James “Mike” Pearman, 52, of North Salem, drifted off to heaven Thursday, July 22, 2021, at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.
Mike was born August 12, 1968 in Danville, a son of the late James Pearman and Sharon (Games) Batts. He married his best friend Anita Pearman on March 23, 1996 and she survives. They celebrated 25 years together this year. Mike loved to eat and Anita loves to cook, so it all worked out well.
He worked as a diesel mechanic for Estes Express Lines for almost 18 years, up until his death. Mike was a member of the Harvestime Fellowship Church in Jamestown. He loved mowing his grass (the way he liked it) and enjoyed farming with Rob Farrow and Travis Lee. Harvest season was his favorite time of the year. Mike enjoyed spending time with his boys, whether they were shooting hoops, watching sports, watching a movie, joking around or wrestling, he loved every minute of it.
Survivors include his wife, Anita Pearman of North Salem; sons, Thomas, Jacob, and Samuel Pearman; brothers, John Mark (Jeri) Pearman of Florida, Terry Joe (Jodi) Pearman of Advance, Greg (Lisa) Batts of Kentucky, Jim (Kathy) Batts of Jamestown, and Randy (Lisa) Batts of Clayton; sisters, Samantha (Justin) Wilburn of Ladoga and Debbie (Terry) DeVaney of Brownsburg; step- father, Marion Batts of Jamestown; father-in-law, Pastor Art Thomas of North Salem; and sister-in-law, Melodie Pearman of Alabama.
In addition to his parents, Mike was preceded in death by brother, Les Pearman and mother-in-law, Joyce Thomas.
There will be calling at Harvestime Fellowship in Jamestown on Thurs., July 29, 2021 from 2-8 p.m. The funeral service will be Fri., July 30, at 11 a.m. at Harvestime Fellowship. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in North Salem. In lieu of flowers, donations in his honor may be made to Harvestime Fellowship, P.O. Box 312, Jamestown, IN 46147.