Lamar Betts Pearson

May 5, 1929February 7, 2012

Lamar Betts Pearson (82) passed away Tuesday, February 7, 2012. He was born in Jacksonville, the son of the late Ernest and Julia Pearson. He attended Landon High School (g.1947) and the University of Florida prior to serving in the US Army during the Korean War. A few years after graduating from the University of Tennessee School of Dentistry in Memphis, Tennessee, and practicing in Jacksonville, he completed the Graduate Program of Periodontics at the University of Washington in Seattle, returning to Jacksonville for private practice in Periodontics. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Mildred and Elizabeth. He is survived by Susan, his wife of 45 years; two sons, John (Jackie) of Atlanta, and Stephen (Renee) of Orlando; four grandchildren, Nicholas, Morgan, Emily and Jordan; a sister, Sara Chriss, of Jacksonville; a brother, William (Frances) of Douglasville, Georgia, and many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, February 11, at 2:00 P.M. in the Sanctuary at Southside United Methodist Church. The family will greet guests following the service. The family wishes to thank Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257 for their wonderful care and compassion Arrangements are under the care and direction of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home 4115 Hendricks Ave. Jacksonville, FL 32207. (904) 346-3808.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 11, 2012

Lamar Betts Pearson

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February 15, 2012

Dear Susan and family,
My heart goes out to all of you as I know how you are going to miss your husband, father, grandfather and friend. The service was lovely and a great tribute to Pete. He was a kind, loving, caring gentleman with a big smile. My Bob and he go way back in friendship, both personally and professionally. Pete was a great and gentle Periodontist and well respected.
It was always intriguing to get into deep conversations with him, very intelligent he was. I remember the delicious dinners you two liked to cook for friends (before it go so much like work), great grilling and spaghetti.. You were a close couple and family and I pray our Lord will continue to give you peace and comfort.
love, Linda Uible
(Mrs. Robert F. Uible_
Jacksonville, Florida

Lisa French

February 10, 2012

Dear John, Jackie, Nick and Morgan,
We are so very sorry for the loss of your Dad/Grandpa. You and your family will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.
Jimmy,Lisa, Ellie and JC French

February 10, 2012

I am so very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Jimmy French & Family

Angela Evans

February 10, 2012

I am so sorry for the suffering Pete endured right before his death. I know that this is an impossibly difficult time for you and your family. I
will continue to pray for you and all your family.

Angela Evans