Timothy Alan Pearson
1957 - 2020
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Timothy Alan Pearson
Savannah, Georgia
He was a gentle, wise, and kind man. He was a beloved and respected husband, father, grandfather, brother, educator, and academic.
Timothy Alan Pearson passed away July 28, 2020 due to complications of COVID-19 infection. He was 63.
Timothy was born on June 13, 1957 in Madison, Wisconsin. A lifelong academic and educator, he earned his Bachelor of Science, Master of Professional Accountancy, and doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
He worked as a Professor of Accounting and in college administration for more than 30 years- first at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, then at West Virginia University, and finally at Georgia Southern University. At the time of his death Dr. Pearson was Director of the School of Accountancy and Professor of Accounting at Georgia Southern University. He was an expert in forensic accounting and served as editor for multiple academic journals, published numerous peer-reviewed articles, and secured millions in grant funding. He took great pride in his teaching and was dedicated to mentoring and advising young professionals as they began their careers.
Timothy was a loving husband, a kind father, and a thoughtful mentor to students. He was known for his quick smile, his intelligent conversation, and his gentle spirit. He was always there when his family needed him and his guiding hand and sage advice will be sorely missed by all who knew him. It was a sight to behold this tender man spring into action with decisiveness, intelligence, and empathy when needed. He was a big fan of science fiction and fantasy,
basketball, football, and rock music of all kinds.
Timothy is survived by and will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 35 years, Lori, and his 4 children- Nathan, Joshua, Skylar, and Samuel. He is also survived by his beautiful granddaughter Violette, Samuel's partner Cassidy, his brothers Dave and Bill, and his sisters Pegge and Judith. Timothy was preceded in death by his father, mother, and brother Steve.
A memorial service will be held to celebrate Timothy's life. Attendance will be limited to his immediate family secondary to the pandemic. In lieu of flowers Timothy's family requests that donations be made to the CDC foundation emergency response fund for coronavirus. www.familiesfirstcare.com
Savannah Morning News
08/02/2020
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Published in Savannah Morning News from Jul. 31 to Aug. 2, 2020.
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August 22, 2020
Dr. Pearson was an incredible Director at GSU who I had the privilege to work with and for. Tim had a great heart for his students and his profession. He was genuine and kind, he will truly be missed. God bless and soar with the eagles!
Kendra Clayton
Coworker
August 16, 2020
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Penny Maestretti, Neighbor
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Penny Maestretti
Neighbor
August 12, 2020
Lori and family,

Our deepest condolences on your tremendous loss. We hope the memories of Tim's life and the love and wisdom he shared with family, colleagues, and students helps ease your burden in the coming days.
Elizabeth & Chris White
Neighbor
August 10, 2020
Our condolences...
Jon, Katherine, Jamie, Kate Karraker
Friend
August 8, 2020
Thank you, Tim, for being such a positive person and making such a great difference in our lives. You will be missed.
Pam Glendinning
Coworker
August 7, 2020
I am so sorry to hear about Tim’s passing. I was in graduate school with him at Univ. of Wisconsin. He was indeed a funny, kind, smart man who was respected by all of us. May he Rest In Peace and may his memory be a blessing to his family. Leslie Oakes, New Mexico
Leslie Oakes
Classmate
August 7, 2020
Being a doctoral student at UW Madison was a stressful time. Piles of books and articles to read, papers to write, too many students to teach and crummy offices under the eaves of Bascom Hall.

To that experience Tim brought not only academic enthusiasm, but a smiling face and many happy chuckles. Those of us who were fortunate to share those days with Tim, now feel his lose acutely. The academic community has lost a really good one.
Judyth Swingen
Classmate
August 7, 2020
Lori and family,
The Angotti family is so sorry to hear the news of Tim’s passing. He was a sweet man and we have many fond memories of your entire family at St. Francis.
We will keep you in our thoughts. God bless you all.
