PASADENA, Texas -- Gary DeWayne Pearson, 65, died July 4, 2012.
Born April 29, 1947, in Cairo, Ill., to Mack Hugh Pearson and the late Ima Jo Wheatley Pearson, he worked on Mississippi River boats, was a long-haul truck driver and a veteran of the U.S. Army.
His wife, Patricia Pearson, survives of the home.
In addition to his wife and father, survivors include: a son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Gywn Pearson; one sister, Sharon Cole; one brother, Gerald Pearson; six stepchildren, Randa Russell, Raymond Russell Jr., Jerry Sliger, Randy Sliger, Leanne Sweeney and Misty Sliger; and eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a stepson, Allen "Keith" Russell, in 2002, and by a brother, Max Pearson, in 2009.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Shelby Funeral Home with the Rev. James C. McGill officiating.
Online condolences can be made at www.shelbyfuneral.com.