Carl E. “Jim” Pearson, 75, of Dahoga Rd., Wilcox, died Tuesday, July 25, 2012 at Kane Community Hospital.
Carl was born Oct. 19, 1936 in New Brighton, the son of the late Harry and Margaret (Doyle) Pearson, and came to Wilcox at an early age, where he was raised by his family members, the late Victor and Florence Pearson.
Carl lived all his life in Wilcox and was a graduate of Wilcox High School. He served in the Army as Airborne Ranger from 1955 to 1958. He worked 36 years with Keystone Carbon of St. Marys, retiring in 2000. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapping and was a member of the Wilcox Sportsmen’s and American Legion.
He is survived by his former wife, Barbara (Kibbie) of Kane, and their four children, Mark (Angela) Pearson of Wilcox, Victor Pearson of Erie, Christine Pearson of Jacksonville, Fla., and Jami (Pete) Wyatt of Coudersport. He spent the past decades with his longtime partner, Rosemary Stahli, who predeceased him in 2009, and he is survived by their son, Jacob Pearson of Wilcox. Carl is also survived by his brother, George “Tom” Pearson of Fombell; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents, surrogate parents and longtime partner, he was predeceased by a brother, Sonny Pearson; and three sisters, Dorothy Williams, Helen Doyle and Esther Messia
The family of Carl E. "Jim" Pearson will be receiving friends at the Ubel Funeral Home in Johnsonburg from noon to 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 29, 2012. Memorial services will follow at 1 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. Military honors will be accorded by the Johnsonburg/Wilcox Servicemen’s Detail. Servicemen are asked to assemble at the funeral home at 12:45 p.m. on Sunday.