Dr. William "DOC" Elkin Pearson, Jr, 89, of Owensboro died Saturday, August 31, 2019. He was born in Madison County on June 4, 1930 to the late William Elkin Pearson and Ethel Bogie Pearson. Dr. Pearson was a Neurosurgeon in Owensboro for 28 years. He was a veteran of the United States Army and served during the Korean War. He loved his church family at Parrish Avenue Church of Christ and enjoyed race cars and the Kentucky Wildcats. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Phyllis Ann Pearson Walters.
Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Suzanne VanConia Pearson; a daughter, Malinda Pearson Tolleson (Curtis); two sons, William Elkin Pearson, III (Karen) and Joseph David Pearson; a step-daughter, Angel Nightingale; and eight grandchildren.
Services will be at 1:00pm on Friday, September 6, 2019 at James H. Davis Funeral Home & Crematory. Entombment will follow in Rosehill Cemetery with Military Honors. Visitation will be on Thursday from 3:00pm until 7:00pm and on Friday after 11:00am at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516, Parrish Avenue Church of Christ, 2302 West Parrish Avenue, Owensboro, KY 42301, or Wendell Foster, P. O. Box 1668, Owensboro, KY 42302.