Paul Wesley Pearson, son of Frances and Paul Pearson (deceased), died Sept. 18, in Dallas.

A military graveside service was held Sept. 21 at the Depwe Cemetery in Orange. Jack McClelland officiated at the service.

Wes was born May 10, 1947, in Navasota and moved to Orange in 1948. He graduated from Lutcher Stark High School in 1965, S.M.U. in 1969, and joined the Marines where he obtained the rank of First Lieutenant. He became a pilot in the Marines. After his military service ended, he entered S.M.U. School of Law, graduating in 1976.

He is survived by one son, Anthony Pearson of Dallas; sister, Judy McClelland of Orange; brother, Dr. Dan Pearson and Penny of Amarillo; and three step-daughters of Little Rock, Arkansas: Leesa Watkins, Teresa Keaphley, and Paula Hastings.

His nieces are Myra Sanders (Alan), Annely Domas (Drew), Paula Ragsdale (Randy), and Jennifer Waters (John). His nephews are Wes McClelland (Michelle) and Paul C. Pearson (Stephanie).

Great-nieces are Katie Sanders, Elise Burgamy, Rebekah Ragsdale, Sarah Ragsdale, Emily Domas, and Victoria Waters. Great-nephews include Aaron Sanders, David Sanders, Dan Domas (deceased), Luke Domas, Ryan Ragsdale, Weston McClelland, Michael and Corley Pearson, and Collier and Slater Watkins.

Please make memorial contributions to the American Red Cross, First United Methodist Church in Orange, or the charity of your choice.