Using the word genius is a word I don’t use lightly, but that’s the word I have to use to describe my friend Bill Pearce.
Bill went to be with the Lord February 23rd. He was one of the finest trombonist the world has known. He will be missed.
Just before Bill died, his daughter Marcia called George Beverly Shea to sing for him. George is 101 years old and is Billy Grahams soloist. While George was singing Bill went home to be with the Lord. What a way to go.
Greg Wheatley of Moody Radio did a segment on this. You can listen that interview here.The portion about Bill is in the first hour and starts at 20 minutes into the broadcast.
Here is an interview with Bill conducted by Doug Yeo bass trombonist for the Boston Symphony. For those in Illinois, Doug’s daughter is Linda who played trombone in the orchestra for us last year at the concert for Covenant Christian School.
Here is a link to Bill’s website from night sounds. I know many of you have been blessed by his ministry over the years. You can send a note of condolence here just click on the listener comments link. God bless you richly please keep the Pearce family in your prayers.
International Concert Pianist