Richard Pearson

Funeral Service

2:00 pm
Thursday, January 26, 2023
Lind Funeral Home
805 W. Third Street
Jamestown, New York, United States

Obituary of Richard E. Pearson

Richard "Rick" Eugene Pearson, Sr., age 69, of Jamestown, NY passed away peacefully at home in his sleep on January 22, 2023. He was born in Dunkirk, NY on February 24, 1953 to Janet Campbell (Weaver) and Richard "Dick" Pearson. Rick was the oldest of seven children who helped his single mother raise his siblings. He was very close to his mother Janet and enjoyed playing Cribbage and fishing with his father Dick. He was an avid swimmer who was fearless when diving off the peers at Barcelona Beach. He loved hunting, fishing, dancing, and music. Spending time at Off Track Betting was another of his favorite things to do. Rick possessed a very STRONG WORK ETHIC from a very young age. He was a self-made business owner who was proud when he began his own company, Angel Roofing. He completed work for countless families over the years and was a member of and helped to build the Park Church at 29 Sinclairville Drive in Sinclairville, NY. He alsoand helped to place the cross on the Ashville United Methodist Church at 2180 S. Maple Avenue in Ashville, NY. Once retired, he enjoyed spending time watching movies and caring for his numerous plants and two birds. When he loved, he loved deeply and spending time with his children and grandchildren was what he enjoyed the most. Rick is survived by his children: Tammy Pearson Drayer of Warren, PA, Ricki Pearson, Patricia Pearson, Richard Pearson, Jr., all of Jamestown, NY, and Janet Pearson and Jenny Burnet, both of Sinclairville, NY; as well as several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and great nieces and great nephews. He is also survived by his sister Brenda Campbell (Wynn) and brother Paul Campbell of Jamestown, NY. In addition to his mother, Janet and father, Richard, Rick was most recently preceded in death by his daughter, Shawna Pearson DeJesus on December 9, 2022. He was also preceded in death by his brothers Robert Pearson, John Campbell, and Jesse Campbell; sister, Louise Price; and his first wife, Sharon Smith, who he always held dear to his heart. Rick was a man with an enormous heart who was always willing to help others in their times of need and who lived by the Golden Rule. His family loved him deeply and he will NEVER be forgotten. We are all sure he is happy to finally be flying with the angels he so loved! The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 26th in the Lind Funeral Home. Pastor James Bailey will officiate. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. for one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association.
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