PEARSON, Wilbur F. 1913 - 1998
PEARSON, BEALE, HAWTHORNE
Posted By: Joey Stark
Date: 11/25/2017 at 19:34:59
Publication not noted, possibly "The Fairfield Ledger"
Friday, March 13, 1998
Wilbur F. PEARSON, 84, of Lakeland, Fla., died at 12:56 a.m. Monday, March 2, 1998, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center in Lakeland.
The body was cremated. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Behner Funeral Home with the Rev. Keith Trumbo officiating. Burial will be in Fell Cemetery in Libertyville. No family visitation is scheduled. Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
Mr. PEARSON was born May 29, 1910 (sic - 1913), in Libertyville, the son of Samuel A. and Margaret Ann BEALE (sic - Samuel A. PEARSON and Margaret Ann BEALE PEARSON). He attended University of Chicago and received a bachelor's degree in Meterorology (sic) in the 1930s. After graduation, he began a career of 39 years with the National Weather Service. From 1942 to 1946, he worked as a meteorologist for U.S. Army Air corps in Washington, D.C., and Panama, and two years in Fort Myers, Fla., before transferring to Orlando, Fla., in 1977. He retired from National Weather Service after being diagnosed with leukemia and emphysema.
Still active, he worked in administration for the Church of Scientology in Orlando, Clearwater, Fla., and Los Angeles, for eight years before retiring completely in 1986. He had been married, but was divorced.
Survivors include two sons, Alan of Los Angeles and Clay of Orlando; and one sister, Enid HAWTHORNE of Siloam Springs, Ark.
Preceding him in death were his parents.
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