Last Updated on March 22, 2020 by Fisher Funeral Chapel
Tommy E. Pearson, Sr., of Logansport, passed away Thursday, March 19, 2020, at St. Franciscan Health East, Lafayette.
Born July 13, 1935, in Cass County, he was the son of the late Edward Leroy and Helen Mae (Taylor) Pearson
Tommy was a veteran of the Korean War, proudly serving in the United States Air Force where he served for ten years before retiring.
While in the Air Force, he worked on P51 Mustangs. He also became good friends with Lt. Col. Julius Jackson, a member of the famous Tuskegee Airmen.
On December 29, 1956, in Logansport, to Beverly Ann (McCarty) Pearson, who preceded him in death on August 15, 2012,
For many years, Tommy worked as a machine operator at the Chrysler plant in Kokomo. He enjoyed his memberships with the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3790 and the American Legion Post 60 where he spent a lot of time visiting with fellow veterans.
A family-oriented man, Tommy’s priorities in life were in perfect order. He loved his family dearly and enjoyed keeping up with his grandchildren.
Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Larry Floyd, of Americus, GA; one son, Tommy E. Pearson Jr. of Logansport; twelve grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and the “dog he didn’t like” Ramona – who was his best friend.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Donna Burkett, Joan Starbuck, Janet Estes, Charlene Walker and Robert Pearson.
Private family services will be held.
Burial, with full military rites, will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Logansport.
You may share memories and words of comfort on Tommy’s Tribute Wall at www.fisherfuneralchapel.com