Richard Pearson of Delhi passed away peacefully at home on July 31, 2020.
He was born May 21, 1936. Richard was predeceased by his parents, Ebbert and Elsa and a brother, Donald.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Susie; a son, Richard; daughters Nancy and Erika; and his special granddaughter, Mackenzie. Richard is also survived by several nieces and nephews and great-nephews Donald and Jack.
Dick was an avid turkey and deer hunter. He used a bow, rifle and muzzle loader with which he got his “big” one with. He hunted with his son Dickie, his wife Susie and several other buddies.
Richard served his hitch in the Army for two years. He was a contractor for many years and took a lot of pride in always doing things “the right way.” He worked with Dickie and they worked hand-in-glove. They were an excellent team.
He loved splitting wood and stacking his wood piles. They were done perfectly… “a place for every piece.” He took a great deal of pride knowing his girls always looked after him. It meant a lot to him. He was so proud of all three of his “kids” and their accomplishments. He was so happy and mentioned so many times that he had such a close relationship with the “kids.” Later, when his favorite granddaughter was born, they spent time together in the garden, in the tree house and picking flowers. They all meant the world to him.
Dick had a very fond and close relationship with his brother-in-law, Bob. They talked together like a couple of old hens and had a friendly competition as to who got the first ripe tomato out of their gardens.
He had acquired so many dear friends over the years; too numerous to name, and enjoyed every minute with them - playing cards, bowling, hunting, attending sports events, camping, and just sitting and chatting. He was a big sports participant in high school, college and in town teams. He attended the construction division at Delhi Tech.
Dick cherished his family and friends. He had a great sense of humor and loved to hear a joke.
Calling hours will be at MacArthur Funeral Home, 134 Main Street, Delhi, on Thursday, Aug. 13, from 4-7 p.m. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 14, at Woodland Cemetery, Delhi.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Bloomville Emergency Squad and the Delhi Emergency Squad would be greatly appreciated.