Aug. 8, 1938 - April 8, 2020
MOUNT OLIVE — Paul Sherard Pearsall died peacefully Wednesday, April 8, 2020, at home after a period of declining health.
A graveside service was held on Saturday, April 11, at 2 p.m. at Maplewood Cemetery in Mount Olive with the Rev. Dr. Dennis Atwood officiating.
The son of the late Charlie and Myrtle Pearsall, he grew up in the Indian Springs community and graduated from Mount Olive High School in 1956.
He worked for a time at Kemp Furniture before joining his father in 1962 in the house moving business, C.L. Pearsall & Son. After his father’s retirement, the business became Pearsall House Moving.
Paul was a member of the North Carolina House Movers Association, serving on the board of directors and leading as its president for 12 years. He was also a founding member of the International Association of Structural Movers (IASM) in 1982. In 1988 he joined the IASM board of directors, and served as its president in 1998. He retired from the moving industry in 2003, and in 2006, the IASM honored him for outstanding achievement and service to the industry.
In the community, Paul was an active member of the Mount Olive Jaycees in his younger days, and for a time, he was a member of the Rotary Club of Mount Olive. He was a charter member of Southern Wayne Country Club.
In addition to his wife, Connie Smith Pearsall, he is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Lynn P. and Michael Williams of Mount Olive, and Kathy P. and Bob Simms of Raleigh; a grandson and wife, Jordan and Caitlin Williams of Dudley; a granddaughter and her fiancé, Katelyn Williams and Justin Rectenwald of Athens, Ga; and Maggie, his beloved golf course dog.
The family requests that memorials be directed to First Baptist Church of Mount Olive, P.O. Box 239, Mount Olive, NC 28365.
Arrangements by Tyndall Funeral Home Inc.