Emmett Lester Pearson Jr.

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Emmett Lester Pearson Jr., 82, passed away on December 25, 2016 at his residence. He was born on March 7, 1934 in Anniston, son of the late Emmett Lester and Maude Wellborn Pearson. Mr. Pearson was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a former contract specialist for the U.S. Army Missile Command. He enjoyed reading, cooking and playing with his dogs. He also enjoyed spending time with his grandsons, Jacob, Daniel and James. He especially enjoyed playing Santa each Christmas. He is survived by his wife, Elora Roper Pearson, of Fayetteville, Tenn.; sons, Lester Pearson and wife, Donna (Rankin), of Fayetteville, Tenn. and Paul Pearson and wife, Beth (Davies), of Harvest; grandsons, Jacob Bryant Pearson (20), Daniel Rankin Pearson (15), both of Fayetteville, Tenn. and James Andrew Pearson (8), of Harvest; sister, Pat (Pearson) Craft, of Anniston; a host of extended family and friends. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2017, at 2 p.m. at the Fayetteville Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1015 Lewisburg Hwy, Fayetteville, TN. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society of Lincoln County, 1718 Pulaski Hwy, Fayetteville, TN 37334. Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home - Fayetteville, TN - 931.433.4511 - www.gallantfuneralhome.com
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Published in The Anniston Star on Jan. 4, 2017
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