Lawrence Pearse, 62, died unexpectedly October 26, 2020, at Oak Hill Hospital in Brooksville, Florida.

Born in California, Lawrence moved as a young boy to Lincolnville. Growing up in the Lincolnville/Camden area he attended Pen Bay Christian Academy and later graduated from Camden High School.

A hard worker his entire life, Larry worked for over 26 years with the Camden Fire Department and for 30 with Fisher Engineering.

On April 18, 1992, Lawrence married his best friend, Denise.

Larry loved watching football and was an avid NASCAR fan. He particularly enjoyed following his favorite driver, Richard Petty and was thrilled when he had the opportunity to meet him. Going to drag-races with his wife, especially watching her get the chance to meet her favorite racer was another special moment.

More than anything he loved spending time with his grandchildren, whether wrestling on the floor with them, or just talking about muscle cars, they were his whole world.

He enjoyed being outdoors, camping and spending time on the beach. In February 2020, he and Denise moved to Florida where they enjoyed going for drives and exploring the area.

Larry will be sadly missed by all who loved him.

Predeceased by his parents; and two brothers, Lloyd Pearse and Donald Pearse; Larry is survived by his beloved wife of 28 years, Denise Pearse of Brooksville, Florida; children, Pauline “Polly” Witham and husband David of Waldoboro, Twyla Budd and fiancé Alex Flores of Daytona Beach, Florida, Chuck Beeman, Jr. and wife Donna of Rockland; grandchildren, Philip Witham and wife Casandra, Lauren Witham and fiancé Dillon Dowling, Arianna Witham and fiancé Auston Bilger all of Bucksport, Donald Beeman and wife Alexa of Texas, Alexandria Beeman, Willard Beeman both of Rockland, Amber Budd of Daytona Beach, Florida, Cheryl Pike and husband Jacob of China; great-grandchildren, Kayden, Benjyman and Sofia Witham all of Bucksport, Hunter Marr, Natashia Waters, Braelyn Watters all of China, Karia Beeman of Texas; siblings Peggy Theosrastou and husband Wayne of South Paris, Dennis Pearse, Leland Pearse and David Pearse all of Lincolnville.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at Mountain View Cemetery, Camden. Friends unable to attend the service in person may join virtually through a live-stream by clicking on Lawrence’s Book of Memories at, and then the Photos and Videos Tab, Watch Webcast.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either, Camden Fire Fighters Association, P.O. Box 1207, Camden, ME 04843; Make-A-Wish Foundation, 477 Congress Street, Suite M1, Portland, ME 04101; Shriners Hospital for Cripple Children, Donation Department, 516 Carew Street, Springfield, MA 01104; or Wounded Warriors Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256.

Local arrangements are in the care of Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland.