Robert Stanley Pearson, 88, of Monticello, passed away on May 25, 2016 at his home.

He was a retired College Professor of Chemistry at the University of Arkansas at Monticello and a United States Army Veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife, Beatrice Tompkins Pearson.

Mr. Pearson was born on August 12, 1927 in Lawrence, Kansas and was the son of the late John S. Pearson and Madge L. Widner Pearson.

Survivors include his son, Ronald K. Pearson of West Hartford, Connecticut; a daughter, Debra C. Thomas of Montello, Nevada; three granddaughters and three great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on June 4 at 2 p.m. at Stephenson Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello.