Richard L. "Dick" Pearson, 82, rural Delphi, passed away Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021, at 12:15 p.m. at his home. He had been in ill health the past year.
He was born March 28, 1939, in Colburn, to the late Edward Pearson and Viola (Sheets) Pearson Vore. Dick was close to his step-father John Vore, who helped raise him. His first marriage was to Barbara J. Pritts in Flora on Dec. 30, 1957, and she preceded him in death on Dec. 26, 2007. He then married Donnetta K. Davis Wheeldon at Dick's home near Delphi on Aug. 18, 2017, and she survives.
Surviving are wife, Donnetta K. Pearson, Delphi; daughters, Peggy (Tony) Brooks, Delphi, Tina (Roger) Pettiner, Camden, Tammy (Mike) Brovont, Delphi, Penny (Ron) Stevens, Delphi; sons, Scott (Tracy) Pearson, rural Camden, Steve (Jenny) Pearson, Camden; step-children, Sharon (Scott) Bail, Monticello, Susan Yost and Russ Yerowiktz, Edna Mills; Lucinda, Paul, and Cindy who lived with him and he helped raise; special family friend, Claudette Rodkey, Frankfort; 11 grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren survive.
He is preceded in death by a son in law, Jim Allen; four sisters; and one brother.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 4 – 8 p.m. at Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi. His funeral service will be there Wednesday at 11a.m.; Rev. Ed Selvidge officiating.
Burial at Camden Cemetery.
To view his obit or send an online condolence to the family, visit: http://www.abbottfuneralhome.com
Published by The Monticello Herald Journal from Nov. 29 to Dec. 7, 2021.