Herbert H. Pearson, 86 of Watseka passed away on Monday August 9, 2021 at the Iroquois Resident Home in Watseka. He was born on March 31, 1935 in Birdtown, AR, a son of William and Charity Gordon Pearson. Herb married Shirley Meyer in Watseka on June 15, 1958 and she survives. They were blessed with 63 years of marriage. In addition to his wife, also surviving are two sons- Steven (Teri) Pearson of Venice, FL and Bruce (Denise) Pearson of St. George, UT; one daughter- Karen (Jim) Flach of Ft. Wright, KY; nine grandchildren- Stephanie (James) Jaskolski, Jon (Becca) Pearson, Ryan, Andrew, Daniel, and Nicole Flach, Evan, Eric (Paige), and Alex Pearson. He was preceded in death by his parents and ten brothers.
Herb was a member of First United Methodist Church in Watseka where he served on many committees. He was employed at Uarco as a printer for 23 years, owned and operated Pearson Transport Livery Service, and served as a real estate agent for several years. Herb was an avid Cubs fan, enjoyed playing golf, and was a member of the Watseka Lions Club.
Memorial services will be held at a later date with Pastor Ben Stone officiating. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Watseka. Graveside military rites will be conducted by the Watseka American Legion.
Memorials may be made to the Iroquois Memorial Hospice or the donor's choice.
Arrangements are by the Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka.
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