Graveside services for Larry Lamar Pearson will be held Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. at Ashdown Memorial Gardens in Ashdown, Arkansas under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden, Louisiana. The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden, Louisiana.
Larry Lamar Pearson was born to Ben and Minnie Lee (Gray) Pearson on October 10, 1940, in Minden, Louisiana. He was raised in Minden, attended school, and went to Vo-Tech to become a welder. He worked at Dunham and International Paper Mill in Springhill for 10 years until it closed. He then worked at the Paper Mill in Ashdown for 10 years until health issues caused him to retire. He was married to Betty Tripplet Pearson for 43 years until her death in 2003. He was a member of Hicks Baptist Church and Emmanuel Baptist Church. He loved his church and he loved his family dearly.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty; son, Jerimy Pearson; parents, Ben and Minnie Lee Pearson; brother, Billy Wayne “Pete” Pearson; sister, Ruby Pearson Osbon; sister-in-law, Babara Hutchins; and brother-in-law, Durwood Tripplet.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Murphy Pearson of Minden; son Jeff Pearson and wife Toni of West Monroe; grandson, Christian Pearson of Minden; granddaughter, Natalie Pearson; step-grandchildren, Gabby, Dylan, Mattie, and Trevor; brother, Ben Pearson and wife Lula of Minden; sisters, Betty Shaw of Bossier City, Mary Sue Miller of Minden, Margaret Osbon and husband Glenn of Minden; sister-in-law, Mary Tripplet; sister-in-law, Leann Pearson of Ben Lomand, AR; brother-in-law, Dave Osbon and wife Dottie of Minden; brother-in-law, Jerry Hutchins; sister-in-law, Carol Smith; stepson, Johnny Murphy, and wife Tiffany and children, Evan and Collin; stepson, Michael Murphy and wife David and wife Davida, and children, Brennen, Peyton, and Avery; stepson, Stephen and wife Kathy, and child, Caleb; Larry’s lifetime friend, Jerry “Milkman” Smith; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be: Darryl Osbon, Paul Osbon, Tracy Pearson, Craig Pearson Steve Murphy, Mike Murphy, and John Murphy.
Honorary pallbearer: Jerry Smith
A special thank you to Nightingale Hospice for their loving care for Larry. Thank you to Jackie, Amie, Alisha, Victoria, and Bro. Hank.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial donations be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church, Minden, Louisiana, or St Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.
Rose-Neath Funeral Home
211 Murrell Street
Minden, Louisiana 71055