Douglas Lane Pearson

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Douglas (Doug) Lane Pearson, 55, of Edmond, OK, passed away from cancer on Friday, August 18, 2017 at OU Medical Center, surrounded by his family.

Douglas was born on June 4, 1962 in Dell Rapids, SD. He was the second of three sons born to Glen and Della Pearson. Douglas graduated from Pipestone High School in 1980, where he met his wife, Peggy, whom he later married on June 11, 1983 in Pipestone, MN. Douglas played football and wrestled in high school and continued to wrestle into college. He received his first degree from Southwest State University in Marshall, MN. He then gained employment at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City, where he worked as an engineer since 1985. Doug later earned a BS in Engineering from the University of Oklahoma. Douglas went on to earn his MS from Southeastern Oklahoma State University in 2001. Douglas was an avid outdoorsman and loved hunting and fishing. He was also an enthusiastic fan of the Minnesota Vikings, Timberwolves, Twins and Gophers.

Douglas is survived by his wife, Peggy of Edmond, OK; sons, Morgan of Minneapolis, MN and Peyton of Edmond; brothers Mark of Faribault, MN and Christopher and his wife Heidi of Juneau, AK; aunts, Shirley Anderson of Sioux Falls, SD, Judy Thompson-Rath of Flandreau, SD, and Lucille Johns of Brookings, SD; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held on Friday, August 25, 2017 at 1 pm at First Presbyterian Church in Edmond, OK with Reverend Matt Jones officiating. Questions may be directed to Matthews Funeral Home, (405) 341-2787.

Douglas will be remembered as a loving, dedicated, and generous husband, father, son, brother, uncle and co-worker.

Cards can be sent to:

2724 Amesbury Lake Dr.

Edmond, OK 73013


  1. To Peggy, Morgan, and Peyton:

    I know this is a very difficult time for you. I am so very sorry for your great loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you,

    Cindy Lehnhoff

  2. May you and your family find peace in the coming days. My deepest condolences.
    Love and peace,
    Tina Slane

  3. To Peggy and Family:
    I send my heartfelt condolences to you. Doug was a good friend to me and I will never forget our early days working at Tinker AFB, playing softball and coaching 6th grade basketball together. He was a man of few words but what when he did speak his words meant something. RIP my friend.

    Duncan A. Moore

  4. I am so very sorry for your loss. I work at Wright Patt AFB and spoke and me Doug several time. He was a great man and a fantastic engineer. My heart goes out to his family and friends. My prayers are with you all.

    Deb Lakes

  5. To Peggy, Morgan, Peyton and Family:
    I work at Barksdale AFB in Louisiana. I send my heart felt condolences to you all! I speak for many out here in the field on the B-52 when I say, “Doug and his dedication to supporting this weapon system will truly be missed”.

    May God bring Peace and Comfort to you and your family in this very difficult time. You all are lifted up in our thoughts and loving prayers, AMEN!

    Tim Adcock, 2MXG/AFETS

  6. To Peggy and family,

    My deepest condolences to you and family, Doug will be missed among all of us. He was very intelligent, good man, and great to work with and work for.

    We will never forget him, this is very sad time for all of us. I hope God bring Peace and Comfort to you and your.

  7. I had Doug for a boss when I was deploying overseas. I always knew that he was just an email away from providing me with any assistance that was needed. He was ready with a laugh and was tolerant of my antics. He was patient with my weird sense of humor and allowed me to joke some with Peyton at a promotion celebration. I later got the great pleasure of meeting Doug’s wife, Peggy at an off base event. Hearing some of their stories of adventure and seeing the love in their eyes, let you know that they were a team through thick and thin.

    My sincerest condolences to the family. There are no words that can provide comfort from such a loss. All I can say is in time the sting will lesson and leave room for the good times that you all shared.

  8. Mrs. Pearson and family;

    I knew Doug from work here at Tinker and shared duck and goose blinds with him and his dog here in Oklahoma. I was taken aback when I heard Doug had passed.

    I needn’t tell you but will anyway, the world lost one of the good guys with his passing and at a time when they are so desperately needed.

    Please accept my deepest condolences. Doug will be missed.

  9. My deepest condolences to Doug’s family! I worked with Doug in the B-52 System Program Office for many years. He was a good guy and great engineer. I’ll never forget the TDY we went on to Eglin AFB a few years ago, where we got to spend some time together. He will be greatly missed by the B-52 family.

    John Adkison

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