May 30, 2013


T.J. Pearson, 79, of Duncan, Okla., died Monday, May 27, 2013, at his home in Duncan surrounded by his family.

Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at Lake City Cemetery in Lake City, Iowa.

Lampe Funeral Home in Lake City is in charge of arrangements.

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T.J. was born Jan. 18, 1934, in Auburn, Iowa, to Asa and Nancy (Vaughan) Pearson. He retired after 24 years as a mail carrier for the U.S. Post Office, he was a commander of the Civil Air Patrol and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. T.J. was a lay preacher for the Church of Nazarene having pastored the Comanche in Comanche, Okla., and the Church of Nazarene in Henrietta, Texas. He also was a member of the Letter Carriers Association.

T.J. and Audene Wright were married June 8, 1954, in Ryan, Okla.

Survivors include his wife Audene of the home; sons Asa C. Pearson and wife Patricia of Duncan, T.J. Pearson Jr. of Duncan, a daughter Vonda Howard and husband Jimmy of Edmond, Okla.; brother Asa B. Pearson of Mount Vernon, Wash.; sisters Alice Lindquist of Ida Grove, Iowa, and Nancy Lensing of Chicago, Ill.; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.