Henry David Pearson

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Henry David Pearson, loving husband, father, grandfather and loyal friend, passed away on May 23, 2015. A finer man never lived. Henry was born October 3, 1929 in Aspermont, Texas, the son of ­Irvin and Opal Pearson. Henry spent his childhood in Central Texas and graduated from Lubbock High. After graduation, Henry secured a job with the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, beginning his lifetime love of working on the railroad.

Henry took great pride in his work. He began his career sweeping the loading dock and retired as an Assistant Trainmaster. Along the way, he obtained his locomotive engineer's license and was truly grateful that he was able to work in an industry he loved. He was an excellent leader and cared greatly about his business associates. Many will remember his heart-felt counsel and assistance developing their own careers.

Henry met his wife Mary Ann in Lubbock where they were both working for the railroad. They settled in the Houston area, where they raised their family. Henry always put family first and worked tirelessly to provide for them. He worked long hours, and yet he never missed a ballgame, swim meet, or dance recital.

Henry and Mary Ann's love of family extended to everyone they met. They opened their hearts and home to their neighbors, their children's friends, and their friends. Henry was an usher at St Paul Catholic Church, and every Sunday children would run to greet him. Henry' capacity to love was evident by the strength and breadth of his friendships. Above all else, Henry was a man of faith. He loved the Bible and studied it carefully. His strong faith carried him throughout his life and allowed him to pass peacefully.

Henry is survived by his wife Mary Ann, his three children and their families: Joseph Irvin Pearson and his wife Camille, Anne Pearson Rote and her children Margaret and David Rote, and Julie and Bob Brown and their son Henry Brown. Henry is pre-deceased by his parents and brother, Bob Pearson.


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St Paul's Catholic Church
18223 Point Lookout Dr
Houston, TX 77058
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Published on yourbayareanews.com from May 24 to June 6, 2015