Morristown dentist, who responded to Ground Zero after 9/11, dies of COVID-19 on Christmas –

More people died of the coronavirus in Knox County in December than in March, April, May, June, July, August, September and October combined.

To his patients, Dr. J. Randall Pearce was more than just a dentist. 

In his office, he blasted “oldies” hits from the 60s and sang along. On Halloween, he always dressed up and came to the office in costume—after all, if there’s any holiday dentists should celebrate its that. 

But Pearce’s daughter, Kimberly Peterson, describes him as more than