April 20, 1932 - December 7, 2018
Joseph L. Pearce Jr., known to many as Bud, died on Friday, December 7, 2018 in Dallas, Texas at the age of 86. His parents and one son precede him in death. Bud is survived by his wife Jo of Dallas, brother Leon Pearce (Patsy) of Des Moines, son William Pearce of Austin, son James Pearce of Denison, daughter Sally Baird (David) of Dallas and daughter Jane Mitchell (Mark) of Dallas, granddaughters Julie Rogers, Peyton Pearce, Jessica Clark, Kathryn Hodge, Melissa Hills, Jared Mitchell, John Baird, and six great grandchildren, two nieces, and numerous cousins.
Joseph was born in Longview, Texas, on April 20, 1932 to Joseph and Delphia Pearce. He graduated high school in Wewoka, Oklahoma where his many friends were cherished all his life. He attended East Central College and Oklahoma A & M (Oklahoma State University) where in 1955 he received a BS degree in Mechanical-Petroleum Engineering.
He married his wife Jo in 1953. They lived in Oklahoma, Louisiana, Alberta, Canada, and Texas where he was employed by Mobil Oil Co. and Otis Engineering/Halliburton for over 36 years, retiring in 1991 in Dallas.
A memorial service at Park Cities Baptist Church, 3933 Northwest Parkway, Dallas, Texas on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at 10:00 am. The burial will be private at Restland Cemetery.
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