JOHN FRANCIS "JACK" PEARSALL, 90, peacefully passed
away March 4, 2015, in Houston, TX. He was a man of
integrity, intelligence, wisdom & wit, dedicated to
his family and loved by friends.
He was born Dec. 30, 1924 in Ranger, TX to Francis
& Lela Pearsall. He attended Ranger High School in
the Class of 1941. In Feb. of 1951, he married
John was preceded in death by his parents, Francis &
Lela Pearsall; his wife, Marlilla Pearsall; and
grandson Jacob Pearsall.
He is lovingly remembered by his 4 children, David
and wife Barbara, Mark and wife Jill, Marla and
husband Charles, Darrell and wife Anita; sister
Marjorie Pearsall Gordon (RHS-1944) who married Byron
Gordon (RHS-1944), niece Kathy Smyers; grandsons
Jeremy, Sean and Ryan; granddaughters Vanessa and
Lindsay; great-granddaughters Lainie, Haley, Madison,
and Ashlyn; great-grandsons Brody and Dylan.
John served his country during WWII as a sergeant
in the Army in the 99th Infantry Division, European
Theater of Operations. He participated in the Battle
of the Bulge & after the war was part of the security
detail at the War Crimes Tribunal in Nuremburg, Germany.
As a soldier he received the following awards: Bronze
Star, Silver Star, Combat Infantry Badge, Good Conduct,
American Campaign, European Campaign with 3 Bronze Stars,
WWII Victory, & Army Occupation.
After serving his country, he attended the University
of Texas where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree
in Chemical Engineering. He worked as a Process/Project
Engineer for the Fluor Corporation until he retired,
then worked for the Trinity River Authority for 10
years. John was a member First United Methodist Church
and St. Luke's Episcopal Church, being involved with
the Oasis Resale Shop. He was a resident of Shelter
Cove for 30 years. Jack was 2nd Vice-President of the
Ranger Exes Association in 1981/82. He enjoyed coaching
little league baseball, woodworking, fishing, square
dancing (Boots & Babes) and spending time with his