister Jeanne Hopkins passed away in November of 2009. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial gifts and condolences can be sent to Nightsounds, P O Box 29, Wheaton, IL 60187 or to www.NeeldFuneralHome.com.

Published in FLORIDA TODAY on February 26, 2010