Obituary: Dr. J. Randall “Randy” Pearce, DMORT

We are sorry to learn of the death from COVID-19 of Dr. J. Randall “Randy” Pearce, 69, on Christmas day. A Navy veteran, Dr. Pearce was a forensic odontologist who worked with the Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team (DMORT) at the World Trade Center after the terrorist attacks of 9/11.

A service will be held in Morristown, Tennessee when it is safe to gather.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Forensic Anthropology Center fund at the University of Tennessee would be appreciated. Make checks payable to UT Foundation/DDHR to 1525 University Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37921. Please put “In Memory of Dr. J. Randall Pearce” in the check’s subject line.

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