Pearson L. Wood

May 12, 1930April 4, 2012

Pearson LeRoy Wood, 81, passed away April 4, 2012. He was born May 12, 1930 in Detroit, MI. A graduate of Detroit Institute of Technology, Pearson served two years in the US Army. He was employed by IBM for 37 years. He was a member of Resurrection Lutheran Church and also The American Legion, Post 67, in Cary.

Survivors are his wife, Elaine; two daughters, Diane Post (Barry) of Cary and Susan Scofield (Fred) of Wake Forest; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; five sisters and two brothers.

The family will receive friends at 10:00 a.m. at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 100 W. Lochmere Dr., Cary, NC on Thursday, April 12, 2012; service will follow at 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Resurrection Lutheran Church or a charity of your choice.

Brown-Wynne Funeral Home in Cary is assisting with the arrangements and condolences to the family may be made at


  • Visitation Thursday, April 12, 2012
  • Memorial Service Thursday, April 12, 2012

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Betty Holden

April 13, 2012

I am so sorry for your loss.

Mark Wood

April 12, 2012

Dear Elaine, Diane and Susan, I am blessed to have had a brother like Pearson. I remember when he took me to the Detroit Zoo along with other family members. I was about five years old. He noticed I was having trouble keeping up and was not able to see the animals very well. Before I knew what was happening, he picked me up and put me on his shoulders. Then I could see everything. How cool was that? He carried me for a long time that day and never complained. He also enjoyed doing magic tricks for me as well. He would place a quarter in the palm of his hand, make a fist and say "Aabra Cadabra", open his hand and the quarter was gone, only to reappear as he pulled it from behind his ear. Then he would always give me the quarter. He almost had me convinced he had a slot machine some place on his head. That was pretty cool too! Pearson had an infectious laughter that will that I will always remember. My heart is heavy today, but I know I will see Pearson again. Praise God. Pearson lived a life of Honor, Integrity, and Faith in our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love Mark

Sally Hiller

April 12, 2012

Dear Elaine and family,
My prayers are with you as you grieve the earthly loss of Pearson. He leaves us with many special memories and a wealth of wonderful stories of one whose life was filled with faith in Christ Jesus. I pray that in the midst of this time, you will know God's comforting presence in your midst. You are all in my prayers.

Richard Elam

April 12, 2012

Sorry to hear of your loss, we are all sad for his passing. God be with you.

Walter Van Gieson

April 11, 2012

Elaine, I was saddened to hear about Pearson's death. I enjoyed having him as my manager on the telephone project in the Triangle. I learned much frrom him. He will be missed, Walter Van Gieson

Cindi White

April 11, 2012

Pearson will be missed. He was both a gentleman and a scholar. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Elaine, Diane and Barry, Susan and Fred, and all the grandchilren and great grandchildren.

David Williamson

April 11, 2012

Susan, Thinking of you and the family. We love you! From your FCB Sales & Serv Info Family.


April 9, 2012


April 9, 2012

Dear Elaine, children and grandchildren, I have so many memories of Pearson when were all kids. He was a great cousin. When we would visit Grandma and Grandpa Wedler in Dearborn, I recall him taking Toby and me to Dearborn Seashore Pool. We could not swim, but walked on our hands at the shallow end and Pearson clapped for us knowing we were not swimming. Also remember him and Beverly babysitting us while my mom and Aunt Bessie went to the Senate theater on Tuesday "dish night". So many memories all good. God Bless you all, our prayers go with you. Georgia and Jim.

Brenda Bond

April 9, 2012

I recall the many years I worked with Pearson at IBM. He had a wit that was so encouraging and I can still remember his laugh. Pearson gave me so many words of wisdom and was always gracious to help. My prayers and thought are with you. Brenda Bond