Andrew Pearle, pastor and TEXAN photographer, dies of COVID-19

GRAPEVINE  Andrew Clayton Pearle, 38, family life pastor at Talty Baptist Church, died on Aug. 19, 2021, in Rockwall, following a battle with COVID-19.

Pearle served numerous Texas churches, including First Baptist Venus, First Baptist Quitman, Calvary Baptist of Wells and Talty Baptist.

A gifted professional photographer, Pearle was a frequent contributor of photos to the TEXAN and other publications. He frequently donated his photography services to veterans’ organizations, too. Gary Ledbetter, TEXAN editor, said of Pearle and his work: “Andrew was a joy to work with. He had a great eye and a sweet spirit. He was always willing to help us at meetings. I’m so sad for his family.”

Pearle leaves behind his wife, Stefanie, and four daughters. He is survived by his parents, Bob and Deborah Pearle; his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Lyle and Nicole Wallace, numerous nephews, nieces, aunts, cousins and friends.

A celebration of life service was at Birchman Baptist Church, Fort Worth, on Saturday, Aug. 28. 

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