Dalzell, SC ....... Lee Richard Pearson, age 78, beloved husband of 52 years to Apolonia "Polly" Manago Pearson, died on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at Palmetto Health Tuomey.
Born in Gasport, NY, he was the son of the late John E. Pearson and Mildred E. Retchless Pearson. Before his career in the military, Lee was a member of the Gasport Chemical and Hose Company. He proudly served in the US Air Force for 26 years. While in the service he received the Distinguished Flying Cross Medal twice. He retired in 1988 as a MSGT. After his career in the Air Force, Lee worked for the South Carolina Department of Corrections in the Wateree facility for many years. He assisted military veterans as a dedicated volunteer with the DAV, VA and the VFW. Lee was a dedicated family man and was very proud of his children and grandchildren, including both, his son-in-law and daughter-in-law. He will be remembered as a very loving, husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
Surviving in addition to his spouse are two children, John E. Pearson and his wife Alison of Easley and Lee Ann Lawrence and her husband Dave of Chapin; two brothers, Norman Pearson and his wife Joan of Gasport, NY and George Pearson and his wife Nancy of Bradenton, FL; one sister, Phillis Goheen of Mesa, Arizona and three grandchildren, Hannah Pearson, Dustin Lawrence and Devin Lawrence.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Ora Coleman and Norma Eisenhouer and four brothers, Wayne Pearson, Melvin Pearson, Everett J. Pearson and Earl Shondelmyer.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, December 18, 2017 at 11:00 am in the Bullock Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the Ft. Jackson National Cemetery with full military honors at 1:00 pm.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, December 17, 2017 from 3:00 -5:00 pm at Bullock Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the DAV, Gamecock, Chapter 5, 18 Hard Park Road, Sumter, SC 29150.
You may go to www.bullockfuneralhome.com and sign the family’s guest book.
The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home for the arrangements.
Bullock Funeral Home
Sunday December 17th, 2017
3:00pm - 5:00pm
1190 Wilson Hall Road
Sumter, SC 29150
Bullock Funeral Home Chapel
Monday December 18th, 2017
1190 Wilson Hall Road
Sumter, SC 29150
Ft. Jackson National Cemetery
Monday December 18th, 2017
1:00pm - 11:00am
4170 Percival Rd
Columbia, SC 29229
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Hello Pearson Family, I'm a neighbor living in the area.
Having heard of your most recent loss, I want to leave you a brief post.I too, well know the grief of losing love ones, and that at times like these, it is encouraging just to know that others are thinking about us. Something that has really helped me to cope with such losses, is the wonderful promise of Christ Jesus, recorded for our comfort at John 5:28,29. I hope, that when you are feeling up to it, that you are going to look up these powerful Scriptures, in your copy of The Bible. Also, I hope that this brief note, finds The a family feeling as good as can be expected Today.
With Greatest Sympathy, Your Neighbor: P.D.Walker.
Submitted by P.D.Walker on Dec 31 2017 07:53:42 AM
It was it was a sad time when I loved one die. Please except my sincere condolences concerning the death of Mr. Pearson. When death comes tears of psin and sortow ocurs. But when the foretod resurrection deacribed by Jesus at John 5:28 those tears of pain will be ome tears of joy as we are being reunited with our loved ones on a cleansed earth. May thst resurrection hope shine bright in your mind and heart. Sorry for your loss, a neighbor
Submitted by DW on Dec 30 2017 08:09:47 AM
I wanted to reach out to you during this sad time to offer my condolences. While nothing will completely take away your grief, by meditating on God’s promises found in the Bible, you can find real hope and the strength to keep going. I have found the scripture at Isaiah 25:8 to be especially comforting. Here it promises that God "will swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces."
Submitted by Heather on Dec 19 2017 01:26:08 PM
Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. John & Lee Ann I know you may not remember me, but I wanted express my heartfelt sympathy. We will continue to pray for you and your family. Yolanda Major Williams, North Charleston SC (Hillcrest High Class of '88)
Submitted by Yolanda Williams on Dec 18 2017 01:23:26 PM
I’m so sorry to hear about your loss and would like to extend my condolences .
2 Corinthians 1;3:4. 3.Praised be the God and father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort,4. Who comforts us in all our trials, so that we may be able to comfort others, in any sort of trial with the comfort we receive from God.
Submitted by Neighbor on Dec 18 2017 10:24:12 AM
Our deepest sympathies are with you and your family
Submitted by Joe & Kathy Allen on Dec 18 2017 07:31:39 AM
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I worked with Lee for many years at the USAF Shaw Clinic and deployed with him several times during our careers. He would always come by the office to say hello and ask if there was anything we needed help with. During one of those visits we discovered that both of us was born on 22 April 1939. Right then we became "brothers" and remain so today. I will miss Lee so much and I send my condolence to Polly and the family. I am so glad that the family chose the Fort Jackson National Cemetery as his final resting place, Lee, save me a spot because, brother, I plan on being buried at Fort Jackson National Cemetery. See you in Heaven brother. Polly, we love you and thank you for taking such good care of Lee for so many years.
Submitted by William Kinder on Dec 15 2017 09:02:54 PM
Lee was an outstanding person! Heaven will be better when he arrive. To the Family we send our love. God Bless
Submitted by JT & Mila White on Dec 15 2017 12:33:44 PM
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