Eddie Paul Pearson 1931 - 2008 Linwood
Funeral services for Eddie Paul Pearson, 77, Linwood, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary-Eudora Chapel. Graveside services with military honors will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.Mr. Pearson died Monday, Sept. 22, 2008, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.He was born June 25, 1931, in Rich Hill, Mo., the son of George Mark and Imagene Frankie Hereford Pearson. He grew up in the Douglas County community, where he helped many area farmers and garage owners. He attended Missouri Technical College.Mr. Pearson served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. He worked as a senior service technician for IBM for more than 35 years. He was also a Mason.He married Helen Marie Hart on July 8, 1962, in Lawrence. She died Oct. 15, 2007.Survivors include two sons, Randy, Linwood, and Russell and wife Anne, Eudora; two sisters, Berva Jo White, Lawrence, and Mary Lou Cheek and husband Dick, Raytown, Mo.; two grandchildren, Jacob and Nicole; nieces and nephews Corky, Phyllis, Joe and Doug Hart, Julie Poore Christensen, Joyce Berkenes, Paula White, Cheryl Hunsinger, Patty Haller and Kellie Villareal; and his dog, Butch. The family suggests memorials to the American Lung Cancer Society, sent in care of the mortuary.The family will greet friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http;//www.warrenmcelwain.com">warrenmcelwain.com</a>, subject: Pearson.