William Arnold Pearson
William Arnold Pearson
  • July 24, 1921 - April 25, 2017
  • Douglasville, Georgia

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Mr. William Arnold Pearson, Sr., age 95, passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017. He was born July 24, 1921 in Decatur, GA to the late Ernest William and Julia Christine Betts Pearson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Hall Pearson; brother, Dr. Lamar Pearson; and sisters, Elizabeth Pearson, Mildred Pearson, and Sara Pearson Chriss.

Mr. Pearson was a faithful member of the Douglasville First United Methodist Church for many years where he was a very active member of the Brotherhood Sunday School Class. He served in the United States Army during World War II, having been involved in both the Normandy Invasion and the Battle of the Bulge. He worked in and retired from the insurance industry.

He is survived by his son, Bill Pearson; daughters and sons-in-law, Fran and Frank Overdyke, Nancy and Jimmy Ramey, and Jan and Lance Hill; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Friday, April 28, 2017 at 11:00 AM from the Douglasville First United Methodist Church with Rev. Brett DeHart officiating.

A graveside service will be held Friday, April 28, 2017 at 2:00 PM from Westview Cemetery in Atlanta.

The family will receive friends at Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home on Thursday, April 27, 2017, between the hours of 4:00 and 7:00 PM.

Those who wish to express condolences or share a special memory may do so online at www.whitleygarner.com