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Charles Alex 'Charlie' Pearson

Published on -9/22/2012, 5:50 PM

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Charles Alex "Charlie" Pearson, 83, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012.

He was born July 4, 1929, in Larned to Alex and Mabel Pearson. He graduated from high school in Garfield, attended Fort Hays State College and later graduated from Missouri Valley College with a degree in humanics under the influence of H. Roe Bartle.

He married LuEtta Marie Hanson on Aug. 28, 1949, in WaKeeney. She preceded him in death. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served in Korea from 1952 to 1953. Upon his return, he continued to serve in the Army Reserves until his retirement in 1972, as Command Sergeant Major.

He was a district executive for the Boy Scouts of America, serving the Kansas councils of Kanza, Jayhawk, Coronado, and council executive for Santa Fe Trail. He then went on to serve as council executive for the state of Montana. He served for a brief time in Boulder, Colo., before moving to the Kansas City area in 1987 to be near his family.

He was active in his local Rotary Clubs, serving as president and district governor. He was active in his local church, most recently Leawood United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Cherie Brown and husband, David; and a granddaughter, Rebekah Brown.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Leawood United Methodist Church; an additional memorial service will be at Garfield Lutheran Church with burial to follow at 11 a.m. Friday in Garfield Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to a local church, scout troop or service club.

D.W. Newcomer's Sons Overland Park Chapel, 8201 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS 66204, is in charge of arrangements.

Condolences can be sent to the family at www.overlandparkchapel.com.

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