OBITUARY

Carl Pierce

August 20, 1946February 3, 2013

Carlos W. “Carl” Pierce, 66, died at his home in Burnet on February 3, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. He was born Aug. 20, 1946, in Denver Colorado, to Ernest Pierce and Marie (Stanford) Pierce. Carl graduated from Lakewood High School in Lakewood, Colorado and attended East Texas State University and San Diego State University where he studied accounting. He entered the Army Reserves in 1969 and served through 1974 in Colorado and Texas. He married Kathryn (Kay) Convery in 1970 and they had two sons, Patrick and Gregory. In 1975, Carl and Kay opened a Motorcycle Dealership in Lake Jackson, Texas which they owned for more than 20 years before retiring to Austin and then Sugar Land, Texas. Carl and Kay bought a ranch and moved to Burnet in 2001 where they have enjoyed living in the Hill Country. Carl worked at Inks Lake State Park, and loved to played golf whenever he could.

As a boy, Carl was always up for a dare... but was smart enough to have his older brother try it first.

He rode the Baja motorcycle racecourse several time with his dealer friends... that gave him years of stories to tell.

He went to St. Andrews Scotland and fell in love with the game of golf! He would come back from a good round and tell

Kay "I'm gonna quit my job and go on the tour"...followed the next day with "throw these clubs in the fire" when he didn't hit them long and straight. His finest hour was his Hole-In-One...with witnesses.

Carl was always ready to help with his friends, neighbors and strangers alike. He always saw the good in people...he felt everyone had something to offer. He was a great friend to everyone he met and no one ever stayed a stranger around him!

He loved his family, was proud of his sons and his grandchildren who could always bring a smile to his face.

Carl loved and cherished his wife Kay. She was his love, his strength and his best friend.....

Carl is survived by his wife, Kay, sons Patrick of Austin and Gregory and his wife Theresa of Grapevine, his grandchildren Ethan, Ella, Madeline and Connor, his brother, Carlton and his wife Barbara, two sisters Jan and Debbie and their spouses, along with many nieces, nephews, and cousins. A visitation will be held and Rosary will be held Thursday, February 7, 2013 at the Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home beginning at 6:00 P.M. Memorials in memory of Carl may be made to your favorite charity or organization. Condolences may be offered to www.clementswilcoxburnet.com. Arrangements made by Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home and Crematory Burnet, Texas

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 7, 2013

  • Rosary Service

    Thursday, February 7, 2013

Memories

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Richard Barnhart

March 2, 2014

Dear Kay,
We were shocked to hear of Carlos, passing. We thought a lot of you two and we will keep you in our prayers. May God hold you in his arms and comfort you in your sad time.

Love Beverly and Richard Barnhart

Greg Pierce

February 17, 2013

I miss you Dad...everyday.

David Edgar

February 16, 2013

Kay,
I was very sorry for your family to hear that Carl had gone. We sure had fun when you all lived in Lake Jackson. We know that he is in God's hands now, bringing smiles and joy everywhere he goes.
Warmest regards,
David Edgar

Jacqui Rushton Gill

February 10, 2013

Dear Kay, Pat and Gregg,

My prayers and thoughts are with you. I am very sorry for your loss. I have thought of all of you often and with fond memories of my last time in Texas, which was ages ago! Aunt Kay kept me posted with everything going on over the years. Sorry I just learned about Carl's passing from my mom.

It has been a difficult few years for you down there, first with Aunt Kay and now Carl. I wish we all lived closer. Please know my thoughts are with you.

Love,
Jacqui (Rushton)

Joseph and Shelia Finch

February 9, 2013

Praying for you all during this time of sorrow and loss. We spent many fun times at the motorcycle shop in Lake Jackson and races with Carl and the Pierce families. Much love to you all.

Allison Trejo

February 7, 2013

Uncle Carl could always make our family laugh with one of his stories-I will never forget his impeccable delivery. His smile and laugh were contagious.
I see so much of his spirit in his sons.

He will be greatly missed and, like Grandma, his soul will live on through all of us.

Jack Taylor

February 7, 2013

Kay, I'm so sorry to get news. We go back a long way and I've always been thankful to have Carl and you for friends. Way back to the Freeport shop.
Carl was a good friend.

Marilyn Brown

February 7, 2013

Take. Very very good care of your sweet self,---xoxo,

Marianne Daily

February 7, 2013

Thinking of you.

Nancy Kennerud

February 7, 2013

Kay, I am holding you in my heart, today, and sending you warmest hugs and love. Your friend, Nancy Kennerud.

FROM THE FAMILY