Arapahoe, Nebraska

Audie R. “Rick” Pearson III, age 61, of Holbrook, Nebraska passed away on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at his home. He was born on September 13, 1951 to Audie R. II and Helen (Gibson) Pearson at Ida, Louisiana.


He grew up in the Texarkana, Arkansas and Texas area. After his education, he entered the U.S. Marine Corp. After serving his country, he got into the entertaining business by writing and performing gospel and country western music. He enjoyed playing at many events; including opening for country performers like Mel & Pam Tullis, & Boxcar Willie at Branson, Missouri. He enjoyed performing with his own band from 1998 until 2001, called the “Ark-La-Tex Ramblers” with Jack Green on the steel guitar. He married Sheila G. Dixon on May 2, 1994. He would also drive a truck for some years, working for several companies hauling freight. In April of 2009 they moved to Holbrook, Nebraska. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Holbrook, Nebraska.


He was preceded in death by his father, son Jerry M. Pearson Colvin


He was survived by his wife Sheila Pearson of Holbrook, Nebraska

                                Mother: Helen Colvin of Texarkana, Texas

                                    Sons: Richard Wayne & wife Mona Pearson Colvin of Texarkana, Texas

                                              George & wife Leslie Pearson Brown of North Dakota

                            Brothers: Randy & wife Debbie Pearson of Texarkana, Arkansas

                                            Gary Pearson of Texarkana, Arkansas

                                            Scott & wife Karlie Pearson of Texarkana, Arkansas

                                Sister: Kay Jackson & husband Barry of Texarkana, Texas

Grandchildren: 12        Nieces & Nephews: 9

Special Friends: Tom & Jeanne Whipple of Arapahoe, Nebraska

                           Lynn & Carole Ohlson of McCook, Nebraska

                           Chuck & Dixie Tellus of Holbrook, Nebraska

                           Bill & Betty Kruger of Cambridge, Nebraska

                           Don & Shirley Pond of Holbrook, Nebraska

Condolences or personal reflections may be left at

No viewing or visitation as cremation was chosen. Memorial services will be at a later date.

Wenburg Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.