Gary C. Pearson



Gary C. Pearson, 72, of Seymour, and formerly of Indianapolis and Columbus, entered his spiritual journey into the beautiful gardens of eternity Saturday, July 18, 2015, at home in the company of his wife, Rebecca Austin-Pearson.

Besides his wife, survivors include his children, Troy Pearson, Chatlin Pearson and Sha Loving; his beloved Yorkie, Chloe; and many people that have touched his life.

He was preceded in death by his father, Leroy C. Pearson, who was killed in World War II in France while serving his country when Gary was a very young child, and his mother, Lottie Crider Pearson Hiles.

After being diagnosed with cancer four years ago, he continued to pursue his life with strength and endurance while fighting several challenging setbacks. He had a deep devotion for his country.

He was a graduate of Columbus High School and Ball State University, belonging to Sigma Delta fraternity. He was retired from teaching, having taught science and biology at Triton Central and Mooresville high schools. He later retired from Kobelco Metal Powder, where he worked in the lab.

He had a great appreciation and love of nature, as he was a supporting member of the National Audubon Society, Nature Conservancy and many other organizations dedicated to the pursuit of preservation. He had a passion for reading and made donations and contributions to area schools and libraries.

He spent considerable time crafting his yard and woods into a park-like setting, designing rock walls and walks, planting trees and setting up bird-feeding stations.

He also enjoyed Indiana University basketball, Cincinnati Reds baseball, football, the Indianapolis 500 and decorating for the holidays. His greatest enjoyment was challenging his daughter, Chatlin, to quirky contests and putting sticks and various objects randomly in her personal space, often even mailing them to her at college.

A quick wit and charming sense of humor made him easy to like.

A private funeral service will be at Houston Christian Church for Gary’s close family and friends to honor his life with burial following at Houston Cemetery, where taps will be played in honor of his father.

Memorials may be made to Red Sky Rescue in memory of Liam Carter or National Audubon Society.

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