March 10, 2023
5 p.m. - 7 p.m.





Barry D. Pearson, 55, of Valdese, NC passed away Wednesday, March 1, 2023 due to a motor vehicle accident. Born in Burke County, NC on January 26, 1968, he was a son of Gail Pearson and the late Mike Pearson. Barry was a handyman and would help anyone that needed it. He loved fishing, hunting, shooting pool, Nascar, riding his horse and his dog CoCo. Barry was a loving son, father, and pappy.

In addition to his mother, Barry is survived by his sons, Heath Pearson (Sara) and Austin Pearson (Kara); granddaughter, Caroline Pearson; brother; Joey Pearson; and wife, Tammy Pearson.

Barry was preceded in death by his father, Mike Pearson; grandparents, Jirl and Vera Helms, Grant and Juanita Pearson; and an uncle, Byron Pearson.

The family will receive friends 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, March 10, 2023 at Sossoman Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions can be made to Burke County Friends for Animals.

Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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Scott and I always enjoyed sitting across from Barry at the Moose Lodge to catch up with him. Wonderful young man. Blessings to you all.

—Katie Hayward
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Gonna miss you pop!!! See you and paw paw one again one day!!! Love you

—Heath Pearson
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Gail, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that I have you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

—Pat Simpson
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I'm at lost for words. My heart is broken for your family. You've been my friend (family) for many years always just a phone call away. Such a beautiful soul gone but will never be forgotten. I know your dancing in the sky with pop (Mike). Love you forever and a day. RIP BARRY ❤️

—Stephanie Fisher
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My sincere sympathy to the family. I am praying for your comfort and peace in the coming days. God bless all of you 🙏🌿💖

—Janie Causby

Thoughts and prayers for the family and friends. May God give you all peace in this time of sorrow. - Barbara TRIVETT & Family

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—Rachel Bailey
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—Shelbe Williams