Name Residence: Clinton H. Pearson Jr – Crossville,TN Date of Death: 06/29/2007 Notice Clinton H. Pearson Jr. Oct. 24, 1935 ù June 29, 2007 Clinton Hardin Pearson Jr. passed away June 29, 2007. Funeral services were conducted July 2 from the chapel of Crossville Memorial Funeral Home, with Chip Meadows and Harry Sabine officiating. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery in Nashville on July 3. Mr. Pearson was born Oct. 24, 1935, in Nashville, the son of Clinton H. Pearson Sr. and Leila Owen Pomeroy Pearson. He lived his younger life in Nashville. He played football and coached basketball. He had a long list of accomplishments, some of which included bring a graduate of Duncan College Preparatory School, Battle Ground Academy and the Citadel Military College of South Carolina. He became an Eagle Scout at age 15, in the Order of Arrow Scouting Honorary Fraternity. Mr. Pearson had a very serious automobile accident in 1958, which left him with brain damage and a handicap. It altered his life forever, as he had a very promising future in journalism as well as other things. His recovery was about three years because the doctors didn’t think he would ever walk or have a normal life again. With a lot of therapy and hard work, he did learn to walk and talk again. He did odd jobs before coming to Crossville to live and work at the state vocational training school as a counselor until his retirement in 1992. He was a 32nd degree Mason and Shriner in Nashville and was also a member of the Corinthian Lodge #414. He attended Peabody College for Special Education. He earned a Secondary English teaching certificate and a renewal of the same from Tennessee Technological University. He was the president of the Cumberland County Chess Club from Oct. 6, 1978, to Feb. 15, 2001, and had many chess articles in the Crossville Chronicle for several years. He won many trophies and awards for chess throughout the years. Many people may remember Mr. Pearson going to Dairy Queen and playing chess with whoever may have given him the honor of a challenging game, because everyone knew he liked to win. Due to several falls and broken bones, he moved to Wharton Nursing Home in Pleasant Hill in May 2004. He had many good friends throughout the years. Those most dear to him were Harry Sabine, as friend and confidant, and Roy and Faye Meadows as friends and caregivers. Thanks to all who have shown kindness to Mr. Pearson in spite of his handicap. Thank you, Wharton, for the excellent care, the kindness and the patience, for he was not always easy to care for, nor easy to understand. For the special attention from some of the staff, as in the kisses and the hugs, he greatly appreciated you. Mr. Pearson is survived by his daughter, Ann Elizabeth, of South Carolina. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, William Harden Pearson. Crossville Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. was in charge of the arrangements.
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