Breckenridge Texan

Dennis Ray Pearsall

Dennis Ray Pearsall
January 02
13:58 2021

Dennis Pearsall, 73, of Breckenridge, passed away at home surrounded by his family on Wednesday, December 30, 2020. The Pearsall family will be hosting a celebration of life event at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, at New Destination Church. Mr. Pearsall’s cremation has been entrusted to Melton-Kitchens Funeral Home.

Dennis Ray Pearsall was born on May 15, 1947, in Dodge City, Kansas, to parents Gerald Luther Pearsall and Elaine Evelyn (Pinkham) Pearsall. After graduating high school and attending a year of automotive institute, Mr. Pearsall joined the U.S. Air Force.

On July 20, 1969, Dennis married his high school sweetheart, Sue Ann Merwin, in LaJunta, Colorado. Together they had two daughters, Melinda and Melissa. Dennis worked as a railroader for Santa Fe Railroad for 14 years while in LaJunta. Then, in 1998, the family moved to Breckenridge, Texas.

Mr. Pearsall loved to go trout fishing in the mountains of Colorado with his daughters. Along with his love of fishing, he also loved his animals: Gus Gus, Henry, Blessing, Billy, Dot, Angel, Big Mama, One Sock, Three Socks, Cupcake, Arnold, Blacky, and Oreo. Anyone that knew him knows just how much of an animal lover he was! He also loved to whistle to Christian music, play the harmonica and guitar, and sing in the church with his wife and daughters. And on Easter Sunday of 2019, at the spry young age of 71, Mr. Pearsall was the first to be baptized at New Destination Church in Breckenridge.

Dennis was preceded in death by his parents, Gerald and Elaine.

He is survived by his wife of over 51 years who he loved with his whole heart and soul, Sue Pearsall. He is also survived by his two daughters, Melinda Joles of Breckenridge and Melissa Pearsall of California; son-in-law, Ernest Joles of Breckenridge; granddaughters, Winter Reinert, Josephine Joles, Skylar Bogle, and Tori Coke; grandsons, Johnny Jimenez, Jorge Jimenez, Matthew Hazelwood, Charles Moore, Christopher Reinert, and Michael Richardson; great-granddaughters, Kaydance Moore and Lynlee Fedro; great-grandsons, Wayne Reinert and Isaiah Richardson; and sister, Annette Flinn.

Memorial donations in Dennis’ name can be made to New Destination Church and can be left at the Melton-Kitchens Funeral Home office. Condolences can be made online at

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