Gary Pinkney Pearson

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Gary Pinkney
September 19, 1924
March 22, 1997


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G.P. "Pink" Pearson, Jr.

He served his Lord faithfully
and found the peace of God.
He served his country in the
United States Navy, W. W. II
He served his fellow man
Cited for bravery, Iwo Jima,
Pacific campaign.
He served his state
House of Representatives
1948 - 1954
Grimes and Montgomery counties
He served his family with
Truth and grace, but most of
All with love.
Full Name: Gary Pinkney Pearson
Location: Section:Statesman's Meadow, Section 1 (E)
Row:S  Number:34
Reason for Eligibility: Member, Texas House of Representatives 
Birth Date: September 19, 1924 
Died: March 22, 1997 
Buried: Cenotaph - Buried in Bryan 

PEARSON, GARY PINKNEY (1924 ~ 1997). The following is the text of 75 (R) HR 580 passed on April 8, 1997, after the death of Gary Pinkney Pearson:

"R E S O L U T I O N 1-1 WHEREAS, The passing of the Honorable Gary Pinkney Pearson, 1-2 Jr., on March 22, 1997, at the age of 72, has brought a great loss 1-3 to the family and many friends of this distinguished Houston 1-4 resident and former member of the Texas House of Representatives; 1-5 and

1-6 WHEREAS, Mr. Pearson was born September 19, 1924, in Anderson 1-7 and earned both a bachelor's degree and a master's degree from The 1-8 University of Texas; he served his country during World War II as 1-9 a member of the United States Navy, and he was recognized with a 1-10 special commendation for his brave and meritorious actions on the 1-11 island of Iwo Jima; and

1-12 WHEREAS, This public-spirited gentleman first won election to 1-13 the Texas House of Representatives in 1948, and he went on to serve 1-14 the citizens of Grimes and Montgomery counties with integrity and 1-15 distinction for three terms before completing his tenure in 1955; 1-16 Mr. Pearson maintained his commitment to public service after 1-17 leaving office by acting as a real estate appraiser for the courts 1-18 of Harris County; and

1-19 WHEREAS, A man of immense vision, Gary Pinkney Pearson, Jr., 1-20 dedicated much of his life to serving his community and state, and 1-21 though he will be deeply missed by all who knew him, his unique 1-22 spirit will surely live on in the many accomplishments he leaves 1-23 behind; now, therefore, be it

1-24 RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 75th Texas 2-1 Legislature hereby pay tribute to the life of the Honorable Gary 2-2 Pinkney Pearson, Jr., and extend sincere sympathy to the members of 2-3 his family: to his beloved wife of 43 years, Mary Bain Haralson 2-4 Pearson; to his children, Gary Pinkney Pearson III and his wife 2-5 Karen, James Haralson Pearson and his wife Gayle, and Mary Bain 2-6 Pearson; to his sisters, Mrs. Earl Nichols and Mrs. John Moore; to 2-7 his three grandchildren, Kristin Moore Pearson, Elizabeth Bain 2-8 Pearson, and Megan Haralson Pearson; and to the many other friends 2-9 and relatives of this eminent Texan; and, be it further

2-10 RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be 2-11 prepared for the members of his family and that when the Texas 2-12 House of Representatives adjourns this day, it do so in memory of 2-13 the Honorable Gary Pinkney Pearson, Jr."

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