Carmichael - Hemperley Funeral Home and Crematory

135 Senoia Road, Peachtree City, GA


Henry "Tom" Thomas Pearson

January 26, 1928September 28, 2019


Henry “Tom” Thomas Pearson, 91, of Melbourne, FL passed away on Saturday, September 28, 2019. Tom was born on January 26, 1928 to George Brown Pearson and Jennie Golden Dodson in Mt. View, Georgia. He was a United States Navy veteran, a member of the Hapeville Masonic Lodge and a member of the Jefferson Avenue Baptist Church. Tom began his career with Delta Air Lines in May 1954 working his way up from a Mechanic’s Assistant to General Foreman of Base Maintenance, retiring from Delta on November 30, 1992. He was known for his keen wit, a trait he retained all the way to the end. He will be missed by many.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years Ethel Benson (“Polly”) Pearson. Tom is survived by his daughter, Susan Pearson Gunter and son-in-law David Alan Gunter of Melbourne, FL; grandson, Thomas David Gunter and his fiancée Elizabeth Wall of Miami, FL and grandson Daniel Alan Gunter of Windermere, FL; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home in Peachtree City, GA on Friday, October 4, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 5 in the chapel at Carmichael-Hemperley with Rev. Robby Jackson officiating. Burial will be at the Jonesboro City Cemetery at 3:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Wounded Warrior Project at: support.woundedwarriorproject.org

Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home & Crematory, Peachtree City is in charge of arrangements.


  • Visitation Friday, October 4, 2019
  • A Celebration of Life Funeral Service Saturday, October 5, 2019
  • Burial To Follow Saturday, October 5, 2019


Henry "Tom" Thomas Pearson

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Joe Tanner

October 2, 2019

Sorry to read of Tom's passing. I worked for and with Tom at Delta. He was a straight shooter and good guy. Never heard him speak a harsh word to anyone.

Jim & Sarah Hulsizer

September 29, 2019

Dearest Susan & David ,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Susan, we did not have the pleasure of knowing your Dad, but having known you for several years speaks volumes . The first sentence we read that said he had a keen wit, well we know that was without a doubt passed on to you. We love you so very much and please know we are here for whatever you may need. God bless you and your family at this most difficult time.