Ray Pearson

Ray Pearson, 79, of Hickory, went home to be with his heavenly father on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022. Ray was born on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1943, in Wilkes County to the late Junior Edgar Pearson and Lora Belle Pearson.

In addition to his parents, Ray was preceded in death by his wife of 33 years, Jackie Petty Pearson; brother, Samuel Lee Pearson, and sister, Mattie Earp.

Those left to cherish his memory are sons, Timothy Ray Pearson (Kathy), Shane Travis (Holly), Casey Travis (Brandi); daughters, Angela Pearson Bebber (Bobby), Crystal Pearson Page (Sean), Amber Travis; brothers, William Pearson (Clinie), Jack Pearson (Robin), Larry Pearson (Brenda); sisters, Lora Philips (Keith), Mary Ann Anderson (Larry), Magdeline Knight; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; cherished nieces and nephews, as well as many beloved friends.

A visitation will be held on Monday, Sept. 19 from 6-8 p.m. at Drum Funeral Home, 509 1st Ave South, Conover.

A celebration of life service will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 2 p.m. at Drum Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor David Jones officiating.

Burial will follow the service at 3 p.m., Catawba Memorial Park, 3060 US-70, Hickory.

Condolences may be sent to the Pearson family at www.drumfh-conover.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist, Attn: Office of Philanthropy and Alumni Relations, P.O. Box 571021, Winston-Salem, N.C., 27157-102.

The Pearson family entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Conover.

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