A.B. Pearson  Pearson


A.B. Pearson of Pauls Valley passed away July 28, 2019 in Sulphur, Oklahoma at the age of 95 years.
A.B. was born July 2, 1924 in Stratford, Oklahoma to Willie (Rambo) Pearson and Alford Alonzo Pearson.
He served his tour of duty in the United States Army and is a veteran of World War II.
A.B. was married to Velma Roady at Ardmore, Oklahoma in September of 1963. He retired as maintenance supervisor of Pauls Valley Schools and was a member of the Pauls Valley Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alford A. and Willie Pearson; his wife, Velma Pearson; brothers - Albert Pearson, Lonnie Pearson, and Lloyd Pearson; and sisters, Dorothy Linville and Imogene Pruitt.
His surviving family include his stepdaughters - Mary Westphal, Yvonna Fields, and Nila Dean; 8 grandchildren, numerous great grand and great-great grandchildren; and sisters in law, Betty Campbell and June Pearson.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 3 p.m. at the Mt. Olivet Cemetery Pavilion, officiated by Dr. Joe Elam.
Interment will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery under the direction of Stufflebean-Coffey Funeral Home. We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the family's guestbook at www.stufflebeanfuneralhome.com.
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Published on July 30, 2019
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Mr. & Mrs. Gregg Atkinson
Jul 31, 2019
My wife and I became acquainted with Mr. Pearson when he was a resident of the Sulphur Veterans Center. We met while visiting my father in law who is also a resident there. Mr. Pearson loved to talk! His wonderful humor and quick wit will be missed by all that knew him...especially me. I so much enjoyed trading friendly "jabs" with him. He was so comical! AB's gift of "gab" allowed him to become a wonderful friend to my father in law, Mr. Floyd Groves. AB became part of my "greeting routine" when my wife and I would arrive at the VA for one of our visits. As my wife and I would enter the wing, AB would be "parked" in front of the nursing station in order to watch the "comings and goi...ngs". When I saw him, I would stop, point and say something like, "Look what the cat drug up!" or "Pearson, who did your makeover today?". Regardless of what was said, AB would be grinning from ear to ear! Occasionally, when my father in law would be sleeping, I would stroll to the nurses station and sit by AB and just talk. One day in particular, we were talking about Germany. Out of the blue, Mr. Pearson told me that he didn't hold anything against those "boys" who were shooting at him. I had to hold back tears. I was constantly trying to get AB to allow me to give him a "push" when we were leaving the cafeteria. I tried a different tactic and told him that it would make my day if he would allow me to give him a "push" back to the wing. He responded,"Well, if that makes your day, have at it!". I have so many memories of him. Memories that were made in such a short time. Sadly, I will not be able to attend his service due to starting a new job. Please know that the memories made with Mr. Pearson will be forever etched into our minds and that we share the grief of your loss.

Mr. & Mrs. Gregg L. Atkinson
Oklahoma City, OK.
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