Funeral services for Dr. Dean Bill Pirnack, 67, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, October 14, 2013, at the First Christian Church, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Dr. Pirnack passed away at 11:14 a.m., Friday, October 11, 2013, at Cox South, Springfield, Missouri.
He was born April 30, 1946, at West Plains, Missouri, to Ted Bill and Awilda Pirnack. He graduated from West Plains High School with the Class of 1964 and received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from University of Missouri at Kansas City in 1971. On December 18, 1965, he was married at West Plains, Missouri, to Brenda Sue McCrackin. He was a Dentist for thirty-two years with his assistants Laura Pendergrass and Lois Drumright. In 2001, he was elected to serve on the Board at West Plains Savings and Loan Association and gained an extended family of the board members and employees. Dean enjoyed all things outdoors, which is where he loved to be; whether it was competing in archery, hunting, fishing, golfing, NASCAR racing or simply enjoying a sunrise. He was an avid deer hunter and built muzzle loader rifles for his family. He also enjoyed spending time with his dogs and considered them as his best friends. His children and grandchildren were his greatest joy and he cherished being with each of them. Dean was a member of the First Christian Church since youth and served as a Deacon, Trustee and a member of the choir. He found great joy in the Lord through his love of nature and music.
He is survived by his wife, Brenda Pirnack; two children, Dean Bill Pirnack, Jr., wife, Annie and Tedra Deann Jewell, husband, Ernie; three grandchildren, Christian Pirnack, McKenzie Jewell and Logan Jewell; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Gary and Sara McCrackin; two nephews, James McCrackin and Stephen McCrackin; and cousins, Betty Clark, Cindy Davison, David Clark and Bill Moody.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Dr. Pirnack will lie in state from 5:00 p.m., Sunday until Noon Monday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church or a charity of choice, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Oak Lawn Cemetery.