Shea Angotti
Acquaintance
August 7, 2020
Tim will be sorely missed by all who knew him. He was a true friend and wonderful father with a heart of gold. I always picture him smiling.. I hope that you, his family, will be comforted by the knowledge of all the joy you gave him.
Shawna Stewart
Friend
August 5, 2020
My condolences to the family and friends. We pray that the lord may give them the comfort and the though this difficult time
Hani Samawi
Coworker
August 5, 2020
My heart is broken Pearson Family! I adored Tim! Truly! We had a quirky, fun relationship in High School! I think Tim is the one that nick-named Kristi, Krik! I could be wrong but I am giving him the kudos. We made up words...the only one I remember is “schneel-o-the-week”. What the heck but so very cool. Nothing but the best of the best for Tim, his family and my lovely Pearson clan. All my love. We shall meet again in Heaven and what a day it will be!❤❤
Karen Rommelfanger Schweugert
Classmate
August 5, 2020
So sorry for his family. I knew Tim during my time at the school of Business and Economics at WVU. He was a wonderful colleague.
Catharine Thieme
Friend
August 5, 2020
Miss Lori and children, We are so sorry for your loss. Tim was an amazing man. We had so many years of sports parents, sitting in the stands watching all those games of our children playing together. His wit and fun personality was always a delight. You are in our hearts and our prayers. We lift you up to our Lord at this time. We miss you all! Know that we are here for you! Rebecca, Moose, Cameron, Brady and Kyle. The Tuckers from Morgantown, WV.
Rebecca Tucker
Friend
August 5, 2020
This news breaks my heart. Dr. P touched so many of us from his brilliant teaching to our RA family. Lori, thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.
Stephanie Bostaph Martin
Student
August 4, 2020
My heartfelt condolences to the Pearson family. Dr. Pearson had a significant impact on me as an accounting student at WVU. He was always a pleasure to be around, with a confident leadership and friendly demeanor that was so welcoming. I am grateful to have known him and know that he is missed by so many. I am so sorry for your loss.
Patrick Dunlavey
Student
August 4, 2020
Oh, Lori, we are so very sorry for your loss and your beautiful family’s loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry. Sending you love and light during this very difficult time.
Chris and Tami
Tami and Chris Crane
Friend
August 4, 2020
I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Pearson while at WVU. He quickly stands out as one of the best. He had an infectious personality and it was a joy to take his classes. I am saddened by his passing, but I take great joy in knowing how many people he helped and touched over the years. Prayers and blessings to the Pearson family, including all his former students. God Bless.
Justin
Student
August 4, 2020
Tim was an extremely supportive person. There are few persons in this world who can do better. He was very friendly even when under pressure. My life is better for knowing him
Errol Stewart
Coworker
August 4, 2020
Todd Kuckkahn
Friend
August 4, 2020
Joy Saab
Coworker
August 4, 2020
Ivy Silbiger
Friend
August 4, 2020
I adored my uncle, and will always smile when thinking of him. He was a sweet, fun, and very loving person. I’m grateful we shared so many interests - especially in teaching and comic books. He will be missed, but never forgotten.
Emmalee Pearson
Family
August 3, 2020
Thought the world of Tim. It was my great fortune to have known him in his years at Georgia Southern. He was very capable, very helpful, very kind and very gentle. I miss him already.
Mark Hanna
Coworker
August 3, 2020
Tim was such a kind and wonderful colleague. He will be missed in the Parker College of Business at Georgia Southern.
Jackie and Kevin Eastman
Coworker
August 2, 2020
A beautiful photo of Tim and Lori on their wedding day.
Julie Pearson
Family
August 2, 2020
Tim was everyone’s friend, confidante, and dance partner. There was no one who could match his prowess on the dance floor. But it was his laugh and gentle spirit that I will always remember.
Julie Pearson
Family
August 2, 2020
pegge butenhoff
Family
August 2, 2020
Tim was such a kind, wonderful, caring, and fun guy! I'm so sorry. Prayers and blessings to Lori and her kids and to all of the Pearson family. Sending much love from Madison ❤
Chris Kammer
Family
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