Robert E. Pearson, 79, of South Beloit, IL died at 8:07 p.m. Friday, September 22, 2017 in Centegra Hospital in McHenry, IL after a lengthy illness.\r\n\r\nBorn July 22, 1938 in Rock Island, IL, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore and Dorothy Pearson. Married to the former Pamela A. Sanders in Woodstock, IL on November 9, 1979. Robert was employed as an Electronic Communication Specialist by the Illinois Tollway for 34 years, he retired in 2009. He was a Veteran of the United States Army, during Peacetime.\r\n\r\nSurvivors include his wife Pamela; children Tom Pearson, Debra Pearson, Jeff Pearson, Mary Dornbush, Steven Pearson, Robert Pearson, Martina Sullivan, Kelly Pearson, and Jackson Pearson; numerous loving grandchildren and great grandchildren, brother Allen (Betty) Pearson; sister Linda Laz; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, his son Kevin Pearson, and a brother David Pearson.\r\n\r\nVisitation will be held Thursday, September 28, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at McCorkle Funeral Home- Rockton Chapel 767 N Blackhawk Blvd Rockton, IL Cremation Rites to be Accorded.