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Remembering Former Eagle Publisher & Businessowner Dub Pearson

Photo of Dub Pearson courtesy of Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Willie+%22Dub%22-Pearson&lc=4965&pid=169396792&mid=5836254

Photo of Dub Pearson courtesy of Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Willie+%22Dub%22-Pearson&lc=4965&pid=169396792&mid=5836254

It was nearly 40 years ago that Dub Pearson arrived in Bryan/College Station as publisher of The Eagle.

More may know Pearson from owning a sporting goods store, met him when he worked as a district judge bailiff, or as a volunteer prison chaplain.

Pearson died Tuesday at the age of 78.

Click HERE for Pearson’s obituary and funeral service information, courtesy of Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan.

The opinions editor of The Eagle, Robert Borden, joined the newspaper shortly after Pearson’s arrival. Borden said Pearson was “always very positive about the community”, someone who “insisted to cover the good things going on here in town”. Borden also said ” I think he (Pearson) set a tone and standard of involvement that subsequent publishers have followed”.

Pearson’s community involvement included starting a holiday food drive at The Eagle called the “Cheer Fund”, which Borden said served 2,500 families.

Click below for comments from Robert Borden, visiting with WTAW’s Bill Oliver.

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Posted by on Jan 29 2014. Filed under Featured Stories, News.

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