Robert LeVern Pearson – age 87, of Merritt Island, Fl died Sunday, January 12, 2020. Funeral services and military honors will be held Friday, January 17, 2020 at 2 PM at the Dryer Funeral Home, Holly. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Milford. Visitation will be from 12 - 2 PM Friday prior to the service. Mr. Pearson was born in Holly on April 11, 1932 to Joshua and Mae (Smith) Pearson. He was a graduate of Holly High class of 1950, a University of Florida graduate and was a Korean War veteran, serving in the US Air Force as an instrument pilot. He then worked for NASA where he trained the Apollo astronauts to use the lunar landing module for landing on the moon. Bob enjoyed dancing, giving talks about the moon landing, flying planes, and collecting and selling antiques. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; step-children, Tammy (Burt) and Dale; and nieces and nephews, Josh (Joice) Pearson, Judy (Matt) Johnson, Jim (Joyce) Pearson, Darrell (Elana) Heck, and Robert Heck. He was preceded in death by his brother, Maurice Pearson and sister, Joan Heck. Memorial donations may be made to the Holly American Legion or charity of your choice.
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