Lenton Preston Pearson Sr., 85, passed away at his home in Barnwell on Saturday, March 29, 2014.
Mr. Pearson was born on Nov. 5, 1928, in Portsmith, Ohio. He was the son of the late Earl Monroe Pearson Sr. and Hilda Castle Bryant.
He was preceded in death by wives, Evelyn H. Pearson and Lucile B. Pearson.
He was in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, a retired produce manager with Big Star Grocery, and attended Reedy Branch Baptist Church for over 30 years.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., April 1, at Reedy Branch Baptist Church with Rev. Harry Warren officiating. Burial followed in the Barnwell County Memorial Cemetery by the airport. The family received friend one hour prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Gideon's Bible Fund or Reedy Branch Baptist Church, 411 Reedy Branch Road, Barnwell, SC 29812.
Survivors include son, Lenton Preston "L.P." (Tanya) Pearson Jr. of Trenton, Ga.; daughters, Debra P. (Tommy) Smoak and Diane P. (Amos) Snider of Barnwell; brother, Earl M. Pearson Jr. of Savannah; sister, Betty Gunter of Barnwell; ten grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Mole Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The People-Sentinel 04/02/14
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