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Arland E. Pearcy, Jr.

September 20, 1960 — December 28, 2022


Arland E. Pearcy, Jr.

Age 62 of Wilmington, Illinois and formerly of Joliet, Illinois, died unexpectedly on Wednesday morning, December 28, 2022 at Silver Cross Medical Center in New Lenox, Illinois.

Born September 20, 1960 in Mattoon, Illinois, Arland Edward is a son of Arland “Edward” Pearcy, Sr. of Diamond, Illinois and the late Linda Jean (Paden) Pearcy. He attended Laraway School and graduated from Joliet East High School with the Class of 1978. Following high school, Arland worked in the Steel Mills before gaining employment with the City of Wilmington Water Department. Most recently he had been working security.

On October 1, 1994, Arland married Brenda (nee Davis) in the First Presbyterian Church in Wilmington, and together they made their home together in Wilmington. Over the years, Arland took pleasure in playing baseball and fishing, and was a fan of all sports, particularly following the Chicago Blackhawks and Chicago Cubs. He enjoyed old movies and radio shows, and had a love of animals, especially his dogs. To his family he was known to be a gentle giant and never mean, vindictive or aggressive to anyone. Arland always enjoyed making people laugh and will be remembered for his witty sense of humor.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda; father, Ed Pearcy; two sisters: April Veerman of New Lenox and Georgianna (Jeff) Shenk of Braidwood; his mother-in-law, Annette Kincheloe, and brother-in-law, Douglas Davis, both of Wilmington, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arland was preceded in death by his mother, Linda Pearcy; brother-in-law, Brad Veerman; maternal and paternal grandparents, and his father-in-law, Benjamin Kincheloe.

Cremation rites have been accorded.

The family will receive friends for a memorial visitation and celebration of Arland's life at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 East Kahler Road in Wilmington on Saturday, February 25, 2023 between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Any mail correspondences may be directed to the family c/o Baskerville Funeral Home.

Family and friends are encouraged to log onto: to sign the guestbook, upload photographs and share Arland’s memorial page online through social media.

Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Arland’s memory to his family for their distribution.

Cremation services and memorial arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington. (815-476-2181)

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Memorial Visitation

Saturday, February 25, 2023

12:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Baskerville Funeral Home Wilmington

700 East Kahler Road, Wilmington, IL 60481

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