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Lyndon Leslie Pearson (Lyndy) passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, September 10, 2020. Lyndy was born in Summit, NJ and attended the Kent School in Kent, CT. He graduated from Hobart College in Geneva, NY in 1952, where he was a member of the Kappa Alpha Society. He served proudly as a pilot in the United States Marine Corps from 1952-1956, having achieved the rank of Captain. He was a pilot for Pan-American Airlines from 1956-1958 before moving to Alabama. In 1958, he joined Thompson Tractor in Birmingham as a pilot and sales promotion manager. It was there that he had the opportunity to fly the legendary Alabama coach Paul "Bear" Bryant and become a lifelong Alabama Football Fan. Lyndy joined Alabaster Industries as National Sales Director in 1964, and began what would become a career in the Promotional Products Industry spanning four decades. In 1978, Lyndy co-founded American Household Products (AmPro) in Leeds, Alabama. Then in 1988, he joined Schmidt Cannon in California, a leading distributor of promotional products. He was heavily admired in the industry, serving in positions on the Promotional Products Association (PPA) Board. Lindy was a natural salesman and brought the worlds of premium products and promotional products together. He was a mentor to many in the industry, especially in teaching young people how to succeed. As a tribute to his success in the industry, he was named ASI Counselor's Promotional Products Person of the Year in 1998. Lyndy loved his golf dog fights and tennis outings at The Country Club of Birmingham, where he also celebrated three of his children's weddings, his own 40th and 50th anniversary parties, and numerous memorable nights in the old Tap Room and the West Lounge with the famous Buster. Lyndy loved the beach, especially Perdido Key Florida, where he and his wife Ruth enjoyed hosting friends and family in their oceanfront condominium. Lyndy was well known for his beach picnics, which rarely included food but always included his famous Bloody Maries. Lyndy was very active in St Luke's Church, serving as a Stephen minister and mentoring and counseling many worthy people of all ages. He was an active participant in Todd Lipscomb's Tuesday class at the Center for Executive Excellence. He was pre-deceased in death by his parents Reginald F. Pearson, and Edythe Gwynne Pearson; his five siblings: Edythe Wightman, June Pearson Cowperthwait, Reginald F Pearson, Jr., Walker Gwynne Pearson, Marion Pearson Turner, and his son Reginald F. Pearson II. Lyndy's greatest love was his family. He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years Ruth Hatch Pearson. He is also survived by 4 of his children, Janet Pearson Turman (Rick), Barry Stewart Pearson (Mary Beth), Lee Bowers Pearson (Sharon), Leslie Pearson Bates (Albert); his ten grandchildren, Kathryn Elizabeth Bowen (Frank), Joseph Lyndon Turman (Kathryn), Andrew Shelton Turman (Jen), Matthew Lyndon Pearson (Shannon), Adam Hatch Turman (Anne-Marie), Jennifer Gwynne Pearson (Mark), Michael Lyndon Pearson, Courtney Gwynne Bates, Albert Sean Bates, Ryan Pearson Bates and his twelve great-grandchildren. The family would like to acknowledge the loving kindness of Lyndy's many caregivers, especially Maggie Smith, Vernessa Love, and Lakeysha Smith and also all of the St Luke's family. A private family memorial service will be held at St Luke's Episcopal Church on Wednesday September 16, 2020. In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift to the St Luke's Foundation, 3736 Montrose Road, Mountain Brook AL, 35213 or to a charity of your choice.

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Published in The Birmingham News from Sep. 11 to Sep. 13, 2020.
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September 16, 2020
Lindy is one of the kindest men I have ever met. I enjoyed working with him when he visited us at SCI. He will be in my heart forever.
Iris Stacey
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September 15, 2020
Lindy, you’ve left an indelible impact on my life. Our time together at SCI was some of the best days of my professional life. You taught me countless lessons (like some dogs won’t hunt and that it’s easier to catch flies with honey than vinegar), provided mentorship that has benefitted me for my entire career and showed me the way when I was a young man trying to figure it all out. You’ve been a gift which I will treasure forever. Sending my love to Ruth and the entire family. Rest in peace, my friend. I look forward to seeing you again.
Jeff Schmidt
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September 15, 2020
I have nothing but great memories of this dear man, our Lyndy. I count myself as one of the lucky group of people that he had mentored over the years. He exuded such kindness and those twinkles in his eyes were always present, along with his quick smiles. He treated me with patience and never made me feel like a rookie that I was. He made everyone feel like family and he was a light in any room he walked in. May you rest in peace, Lyndy.
ANN SMITH
Coworker
September 15, 2020
I had the privilege of working with Lindy Starting when he owned AMPRO and at SCI. He is one of those people that always made life better. He was a great friend and will be missed. I raise my Coors Light to you!!! Rest in Peace.
Kevin Ray
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September 14, 2020
My sincere Condolences to Ruth and the entire Pearson Family. I met Lyndy when we both started working at Schmidt-Cannon at the same time. He was always very kind and helped me understand and love the Adtvg. Specialties industry as much as he did. My biggest memory of Lyndy was many years later in our tenure at SCI, we were talking on the phone while he was driving in a rental car to visit a customer. All of a sudden there was a loud bang! He had gotten in an accident. The phone fell and all I could hear was muffled talking. I wasn't sure if he was injured so I stayed on the phone and waited. Almost an hour went by and I was in tears worried about him. Finally when he came back to the phone and told me he was fine, he was quickly more worried about how I was feeling having to listen to it all and was so touched that I waited to see if he was okay. He was truly an amazing man, mentor and all around great person to be around. Lyndy thank you for all the great memories and wonderful times my Silver Fox. Denise Delgado Bates
Denise Bates
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September 14, 2020
Great guy. One of a kind. RIP
Jim McAvey
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September 14, 2020
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September 14, 2020
We have so many fond memories, not only with SCI, but all the laughs at our house along with the trips to Pensacola. What a loss, but Lindy will be in our hearts forever. God Bless!
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September 13, 2020
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September 12, 2020
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September 12, 2020
Was a usher in their wedding. A long time friend who lived a wonderful life. God Bless.
Jim Atkin
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September 11, 2020
Uncle Lyndy,
Thanks for loving me and my kids. For bringing ice cream to the house, picnics on the beach and teaching me that a bull should walk slowly in a china shop. See you in heaven, I’ll bring the Coors Light.
Miss Ruthie you are the best and thank you too for loving me.
Frank Strauss
Frank Strauss
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September 11, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful man. Such a dear dear soul!
Thoughts & prayers to the family from Susan @ Perdido Key Condo
Susan Shultz-Muench
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