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Pierce, Lee V.W.

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January 27, 1928 - November 11, 2020

Pierce, Lee V.W.

Lee V. W. Pierce, of Canton, Texas, was born on January 27, 1928, in Carthage, Texas. He was ushered into the presence of God on November 11, 2020 at the age of 92 years 9 months and 15 days.

Lee was retired from Proctor & Gamble in Dallas, where he worked for 47 years.  He was a proud World War 2 Navy veteran. Lee loved the Word of God and discussing the Bible was something he never tired of doing.  When he wasn’t at work, for many years Lee loved collecting and working on antique clocks. He instilled the love of clock collecting to numerous people over the years.

Lee is survived by his wife Athel Pierce of Canton, children Gregory Pierce and wife Shelia of Hurst, Sarah Frazier and husband Donald of Dallas, and Stuart Pierce and wife Karla of Wills Point.  Grandchildren, Christe Speir, Brett Pierce and wife Joanie, John Lanier and wife Laura, Rianna Brite and husband Bobby, Jody Lanier, and Steven Pierce and wife Natalie.  Great grandchildren, Aaron Gregory and wife Alexis, Victoria Speir, Skyler Brite, Joshua Gregory, Jacob Gregory, Maggie Brite, Darren Pierce, Riley Pierce, Zachary Pierce, Lee Pierce, Kyle Pierce, Jeremy Pierce, Layne Pierce, and Heidi Pierce.  Great, Great Grandchildren Bentley Gregory and Waylon Gregory.

Siblings Jerline Nilson of Nacogdoches, Charles Pierce and wife Christine of Hurst, Martha McGraw of Seagoville and Marie Perry and husband Mickey of Fort Worth.

Lee is preceded in death by his parents Richard Newton Pierce and Evy Ree (Metcalf) Pierce, siblings Reba Dell Pierce, Virgil Ernest Pierce, Glovis Edward Pierce, and Myrtis Bell Cole; grandson Stuart Riley Pierce and Great Grandson Yancey Sebastian Speir.

A visitation and viewing will be on Thursday, November 19, 2020 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Tyler Gospel Chapel, 10195 Hwy 31 E, Tyler, TX 75705. The Celebration of Life service will begin at 1:00 pm with internment at 3:00 pm at the Langley Cemetery, E FM 124 in Beckville, TX.  If attending, please wear masks and practice reasonable social distancing.

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Essie Pruitt.

November 19, 2020 2:31PM

I didn't know him, but I know what a wonderful son he has. Stuart, I an so sorry to hear about your Dad. Prayers for you and your family.

Carolyn & Bob

November 18, 2020 10:05PM

We never met you Dad, but he must have been a super person. Because he and your Mom raised a loving and caring daughter. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Sidney and Francine Black

November 18, 2020 7:08PM

Sorry for your loss. May you have comfort in your memories. Earth's loss , Heaven's gain.

Mike and Claudia Givens

November 18, 2020 1:55PM

You all are in our prayers and our hearts at this time of loss. We are grateful for the wonderful memories we have of Lee and Athel and Dad and Mom. Their long friendship and years of sharing God's love brought them such joy. Oh yes, and Lee's love of clocks got Dad we all have those clocks. They had a lot of fun. Such a blessing to have the memories. We are sorry to not be able to attend, but we will be with you in our heart and prayers. We know we will all meet again! God bless and keep you. All our love, Mike and Claudia and family

Joe and Marty

November 18, 2020 9:39AM

To a beautiful family; our love, prayers and support are with you.

Debra Session

November 18, 2020 8:22AM

Just know my heart goes out to the loving family 💜💜.Just know I'm especially praying for your awesome mother.Athel,I met her at Canton Oaks.She holds a special place in my heart.Rest easy Mr Lee you deserve it.God Bless

Karen Tomlinson

November 18, 2020 6:54AM

My prayers are with the Pierce family.

Geri Barrick Kihlberg

November 18, 2020 6:51AM

I am sure he is in Heaven with other family members & friends. Prayers for the family.
I will be attending his services.

Steve Cole

November 17, 2020 9:22PM

Prayers for all of you . Will be at VA hospital for a long scheduled appt.

Becky Pierce Jones

November 17, 2020 7:33PM

Sorry I can't be there but you are in my prayers. Love you all.