GEORGETOWN — Morris “Dale” Pearman, 84, of Georgetown, passed away at 4:29 a.m. Thursday, June 5, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family.
He was born on Dec. 12, 1929, in Indianola, the son of Benjamin and Elsie (Lanham) Pearman.
He was united in marriage to Patricia Cook on Oct. 15, 1950, in Georgetown. She will miss him dearly.
He also will be missed by his daughter, Cheryl Pearman of Georgetown; his son, Curt Pearman of Hillsboro; his grandchildren, Travis (Melissa) Pearman of Catlin, Heather (Donny) Marrow of Westville and Sonny Pearman of Georgetown; his great-grandchildren, Sam and Libby Pearman, Ava and Aleah Marrow, and Isabella Pearman; and his brothers, Arnold Pearman of Indianola, Cloyd (Cathy) Camplin of Ottawa and Bob (Betty) Thomas of Indianola. He was preceded in death by his parents and several brothers and sisters.
Dale was a proud Veteran serving in the U.S. Navy. In his early years, Dale worked for Beards Dairy located east of Georgetown and delivered milk to Producers Dairy in Danville. He later worked for and retired from General Motors after 30 years of service where he drove a lift truck, worked in the stockroom and was a time-keeper.
Dale was a member of Vermilion Grove Friends Church and a Sunday School teacher. He took interest in the Georgetown youth by coaching baseball. He was an avid Chicago Bears fan, as well as, the Cubs. He also rooted for the Illini teams. Dale was often seen working in his yard and took pride in it. Dale enjoyed sitting in the swing in their yard with the love of his life, Pat. His contagious smile will be missed by all.
A Memorial Service will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 10, at Vermilion Grove Friends Church with Pastor Jim Walker officiating. Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, June 10, at the church. As per his wishes, Dale was cremated and will be laid to rest in Forest Park Cemetery immediately following the service. Sunset’s Houghton-Leasure Funeral Home assisted his family with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dale’s name to Vermilion Grove Friends Church. Please join his family in sharing memories through his Tribute Wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.