Shannon “Pearlie” Pearl

August 15, 1969 ‒ May 15, 2019

Mansfield, Ohio

Shannon Edward “Pearlie” Pearl, age 49, passed away May 15, 2019 in his Mansfield home due to natural causes.

He was born August 15, 1969 in Mansfield to parents Keith Edward “Harkey” “Eddie” Pearl and Mary (Zapp) Pearl Lowe. Pearlie graduated from Tarpon Springs High School in Florida and recently earned his associate’s degree in accounting and was working toward his bachelor’s degree with only one class left. He was a bartender at The Olympic Lounge.

A sports genius, Pearlie could tell you just about anything having to do with sports—especially the Indians. He played baseball, football, golf, and softball; he was a pitcher just like his dad. Pearlie was a film buff and had seen thousands of movies. He made everybody laugh all the time and was often told that he should have been a comedian. Pearlie had hundreds of friends and will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his mother Mary Lowe (Harold Tedrow) of Bellville; a son Tyler Rathburn of Palm Harbor, FL; sisters Jennie Pearl of Holiday, FL, Crickett Pearl of Mansfield, and Amber Pearl of Mansfield; nieces and nephews Justin Pearl Morakis, Autumn Pearl, Thaedan Pearl, Ahja Pearl, Hunter Bryant, Strive Pearl, Christopher Jones II, Mirage Pearl Jones, Ceasar Jones, and Alayja Pearl.

In addition to his father Eddie Pearl, Pearlie was preceded in death by a niece Nevaeh Pearl.

A memorial service will be held at a later date, please contact his family for more details. His final resting place will be in Bellville Cemetery.

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  • To a Beautiful Spirit, Loving Heart, and Joyous Soul… My Cousin Shannon-
    Laughter is one of the traits in our family that carry us thru tough times and I wish you were here to help us all get thru your passing with your infectious humor and vibrant energy. I love you and miss you so much already. I know that as much as you meant to me and others who depended on your carefreeness and humor to pick us up when we were feeling down-your Mother and Siblings have such a deeper connection that I know is causing their hearts to ache unbearably now. I wish I could have spent more time getting to know the man you have become. I smile to know the peace and joy you will experience in the heavenly realm with The Lord and your earthly family members that arrived before you ( Your Father, Uncle, Grandparents etc)

    I remember fondly the time spent with you and my other cousins for those few weeks of a summer when I was a kid. I can see in my minds eye walking around the bleachers in the baseball park with your Dad/ My Uncle Eddie as we prepared to watch you play baseball.You were so excited and eager to embrace not just the game but life- It was such a thrilling event for me to see my older cousin play baseball while watching with my Sister, Cousins and Uncle. From now on, Every time I attend to a baseball game in the future I will think of you as I see some young hitter trying to get that home-run- as he runs the bases it will remind me how we all have to run the race in this life to get to the home-plate safely, which I know you have now done…you are safe in your Heavenly Fathers arms <3

    Until we meet again, Keep smiling as I will try in honor of the cousin that could make one laugh until they cry with his infectious laughter… <3

  • The strongest memory I have of you is from many years ago. Sitting on the back patio of Grandma’s house. You, your dad, Gramps, some of our Uncles, and all of us cousins hanging out in the back yard. I remember you sitting there in those old chairs, on that cement pad of a patio and the tin roof, just talking and laughing with ‘the guys’. Man, that laughter of yours. For all those who know you, there is no need to explain that infectious laugh. Only a few minutes and you could have the whole place laughing with you. A trait I remember you sharing with your dad. He could do the same thing.

    I remember your room, growing up. When ever I would come to visit, I would think that was the ‘coolest’ room in the house. I seem to remember it being mostly painted blue. I have quite a few memories of all of you cousins at that house.

    Life is fleeting. Its the memories you leave behind that make all the difference. You, my cousin, left quite a few. Thank you. You will be missed.

  • Man , Shannon you were such an awesome person, those of us who knew you ,we were blessed ! Make them all laugh in heaven big guy !!! Rip my old friend!! My prayers go out to the family !

  • Pearly laugh would just cheer u up in a min. He was kind and a wonderful friend. I know we all are going to miss him. Never we’ll be forgotten and one day we we’ll meet again. Pearly watch over Jeff and all of us. We love u fly high with the angles

  • I am so very sorry for your loss. I have such fond memories of Shannon from growing up. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  • It is not fair, she did not get to say good-bye.
    It is not fair, she should not have need to say good-bye.
    It is not fair, he did not get to tell his mom good-bye.
    It is only just, he at long last is with his dad.

    As a father I cry for my sister. And wish her Peace.

  • Pearl you taught me so many life lessons, the most important was to love myself and not to except anything less then I deserve. You were always kind and funny and very giving. I enjoyed every minute I spent with you, and wish we could have had more time together. You will always hold a very special place in my heart. Rest in heaven my dear friend. I love you.

  • Mary, I was so very sorry to read of Shannon’s passing. I remember him well from being in my kindergarten class many, many years ago. You and your family have my deepest sympathy. Jane Kurdzel