Jack Alan Pearson was born March 21, 1937, and died April 28, 2019.

Jack Alan Pearson, 82, passed away on Sunday, April 28, 2019, in Shawnee.

He was born in Joplin, Missouri, to Denzil and Blanche Pearson. He married Beverly Swift on Jan. 25, 1957 in Joplin. They enjoyed 51 years together in marriage. They began their married life in Shawnee while attending Oklahoma Baptist University. They lived in Dallas, Texas, and Nashville, Tennessee, before returning to Shawnee in 1967.

Jack was a professor of music at Oklahoma Baptist University from 1967 until 2005 and directed the Bisonette Glee Club for 33 years. He also served as minister of music at University Baptist Church and Immanuel Baptist Church, where he most recently was the orchestra director and enjoyed playing the trumpet.

He was preceded in death by his wife, sister, Wanda Jackson, and great-grandson, Johnny David Cullison.

Survivors include his daughters, Lesli Underwood (Bill), Lauri Pearson, and Lisa Cullison (John); grandchildren, Emily Scott (Raymond), Jessica Underwood (fiancé Gerard Bifulco), John Alan Cullison (Jennifer), and William Underwood; great-grandchildren, Adam, Tristan, Wyatt and Ryder Scott, and Jaycee and Jordyn Cullison; a brother, Bill Pearson; and special friend, Juanita Fluke.

A memorial service will be Monday, May 6, 3 p.m. at University Baptist Church in Shawnee. The family will be available for visitation following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be sent to “The Jack Pearson Bisonette Scholarship,” c/o Oklahoma Baptist University, 500 W. University, Shawnee, 74804.