Dennis Gene Pearson, 74 of Pinellas Park passed away Wednesday January 6, 2021 after complications and a hard fight from cancer. He was born in Louisville, Kentucky to Gene Louis and Blanche (Jacobs) Pearson who preceded him in death. He moved the wife and kids to St Petersburg in October 1979 to be closer to his favorite and only brother Terry. In 1982 he came to Pinellas Park and liked it well enough to never want to leave.
He was a man who loved his cars and trucks in so many ways. If he wasn't showing them at the car shows all over the USA, he was doing his specialty of paint and body work. Later on it was restoring, rebuilding, buying, selling cars/trucks and their parts. He had nearly 60 years of knowledge that went with all those cars from his 1st Chevy Nova to the el Camino, aka Magic Dragon show truck in its 3 incarnations, his favorite year being his 1967 Chevy Malibu, the endless Chevy Corvette Stingrays not to mention all the vast number of pre-1972 Chevy trucks he was known for the last several years. In later years he found a desire to dance and made many friends there as well. He enjoyed entering dance competitions around the Tampa Bay area and other parts of Florida. He always gave his all no matter what he did and a bit of a perfectionist that the only way to do things was to do it right the first time then you would not have to do it again.
Dennis is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Bernadene and a daughter, Zandra and a son, Sean. Also three grandsons, Bricklin, Ashton and Sebastian, all of Pinellas Park. His brother, Terry (Marilee), two nephews, Jonathan and Alex and a niece, Erin, all of Roswell, GA.
Visitation: at Taylor Funeral Home on Tuesday January 12th from 6 to 8 pm.
Service: at Taylor Funeral Home on Wednesday January 13th at 11:00 am.
Interment: to follow at Calvary Cemetery.