|Birth: ||Sep. 21, 1925|
|Death: ||Dec. 8, 2010|
Argle Lee Pearson
TEXAS -- Funeral services for Argle Lee Pearson, 85, of Florence, Texas, will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 13, at Harper-Talasek Funeral Home. Burial will be at 1 p.m. in Central Texas State Veteran's Cemetery in Killeen.
Argle lost his battle with cancer on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010.
Known affectionately to family and friends as "Pop," Argle was born Sept. 21, 1925, in Hardin County, Tenn.
A husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, brother, veteran, retired auto worker and yellow dog Democrat, Argle lived life to the fullest, never meeting a stranger and always the life of the party.
The son of George and Bertha May Pearson and the grandson of James Willy and Mary Mageline Pearson, Argle grew up in west Tennessee during the Depression. A self-educated individual, Argle attended Fellowship, Hurricane and Saltillo schools during his youth, while helping raise his younger sister Rachel and younger brother Gene.
As a teenager, Argle enlisted in the Army and served his country by fighting the Germans during World War II. Upon his release from the Army after the war, Argle went to work for Ford Motor Company in Hazelwood, Mo., where he worked for more than 30 years.
As a veteran, Argle had served as Post Commander and District Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a member of Post 9192 in Killeen.
Argle was also a Lieutenant in the marching shrine unit and later became president. He was also a life member of the Shriners Hospital for crippled children.
Argle was involved in whatever community he lived in, serving as Scoutmaster in the Boy Scouts and also as treasurer of a citizens committee for better government. Always active and involved in politics, he was elected for five terms as Precinct Committeeman and two four-year terms on the township board of auditors.
After retiring from Ford Motor Company, Argle lived in Morris Chapel, Tenn., where he coached his son's Babe Ruth baseball team and supported the Hardin County High School Quarterback Club.
Argle enjoyed fishing, gardening, smoking cigars, drinking Keystone and barbecue.
His family includes his son, Bob Whitehead and wife Debbie Doak of St. Louis, Mo.; his son, Steve Whitehead of Cahokia, Ill.; his daughter, Sue Whitehead of Harker Heights, Texas; his daughter, Sheri Procter of Burnet, Texas; his son, Argle Lee (Buddy) Pearson Jr. and wife Misty of Cookeville; a granddaughter, Jasmine Crowell and husband Josh, along with their children Haley, Jade and Tatum of Gatesville, Texas; a grandson, Adam Mayo of Florence; a granddaughter Crystal Whitehead and her children Steven, Abby and Joshua of Killeen; a grandson, Jacob Pearson and a granddaughter Savannah Pearson, both of Cookeville; a brother Gene Pearson of Alton, Ill.; and two sisters Racheal Donohoo of Marine, Ill., and Donna Snyder of Fenton, Mo.
He was preceded in death by his best friend and wife of 43 years, Grace Pearson of Killeen, Texas.
Arrangements by Harper-Talasek Funeral Home, 506 N. 38th St., Killeen, Texas, 76543.
Grace Marie Masterson Pearson (1936 - 2009)
Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery
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