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Kingwood Funeral Home

22800 Highway 59 North, Kingwood, TX

OBITUARY

Jack Bellows Pierce

July 24, 1923February 11, 2020
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Jack Bellows Pierce, born July 24, 1923 in Sonora, Texas ,left us 96+ years later on February 11, 2020. He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years Mary Ellen Pierce, his parents John Edwin Pierce and Margaret May McMillian Pierce, sisters Ann and Wilma and brothers Harry and Cecil and unofficial adoptive mother, Verna B. Ditto. He is survived by daughters, Sandi Slack (John) and Terry Feazel (Kurt), three grandchildren, great grandchildren and nephews.

Jack was an outstanding athlete in high school playing every sport including Football, Basketball, Baseball and Track. He continued to follow sports his entire life favoring the University of Texas Longhorns and Dallas Cowboys. He served in the Navy as a pilot in both WWII and the Korean War, retiring with the rank of Lieutenant. For most of his career he was an Air Traffic Controller, helping the FAA transition from a manual to a computer system before he retired.

After living in Arlington, Texas since early childhood, he and his wife moved in 1991 to Kingwood to be closer to their daughters.

His patience and kindness were felt by all who knew him, and he could entertain his nephews Frankie, Gregory, Johnny, Peter & Thomas Rainone with stories of early Arlington growing up in the Eastern Star Home Orphanage and flying in the Navy.

He taught his daughters kindness, compassion, independence and how to be true to themselves. He shared with them his strong work ethic and respect for all people. He could make a pretty mean martini and was no slouch with a Margarita either. We are very proud to be his daughters and he will be remembered always with much love and laughter.

Rest well and please say hello to all those gone before you and who will greet you upon your arrival in Heaven. God Speed and Happy Trails.

A visitation will be held at Kingwood Funeral Home on Saturday, February 15, from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. and burial will be Monday, February 17 at 10:00 at Parkdale Cemetery in Arlington, TX. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mothers Against Cancer or a Charity of your choice.

Services

  • Memorial Visitation Saturday, February 15, 2020
  • Graveside Service Monday, February 17, 2020

Memories

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Jimmy Perini

February 17, 2020

My thoughts are with you Sandi and Terry and the entire family.
I can recall meeting your Dad at cousin johnny's house that fateful thanksgiving day ...
I remember your dad sitting in Beeps kitchen not so much by what he said but by how he was paid attention too.
He was charming and john always spoke so highly of him.
I know you have been blessed by Him.... because it shows.
My regrets... never the less
Jimmy Perini
A family friend

Bruce Robersoon

February 16, 2020

It is never easy! So sorry for you and Sandy . I know having him all these years brings smiles and happiness to you both even as you go through this sad time!

Alvy Dodson

February 15, 2020

I have so many fun memories of watching Longhorn and Cowboy games with Mr Pierce and always being welcomed at the Pierce home. He and Mama Pierce were very special to so many of us Sam Houston “almost sons” . Blessings and condolences to the entire family.

Ann Ollo

February 13, 2020

My condolences go out to your entire family.
We had some fun times with your Mom & Dad. He was the absolute kindest, giving, loving father and you are all blessed to call him “Dad”.
Love to all. AnnO

Alison Slack

February 13, 2020

Alison Slack

February 13, 2020

My Grandpa Bru was a rock! Quiet but strong. Dependable. Loyal. Smart and funny and accepting. Our crazy family would be swirling around him, but he was always the calm center. He developed such a sweet relationship with his great-granddaughters in the last 8 years. I don’t think I can remember him smiling bigger (at least since Fuddy’s death) than he did when Katie and Maggie would cuddle up with him. And they loved their “Bru” so much! I find peace knowing that he is at peace, reunited finally with Fuddy. Well... maybe not peace (those who knew her know what I mean) as she will probably be admonishing him for making her wait for so long. But they’ll be happy together again. #rip #bestgrandpa

Jim & Sandy Snyder

February 13, 2020

It was a pleasure to meet Bruder and have dinner in his home with family.

Johnny Rainone

February 13, 2020

He loved to hear Terry sing. I’d play piano and we’d howl at the moon. He seemed quiet compared to the rest of us, but had a good sense of humor, a steady hand and an appreciation for life. I’ll think of him smiling and drinking wine and asking Terry to sing one more song. What a blessing we had him in our lives. And he was blessed with Sandi and Terry always there in his later years. Goodbye Uncle Brooder. I’ll never forget you.
Nephew Johnny

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