Mr. John William Pearson, Jr., 63, of Camp Hill died Friday, May 26, 2017 at East Alabama Medical Center, Opelika. Funeral services will be held at Mt. Lovely Baptist Church, Camp Hill on Friday, June 2, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. (CST) with Rev. Bernard Harris officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The remains will lie in state at the church from 12:00 p.m. (CST) until the funeral hour. Public viewing will be at Vines Funeral Home, Thursday, June 1, 2017 from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. (CST).
Mr. Pearson was born on April 27, 1954 in Camp Hill to Mrs. Annie Lou Pearson and the late Mr. John Pearson, Sr.. He had been a member of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, Waverly since eary childhood. After graduating from Edward Bell High School in Camp Hill, Mr. Pearson attended the University of Alabama and REX College both in Birmingham. While in college, he was drafted into the United States Army. After leaving the military, Mr. Pearson found work in many different areas; however, he found truck driving to be his passion. He loved traveling all over the country. He also enjoyed fishing and watching football games. Mr. Pearson loved his family dearly and talked about his kids all the time.
Mr. Pearson is survived by his mother: Mrs.Annie Lou Pearson and a devoted sister: Mrs. Mary Francis (Glinnon) Holloway both of Camp Hill, one brother: LaSalle Minniefield, Union Springs; one daughter: Alana (Allen) Pearson-Hill, Memphis, TN and three sons: Eric Pearson, Johnathan Pearson and Christopher Pearson all of Birmingham; three aunts, two sisters-in-law, a devoted niece and nephew, Teaniace and Devin Bell, Birmingham and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
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