Edward K Pearson died and his obituary went viral! It read:
"Edward K. Pearson passed August 31. He was 80 years old.
Because Pearson had no immediate family to come to his funeral, the public is welcome to attend.
His public service will be held Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 12:30 p.m. at the Sarasota National Cemetery.
The cemetery is located at 9810 State Road 72 in Sarasota."
That's when people showed up! Thousands of people made their way to Sarasota to pay their final respects. Pearson was active military from 1962-1964. The Patriot Guard, neighbors and complete strangers were on hand. Even the overflow area had 1,500 people in it.
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