Age 25 of Boca Raton, Florida and formerly of Diamond, Illinois, passed away unexpectedly, Tuesday, June 9, 2020.
Born January 27, 1995 in Morris, Illinois, Dylan Jacob was a son of Tracey and Sheri (Benson) Pierard. He was raised in Coal City, where he participated in local football and wrestling, and went on to graduate from Coal City High School with the Class of 2013.
A fan of the Chicago White Sox, Dylan loved the ocean and his hobby of surfing. He cherished his dog Skylar, but it was only second to his niece and nephew, who he adored. Dylan will be remembered as the life of the party, and was truly a great kid with a huge heart. When he loved, he loved. Dylan leaves behind the free spirited mantra, YOLO (you only live once).
Survivors include his parents, Tracey and Sheri Pierard of Diamond; brother, Kyle Pierard (Melissa Gilbertson) of Coal City; the love of his life, Taylor Porterfield and her son Ryder; niece and nephew, Tessa and Jace Pierard; grandparents: Tom and Sarah Sayers of Carbon Hill and Donna Benson and Margaret Pierard, both of Diamond; great grandparents: Patricia Sayers of Carbon Hill and Mattie Arnold of Oakfield, Tennessee; aunts and uncles: Dan and Stacey Rodgers of Carbon Hill, Keith and Stacy Benson of Coal City, Bill and Marcie Miller of Colorado Springs, Colorado and Paul Pierard of Coal City, and numerous cousins and friends.
Dylan was preceded in death by his grandfathers: George Keith Benson and David Pierard, and great grandparents including, Marguerite Smith.
Cremation rites have been accorded
The family will receive friends for a memorial visitation on Saturday, July 11, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Reeves Funeral Home, 75 North Broadway (one block north of Illinois Route 113) in Coal City. Due to current pandemic guidelines, face masks will be required for attendees and measures of safe social distancing practices will be in order. Funeral home staff will assist the family not to exceed the safe number set forth for the visitation.
A private family memorial will be held following the visitation. Those wishing to participate in the services remotely are welcome to log on to the live stream webcast available on Dylan's Memorial Page, which will begin Saturday, July 11th at 1:00 p.m.
Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Dylan’s memory to Help for Hope, 100 S. Baima Street, Coal City, Illinois 60416
Family and friends are encouraged to sign the guest book, upload photographs and share Dylan’s memorial page online through social media by logging onto www.ReevesFuneral.com/obituary/Dylan-Pierard
Cremation services and memorial arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Coal City. (815-634-2125)