GIBSON — William Walter "Bill" Pearson, 91, died on Feb. 24, 2014 at his home.
A graveside service with military honors will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Pine Crest Cemetery.
He is survived by his son William G. Pearson of Charleston, S.C., his daughters Karen Pearson and Sharon Bowden (Jimmy) of Laurinburg, his brother Jack Pearson of Hamlet, and five grandchildren: Debbie P. Ziegler, Cindy P. Falls, Kristi B. Menotti, Ashley Bowden, and Pamela B. Brisson.
Born on Dec. 31, 1922 in Marlboro County, S.C., he was a son of the late Zeb V. and Virginia Graham Pearson and widower of the late Myrtle Martin Pearson.
He served for four years with the U.S. Navy Medical Corps in Pacific Operations during World War II. Following the war he served for 37 years with Z. V. Pate, Inc. in Gibson, retiring as the general manager. He also served for 16 years as the mayor of the town of Gibson, as a trustee for Scotland Memorial Hospital, and on the Scotland County Board of Mental Health. He also served as a licensed funeral director for Harold Odom Funeral Home and later McDougald Funeral Home and Crematorium.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday at McDougald Funeral Home and Crematorium.
McDougald Funeral Home and Crematorium is serving the family.