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Moss Service Funeral Home

1901 2Nd Ave North West, Cullman, AL

OBITUARY

Douglas Earl Pierce

October 12, 1950June 12, 2019
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Douglas Earl Pierce of Vinemont passed away June 12, 2019 at the age of 68. He was born October 12, 1950 to Albert Earl and Betty Lou Kilpatric Pierce. Doug had a passion for rodeoing, training performance horses, competition coon hunting, team roping and chicken fighting. He will long be remembered as a trader of livestock, saddles and on anything of value, even a water buffalo. He was a jack of all trades and never missed the opportunity to take time with the younger generation to pass on any knowledge to cowboys, coon hunters and traders that would listen. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at Moss Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Cullman City Cemetery. Survivors are: wife Vicki Pierce of Vinemont; mother, Betty Lou Kilpatric Hood; daughters, Susan Pierce (Van) Cone of Lexington, Al., Mundi McCormick of Vinemont; sons, Matthew Douglas (Chasitie) Pierce of Hatton, Al., Robert Matthew Reid of Vinemont: sisters, Nancy Pierce (Jim) Mermis of Dodge City, Al., Lana (Terry) Slaten of Cullman; brother, Rodney (Patricia) Hood of Fredericksburg, Va.; grandchildren: Tyler (Lindsey) McCormick of Cullman, Vandiver Pierce Cone of Lexington, Al., Clay and Cody Wilson of Hatton, Alabama. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and research. Visitation is Friday, June 14, 2019 at Moss Funeral Home from 6:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.

  • FAMILY

  • Vicki Pierce, Wife
  • Betty Lou Kilpatric Hood, Mother
  • Susan Pierce (Van) Cone, Daughter
  • Mundi McCormick, Daughter
  • Matthew Douglas (Chasitie) Pierce, Son
  • Robert Matthew Reid, Son
  • Nancy Pierce (Jim) Mermis, Sister
  • Lana Hood (Terry) Slaten, Sister
  • Rodney (Patricia) Hood, Brother
  • Tyler (Lindsey) McCormick, Grandchild
  • Vandiver Pierce Cone, Grandchild
  • Clay Wilson, Grandchild

Services

  • Visitation Friday, June 14, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, June 15, 2019
  • Interment Saturday, June 15, 2019

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Bruce / Debby Walker

June 14, 2019

Very sorry to hear the passing of Doug, he will very much be missed, we had the pleasure of knowing him over the past several years, he would visit us at Lacon trade day to buy a dog collar or two, or just come by to say hello, it was never a dull moment when he came by, he would sit and tell us about his dogs, and new litters of pups, and give us a lot of pointers on raising and training them.
He not only loved his dogs, he also loved his family very much, he would tell us some stories about Vicki and the children , good times. You all were truly blessed to have him in your life. I know he will be missed, it's like I can see him now, in Heaven with a new litter of pups, like he would say to us, these are some might fine pups. Prayers are with your family. Bruce and Debby Walker

Terry Slaten

June 14, 2019

I guess we all learned a little about being a cowboy from Doug. Any male that grew up in my generation that says he didn't want to be a cowboy is either lying or is just getting too old to remember. Doug was the person that songwriters and poets wrote about. He was, "lone star belt buckles and old faded levi's....little warm puppies and children." He was the cowboy that Baxter Black wrote about who said if it couldn't be done horseback, it probably wasn't worth doing. He was the real cowboy that sat in the middle seat of the pick-up long before Michael Maritn Murphy sang, Cowboy Logic. He came into my life about the time I was making the transition from rock to country music because I hated disco. He schooled me in cowboyography so that I knew enough about horses and rodeos and saddles and roping and a bunch of other stuff that I consider myself to be somewhere between 1/16 and 1/8 cowboy to this day. He always did right by me. He was a good brother-in-law. And I will miss him. So, I will shed a few tears now and will always think of him when I eat Mexican food that is not as good as he could make....and that will be often. My life is certainly better because we crossed paths.

Matt Reid

June 13, 2019

He was the only man that I could always count on to help me out of a bind. I don't know how many times he's picked me up on the side of the road when I was broke down. He'd drop everything and come help, even if he was mad at me .
He always called me his son when he introduced me to someone. He helped me more than he will ever know. And I could never repay him for that.
We butted heads a bunch. I was blessed to be able to help him some in his later days and he was my buddy. But he done way more for me than I could ever repay. I'll always be thankful for the impact he had on my life. I have no doubt that he loved me like a son.

Sissy Cornelius

June 13, 2019

He will be missed

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Biography

Douglas Earl Pierce of Vinemont passed away June 12, 2019 at the age of 68. He was born October 12, 1950 to Albert Earl and Betty Lou Kilpatric Pierce.
Doug had a passion for rodeoing, training performance horses, competition coon hunting, team roping and chicken fighting. He will long be remembered as a trader of livestock, saddles and on anything of value, even a water buffalo. He was a jack of all trades and never missed the opportunity to take time with the younger generation to pass on any knowledge to cowboys, coon hunters and traders that would listen.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at Moss Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Cullman City Cemetery.
Survivors are: wife Vicki Pierce of Vinemont; mother, Betty Lou Kilpatric Hood; daughters, Susan Pierce (Van) Cone of Lexington, Al., Mundi McCormick of Vinemont; sons, Matthew Douglas (Chasitie) Pierce of Hatton, Al., Robert Matthew Reid of Vinemont: sisters, Nancy Pierce (Jim) Mermis of Dodge City, Al., Lana (Terry) Slaten of Cullman; brother, Rodney (Patricia) Hood of Fredericksburg, Va.; grandchildren: Tyler (Lindsey) McCormick of Cullman, Vandiver Pierce Cone of Lexington, Al., Clay and Cody Wilson of Hatton, Alabama.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and research.
Visitation is Friday, June 14, 2019 at Moss Funeral Home from 6:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.