OBITUARY

Earl Pearson Sr.

June 12, 1939May 16, 2021
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Earl Pearson Sr, 81, of Jacksonville, FL passed away peacefully on May 16, 2021. Earl was born in Mershon, GA on June 12, 1939. After serving four years in the US Air Force, he had successful career at General Motors Electro-Motive Division. Earl had a life-long passion for racing and spent time as a race car driver. He always strived to put his family first and remained very active in the lives of his children. As a result, most of his children grew up to follow in his footsteps and remain active in the racing industry. In addition to being a family man, Earl loved to spend time outdoors. One of his favorite past times was to simply sit on his riding mower and mow the yard. Earl was preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Gloria Pearson. He is survived by his 5 children, Karen Thompson, Chester Wright, Lee Capps (Laurie), Michael Capps (Teresa), Earl Pearson Jr. (Missy); 8 grandchildren, Bryan Thompson, Brandy Thompson, Tyler Wright, Hunter Wright (Taylor), Bradley Kight (Kaitlyn), Chad Capps (Monica), Trey Pearson, Jaylee Capps; and one great granddaughter, Makenzie Thompson.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions can be made to Community Hospice at www.communityhospice/donations.com.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, May 20, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, May 21, 2021

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George Wehrheim

June 13, 2021

Earl was a soft spoken man he would not say much but when he did it was always worth listening to he helped me learn how to run machines at EMD but never made it easy and I will forever be grateful to have been able to call him my friend I'm so sorry for the loss to his family and know God is watching over him and keeping him safe

Chris Beasley

May 28, 2021

R.I.P Go Fly High My Friend. You Will Be Missed

SHARON & JAY CLAYTON

May 20, 2021

Thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Pearson Family. Your family opened your home and hearts to my grandson Dylan. " Big Earl" put a smile on Slim's face when he would hear his gruff voice yelling," Hey Pittsburgh". Remember all those memories and he will live forever in your Heart.

Carol & Mike Snow

May 20, 2021

Big Earl was such a good man & special friend who will be greatly missed. We are keeping the entire family in our thoughts & prayers. RIP Big Earl.

Wendy Bunk

May 19, 2021

We were so sorry to hear of “Big Earl’s” passing. He was such a great friend to my dad, Arliss Griffin. They spent lots of hours figuring and working to make things work the best. And when my dad couldn’t really do anymore he was still offering support. We we very blessed to know and care for Earl and his family. Our thoughts are with you at this time

Dean and Wendy Bunk and family

mark Watson

May 18, 2021

I will cherish the time that we spent together running up and down the road , i think of he as a very good friend. thanks for sharing he with me

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