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Daniel Dale Pearson, Sr.

December 8, 1951 — February 7, 2024

Gulfport

Daniel Dale Pearson, Sr. passed away on February 7, 2024, in Gulfport, Mississippi at the age of 72. Born on December 8, 1951, in St. Louis, Missouri, Daniel lived a remarkable life that touched the hearts of many.

Daniel was a man of integrity and had a no-nonsense, stern personality. He was known for being true to his word and speaking his mind. People appreciated his straightforwardness and respected him for it. With Daniel, you always knew where you stood. Despite his stern exterior, he had a kind heart and was dedicated to those he loved.

Daniel's military service played an important role in shaping him as a person. He served three tours in Vietnam and dedicated 22 years of his life to the U.S. Army as a Green Beret and a member of the Special Forces. His commitment to serving his country was unwavering and admirable. In addition to his combat duties, Daniel also served as a drill instructor, shaping the lives of many young soldiers who looked up to him.

Outside of his military career, Daniel had several hobbies and interests that brought him joy and balance in life. He had an undeniable love for the outdoors and found solace in activities such as fishing and yard work. These pastimes allowed him to connect with nature and provided moments of tranquility amidst the demands of everyday life.

Family meant everything to Daniel. He cherished his wife, Susan, deeply and they shared many wonderful moments throughout their years of marriage. His children and grandchildren held a special place in his heart, bringing joy and happiness into his life that cannot be measured. Daniel's love extended beyond humans; he formed incredible bonds with his dogs, giving them companionship and shelter.

One aspect of Daniel's personality that defined him was his adventurous spirit. He loved traveling to different corners of the world, seeking new experiences, and embracing diverse cultures. From the vibrant streets of Spain to the breathtaking landscapes of Alaska and Hawaii, Daniel ventured far and wide. He even ventured as far as Singapore, immersing himself in the beauty of Southeast Asia. These travels enriched his life and fostered his appreciation for the world's wonders.

On February 16, 2024, at Biloxi National Cemetery in Biloxi, Mississippi, a graveside service will be held to honor Daniel's memory. The service will begin at 9:00 AM. Friends, family, and all those whose lives were touched by Daniel are invited to pay their final respects and gather together to celebrate a life well-lived.

Daniel Dale Pearson, Sr. leaves behind a legacy that won't be forgotten. He will be deeply missed by his loving wife Susan Pearson, as well as other cherished family members and friends who were lucky enough to have known him during his extraordinary journey.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations be made to a veterans' organization of your choice in honor of Daniel's dedication and service to his country.

As we say goodbye to Daniel, let us remember his no-nonsense personality, his unwavering commitment to others, and the many memories we shared with him. May he find eternal peace knowing he made a lasting impact on the lives he touched.

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Graveside Service

Friday, February 16, 2024

Starts at 9:00 am (Central time)

Biloxi National Cemetery

400 Veterans Ave,, Biloxi, MS 39531

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