- February 13, 1924 - May 29, 2012
- Oak Ridge, Tennessee
of Wert's Passing
Habitat for Humanity of Anderson County
111 Randolph Road
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
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I'm so sorry to hear of Wert's passing. I enjoyed his sweet, loving way of speaking with me. I pray that God's presence and loving arms...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Sharon Cowen - Oak Ridge, TN
“I always called Uncle Wert "Festus" because when I was a little girl I watched "Gunsmoke" with my family and Uncle Wert's southern accent sounded...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Patty Bowers Clark - St. Peters, MO
“Linda and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I know how much your dad will be missed. He is now with other members of your family who passed and...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Denise - Knoxville, TN - friend
“Oscar and I are so very sorry that Uncle Wert is gone, but we are so happy that he has gone to his Heavenly reward. Our thoughts and prayers are with...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Margaret Hall Fowler and Husband Oscar Fowler - FL
“Sid and I were extremely saddened to learn of Wert's death. We always appreciated his warmth and his friendliness. Oveda, you are in our hearts and...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Pat Powell - Oak Ridge, TN
“I remember how much I loved to visit my family in Oak Ridge and go see Uncle Wert and Aunt Oveda square dancing or see Uncle Wert's antique booth and...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Cate Pearson - Louisville, KY
“I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Square dancing with the both of you will alway be loved memories I will cherish forever. Norma Woy
7 of 10 | Posted by: Norma Woy - Oak Ridge, TN
“My prayers for all of you will continue as you move through this difficult time.
Uncle Wert was a one-of-a-kind guy, such a dry wit, low key, a gem....Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Carol Hudson Childers - Aberdeen, MD
“Linda & family,
Know that our thoughts & prayers are with you now & in the days to come.
Rusty & Pat
9 of 10 | Posted by: Rusty & Pat Cabage - Knoxville, TN
“Granddad, I will greatly miss you and all the good times we shared together. I love you so very much and look forward to seeing you again in heaven.
10 of 10 | Posted by: Andy Baker - Atlanta, GA
Wert Pearson, age 88, of Oak Ridge, TN, went to his Heavenly home on Tuesday, May 29, 2012. He was born in Chattanooga, TN, in 1924, and was a longtime resident of Oak Ridge since 1947. Wert was a member of First Baptist Church, Oak Ridge, where he served in numerous capacities over the years.
Prior to his retirement, Wert worked for 34 years with the Department of Energy's Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI). He then worked an additional 10 years for Los Alamos Technical Associates (LATA) and Advanced Sciences Inc. (ASI). He was a member of the Mended Hearts program and lovingly served as a Methodist Medical Center volunteer visiting heart surgery patients and offering words of encouragement and support. Wert was a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and helped build 12 houses in Anderson County. He was also a charter member of the local Contact Helpline. Wert thoroughly enjoyed his hobbies and was skilled in crafts, woodworking, jewelry casting, clock making, caneing, antique restoration, and miniature furniture. He was a former member of the Foothills Craft Guild.
He was preceded in death by his parents; James Noah and Rose Cate Pearson; sisters, Martha and Dorothy; and by brothers, James, Samuel, and Clyde. Survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Oveda; daughters: Linda Baker and husband Steve of Knoxville, TN, Janet Urza of Richland, WA; grandchildren: Dr. Shannon Urza, Dr. Marc Urza, and Andy Baker; and nieces: Carol Hudson and Cate Pearson.
The family will receive friends Friday, June 1, 2012, between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., at Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home. The funeral will follow at 12:30 in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Larry Dipboye officiating. In lieu of flowers the family request memorial contributions be made to Habitat for Humanity of Anderson County, 111 Randolph Road, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Burial and graveside services will be held Friday, June 1, 2012, immediately following the funeral at Oak Ridge Memorial Park with Pastor Larry Dipboye officiating.