Obituary: Glen Allen Pearson, Sr.

Submitted by Cheney Witt Funeral Home

Glen Allen Pearson, Sr., age 79, a resident of Fort Scott, Kan., went to be with the Lord Saturday, December 9, 2017, at the Mercy Hospital.

He was born on October 18, 1938, in Wichita, Kan., the son of Martin and Manda Bell Pearson (Leopard). Glen served in the United States Navy from 1956 to 1962 aboard the U.S.S. 9 Owen in Norfolk, Va., working as a 2nd class boiler tech. After returning from the Navy, Glen married Frances McDaniel on September 9, 1962. He went to work for Derby gas station, Comstock’s Service Station, then Bruce’s Marble and Granite for several years before staring his own business. In 1965, Glen started Pearson Trash Service which he ran successfully until 1983 when his health forced him to retire. Glen enjoyed playing baseball with the kids at family dinners and get-togethers, he really enjoyed cutting wood, coon hunting and fishing. He enjoyed gardening and watching the deer come up. He loved playing Spades, Uno, Monopoly, Dominoes and joking with the kids, always making them laugh.

Survivors include his wife Frances, of the home, one daughter Agnes Pearson, and companion Eugene Thomas, of Fulton, Kan.; six sons, Marty Pearson and wife Tina, of Fulton, Kan., John Pearson, of Fort Scott, Glen A. Pearson Jr., of Fort Scott, Arthur Pearson and wife Rachell, of Redfield, Kan., Timothy Pearson and wife Shelly, of Dewey, Okla., Randy Pearson and wife Christina of Fort Scott, Kan.; 29 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandson, two brothers, Jerry Pearson, of Fulton, Mo., and Don Pearson and wife Ruth, of Toano, Va.; two sisters, Alberta Clark, of Wichita, Kan., and Anna May Daily, of Fort Scott; along with several great, great-great, and great-great-great nieces and nephews. Glen was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Nettie Collier, a brother John Pearson, a grandson William Pulliam and a great grandson Rushton Hicks.

Funeral Service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, December 15, 2017, at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in the U.S. National Cemetery under the direction of Cheney Witt Chapel. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Contributions are suggested to the Glen Pearson Memorial Fund or the V.F.W. in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, PO box 347, Fort Scott, Kansas 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guest book at

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