David James Pearrell

David James Pearrell

January 04, 1956 - April 06, 2023

David James Pearrell

January 04, 1956 - April 06, 2023


David James Pearrell, 67, passed away unexpectedly on April 6, 2023 at home in Virginia Beach.

Born on Jan. 4, 1956, Dave graduated from Meadowbrook High School. He worked as an electrician, then for Chesterfield County in water treatment for many years, and for various convenience stores before retiring.

Dave had many interests and passions: being near the sea, SCUBA diving, underwater photography, kayaking, being around nature, studying history and planes and ships, debating various topics, riding bikes and gardening, among others. He was a tinkerer, often opting to figure out how to fix things instead of buying something new. He loved old radios.

Dave’s biggest treasures were being with his soulmate, Sharon, and being grandpa to Sage and Adler, both of whom he revered.

He was predeceased by his mother, Jean Grant Pearrell.

He is survived by his father David Thomas Pearrell of Chesterfield; his brother Tim Pearrell (Mary) of Chesterfield; nephews Grant Pearrell of Atlanta and Wade Pearrell (Jamie, daughter Luna) of Fairfax; Sharon Roberts Smith, her son Tyler Smith, her daughter Elizabeth Farmer (Cliff) and grandchildren Sage and Adler, all of Virginia Beach; as well as many cousins and other extended family.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, April 22, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at Morrissett Funeral Home, 6500 Iron Bridge Road in Chesterfield. A graveside service will follow at 2 p.m. at Dale Memorial Park, 10201 Newbys Bridge Road in Chesterfield. Casual attire; Dave was a casual kind of guy.

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  • Date & Time: April 22, 2023 (12:30 PM - 1:30 PM)
  • Venue: Morrissett Funeral & Cremation Service
  • Location: 6500 Iron Bridge Rd N. Chesterfield, VA 23234 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (804) 275-7828

Graveside Service

  • Date & Time: April 22, 2023 (2:00 PM)
  • Venue: Dale Memorial Park
  • Location: 10201 Newbys Bridge Rd Chesterfield, VA 23832 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (804) 748-5843


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2 responses to David James Pearrell

  1. Tommy & family, our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your son/brother! Prayers for comfort for you all!

  2. Mike Austin says:

    So sorry for the loss of David. Prayers of comfort for all.

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