Wednesday, March 18, 2009 in Brady, Texas Albert Franklin Pearson died at the age of 53. He was born January 13, 1956 in Brady. Parents were Ira Virgil Pearson and Margaret (Sutton) Pearson. He married wife Carrie Faith Patino on February 3, 1979 in San Antonio. Albert was a member of the First Baptist Church in Brady. He was a 1974 graduate of Brady High School, and attended Southwest Texas University in San Marcos were he received his pharmacy degree from the University of Texas School of Pharmacy in Austin in 1978. After graduating from pharmacy school, Al worked at Walgreens Pharmacy and Baptist Hospital in San Antonio. In 1986 he moved his family back to Brady, taking a position with the new Wal-Mart store. He was Wal-Mart's first pharmacist in Brady, and he worked there for 18 1/2 years. In 2003 Al began his association with City Drug in Brady and in 2006 he and his wife purchased City Drug. He was a member of the Brady Golf Association and has served on the B.I.S.D. School Board for 12 years, serving as President for the last two years. He loved the outdoors, hunting, golfing, gardening, cooking and being with his family.
Survivors are wife, Carrie Pearson of Brady, son Albert Pearson of Brady, daughter Amy Pearson of San Antonio, Texas. Father and Mother-In-Law Tony and Genie Patino of Kenedy, Texas. Brothers-In-Law Billy Patterson of Brady, Anthony Patino and wife Dolores of San Antonio, Michael Patino and wife Amalia of Buda, Texas. First cousin David Pearson and wife Jyane. He has numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister Nancy Patterson, and one niece Marla Crowe.
Memorial services were held Saturday March 21st at the First Baptist Church in Brady. Visitation with the family was Friday evening from 7-8 at the Leatherwood Memorial Chapels. Officiating by Reverend Blake O'Dell. Memorial contributions may be made to the Brady Golf Association or to Charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Leatherwood Memorial Chapels.