William Herman Pearson, a life-long resident of Wake Forest, NC (Walkers Crossroads), passed away on Thursday December 26, 2019, five days short of his 95th birthday.
He was born on December 31, 1924 to the late John Willie and Lillie Wall Pearson. He was married to Lena Grace Jones Pearson for 60 yrs prior to her death in 2007. He is survived by his daughters, Brenda Wilson and Linda Lowery; grandchildren - Renee Eddins Simmons and Jeremy, Steve Lowery Jr and Niki, Kelly Eddins Jennings and Dan, Brian Lowery and Melissa; great-grandchildren Sierra, Bella, Logan, and Austyn; and his loyal companion “Buddy”.
He is survived by one brother, Jesse Pearson.
He was predeceased by sisters Alma Pearson, Elberta Brown, Gracie Macon, Zelma Kinton, Ruby Lee O’Neal; brother John W. Pearson Jr.; son-in-law Al Wilson, Jr.
He proudly served his country during WWII as an Army Tech-Sergeant, Communications Chief in Europe. He retired from Burlington Industries, and later worked for the state driving dump trucks and also driving vehicles at auto auctions. During retirement he also owned and operated a carpet cleaning business.
He enjoyed farming and loved growing and sharing vegetables from his (ever expanding!) garden. Many of us enjoy our decks, picnic tables, and other construction projects thanks to his carpentry skills.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, December 29, at Bright Funeral Home, with visitation at 1 pm and service at 2 pm in the Chapel. Burial will follow at Wake Crossroads Baptist Church cemetery. Family will be at home at 3913 Burlington Mills Rd, Wake Forest, at other times.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Transitions LifeCare.
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