RIP Uncle Clyde from your sister Janice
Sonya, Courtney and Lindsay.
I recall Judge Pearson as a kind and generous father and friend to many in the community. He enjoyed many recreational activities with his family and friends including golf, camping, and boating. My family especially appreciated his compassion and friendship with my father as my Dad battled his own illness. My deepest sympathy to all of the family. Hunter McCorkle Nelson, King, North Carolina
A very brilliant and dedicated Federal Bankruptcy Judge whom I admired. For years, when I was active, I counted him a close friend.
My deepest sympathy to the family, the court and the bar.
Hon. Hal J. Bonney, Jr,
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge )Retired)
I practiced in Judge Pearson's court from 1980 until his retirement. He had an excellent judicial demeanor and treated counsel and the parties with the upmost respect. His modesty always impressed me and the other counsel who practiced in his court. Rarely would he ever refer to his political and legal career and all of his achievements, even when we asked. He served the judicial system and our Commonwealth well .
I am a bankruptcy lawyer in Alexandria now, but I remember Judge Pearson as a state senator, when I was a College Republican. One of the founders of the modern Republican Party of Virginia, he stood for conservative principles, but equally for the respect for every man. He was a giant.
Judge Pearson was one of the formative influences in my legal career. He encouraged legal creativity and excellence. More importantly he taught me that a case was not the mere application of law to the fact, it was about this individuals who stood before the court seeking both justice and mercy. He taught me that without compassion for the individuals we represent we can achieve neither justice or mercy.
Judge Pearson's reputation for compassion for those in his courtroom was only matched by his mastery of the Law. I am proud to have practiced before him, and his passing is no small loss to the Roanoke Valley.
God bless all his family in this difficult time.
To the Family,It was a pleasure careing for Mr. Pearson. For he was a very nice and loveable man. And he did truly love his family.He will be greatly missed.
De-De Hayes, Roanoke Va.
I am so sorry to learn of Judge Pearson's death. I was an employee in the U.S. Attorney's Office during the '60s when he was an Assistant. We were a small office then, and we thought of ourselves as family. He was such a good friend to everyone, and we all greatly admired him. My deepest sympathy to all of the family, and I pray that the Lord will give you the peace that only he can provide.