The Next Hopkins County Genealogical Society Meeting Will Feature a Talk by 1965 SSHS Graduate John Pearce

You don’t want to miss this one ! John Pearce is a 1965 graduate of Sulphur Springs High School, where he was honored as a football player on the Wildcat Wall of Honor in 1996. He attended A&M University on a football scholarship before transferring to and completing his playing career at East Texas State University in 1968. He went on to coach high school football until he began to serve as head football coach at Stephen F. Austin State University and Assistant football coach at UCLA and Rice Universities. His accomplishments are too numerous to mention here but you may peruse his complete history on WIKIPEDIA – John Pearce (American football).

In 2014 John became a published author with his book Ever Remember the Days 1913-14. He also is an historical researcher on his family and author in many areas including a self-published book, Sulphur Springs football’s Pride of the Blue and Gold. Pearce has numerous short stories published and has been called the official “Wildcat Historian” for Sulphur Springs High School football by the Sulphur Springs Daily News Telegram. His crowning authorship was a book titled A Private in the Texas Army following his dad’s war year experience published in 2022.

The subject of John’s talk will be “Never Never Never Quit.” He will bring his last book, A Private in the Texas Army, to sign and sell. Although he is out of Ever Remember the Days of 1913-14, we do have several copies at the library for sale. John’s book Pride of the Blue and Gold is also available upon order. This book is published for sale by the library and every cent we receive for it is donated by John to the library.

Please join us in person or via Zoom on Thursday, October 19, 2023, at 7:00 P.M. (Central Time), 611 N. Davis, Sulphur Springs Texas. If you cannot join us in person, we invite you to join us via Zoom. Register here for the Zoom meeting: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. We are looking forward to this presentation and to seeing you in attendance!

John Pearce
John Pearce

Author: Matt Janson

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