W.S. "Dub" Pearson

June 6, 1935January 28, 2014
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W.S. “Dub” Pearson, 78, passed away Tuesday morning, January 28, 2014 at St. Joseph Regional Health Center. Funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m. Friday January 31 at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan. Interment will follow at Bryan City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Dub was born June 6, 1935 in Portales, New Mexico the son of Sidney and Willie (Cribbs) Pearson. Dub’s career began in newspaper advertising sales in Lubbock, followed by advancement to Vice President/General Manager of the Midland Reporter-Telegram, then Publisher of the Big Spring Herald. His family moved to Bryan-College Station where he was Publisher of the B/CS Eagle from 1976-80. He owned and operated Tri State Sporting Goods from 1981-87. He then served as bailiff in the 272nd District Court for nine years. During his bailiff work and after retirement from the courts, Dub volunteered over 25 years of service in prison ministries in the various units of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice until the time of his death.

Dub was active in community service including past-president of the Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce, and Still Creek Boys Ranch. He served as Drive Chairman of the United Way, and was the originator of the Eagle Cheer Fund. Dub was an avid golfer and hunter. He was selected to the New Mexico All- State Basketball Team his senior year of high school. He was a supporter of the Texas A&M Women’s Basketball Team.

Dub is preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Joseph Pearson and a sister, Eula Bea Howard. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Johnnie Pearson of Bryan; daughter and son-in-law, Pat and Ron Allen of Dallas; sons and daughters-in-law, Greg and Stephanie Pearson of Beaumont, Steven and Duana Pearson of Nacogdoches, and Brad Pearson of Bryan; grandchildren, Audra Smolinski, Kim Allen, Laura Golatt, Johnna Allen, Alex and Brian Pearson, Mandi and Sarah Pearson, Megan and Josh Pearson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Still Creek Ranch, 6055 Hearne Rd, Bryan, TX 77808.


  • Visitation Thursday, January 30, 2014
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 31, 2014

W.S. "Dub" Pearson

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February 3, 2014

My deepest and most heartfelt condolences to the family and friends and may the Good God give comfort to you all.

Kathryn Akers Hunt Flynn

February 2, 2014

Johnnie Mae, wow!did you ever choose a good one back in Portales when we were all so young and not aware what the world had in store for us. Cheer leading and ball games were prime along with coping with Bogard and Maypole winding! Now you have great grown up memories and enter into widowhood, a whole new phase of your "growing up." Welcome my sister, lets start by giving three cheers for Dub and your life together! Pick up your heart and put one foot in front of the other with God's staff of strength

January 31, 2014

Johnnie, We are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
James and Theressa (Owens) Bradley

January 31, 2014

I have a couple of pictures of Dub and me at Boys State in the summer of 1953...If a member of the family would like them I can be reached by email at

January 31, 2014

Dub Pearson will be remembered by the way that he did live for Christ!
Betsy Bender

Jim Slone

January 31, 2014

Dub and I played basketball on the same team in 1953-54...Portales Rams...Dub was a good player...Jim Slone

January 31, 2014

I played basketball with Dub in 1953-54...Portales Rams..Dub was a good player and we had a good team..Jim Slone.

Margaret/Dan O'Quinn

January 30, 2014

Dear Johnnie and family. Danny and Margaret O'Quinn are praying for you and thanking God for your love and support to Still Creek Ranch and Children of Promise. Dub was a wonderful friend and we will miss him.

January 30, 2014

Our thought and prayers are with you all.

Love ,
Glenn, Aimee, Brittnie and Lauren Smith