Dennis Pine

Posted 8/11/21

MARSHALL — Dennis E. Pine, 71, of rural Martinsville, passed into eternal glory at 1:28 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021, surrounded by the people he loved on the farm that he treasured. He fought …

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Dennis Pine

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MARSHALL — Dennis E. Pine, 71, of rural Martinsville, passed into eternal glory at 1:28 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021, surrounded by the people he loved on the farm that he treasured. He fought bravely the last few years with a rare form of interstitial lung disease.

A private funeral service is Saturday, Aug. 14, with burial following at the Shiloh Cemetery next to the family farm. A drive through visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13, at Pearce Funeral Home. When approaching the funeral home for visitation, turn south on 5th Street at Archer Avenue and continue south for three blocks and turn east onto Maple Street. Turn into the south entrance of the parking lot to receive directions on signing the register book and greeting the family.

Mr. Pine was born Dec. 20, 1949, the son of the late Bob and Betty Edwardson Pine. He married Mary Lou Rincker Pine on Oct. 1, 1975, and she survives. He was the hero of his children, Dr. Denise Pine (Jeff) Mattas of Marshall, Danette Pine (Matt) Young of Paris and Derek (Katy) Pine who live on the same farm. He cherished his six grandchildren, Mallory Pine, Kendra Young, Logan Pine, R.J. Mattas, Ella Mattas and Kailey Young. He is also survived by his brothers, Richard (Karen) Pine and Bill (Cathy) Pine of rural Martinsville.

He was preceded in death by his stepson, R. Todd Shafer.  

Mr. Pine was a lifelong farmer who loved every aspect of life. His calloused hands taught his children and grandchildren the value of hard work and an honest living, a testament to an incredible work ethic. He had a deep love and service to his family. He loved working the land, loved this country and loved his Lord. He will be dearly missed by all who admired him.

He was a member of the Bell Ridge Christian Church and the Illinois Farm Bureau. He was a lifelong St. Louis Cardinals fan and his grandchildren’s biggest supporter.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Hospital or Shriner’s Children Hospital as he was a long time and faithful supporter of both charities.

Online condolences at pearcefuneralservices.com.