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David 'Sam' Pearson

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Date published: 1/15/2013

David 'Sam' Pearson

The Rev. David "Sam" Pearson Sr. of Birchwood, Tenn., passed away unexpectedly Friday, Jan. 11, 2013.

Sam was born June 7, 1945, in Alexandria and reared in Brentsville. He graduated from Gar-Field High School in 1963, Pensacola Christian College in 1983 and Pensacola Theological Seminary.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Irma Pearson; sons and daughter-in-law, David Pearson Jr. of Arlington and Michael and Gina Pearson, of Ooltewah, Tenn.; sisters Mary Pumphrey and Pat Turner; brother Bud Pearson; four grandchildren, Ryan, Brandon, Taylor and Jackson; and many nieces and nephews.

The Rev. Pearson pastored the Lake of the Woods Baptist Church in Spotsylvania County for four years and then Flat Run Baptist Church in Locust Grove for 11 years until he retired.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, and 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, at Lakewood Baptist Church, Harrison, Tenn.. Dr. David Bragg will conduct the service at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church.

An interment service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, in Grace United Methodist Church cemetery in Hartwood.

Arrangements are by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Chattanooga, Tenn, and Found & Sons Funeral Chapel of Fredericksburg.

Send online condolences at covenantfuneral.com or foundandsons.com.