Billy George PierceI am a Veteran.

of Lubbock, TX

August 26, 1934 - January 1, 2021


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Billy George Pierce was born in O’Donnell, Texas to Jones and Edna Pierce August 26, 1934. A family memorial service (masks required) will be held January 9, 2021 at St. Matthew Methodist Church, 5320 50th Street, Lubbock, Texas. A virtual service will be held at that time.

Billy was reared in O’Donnell, Texas until joining the U.S. Navy in 1952. He served on the USS Sperry. He received a Good Conduct Medal and National Defense Service Medals. After returning from the U.S. Navy, he helped to build a grain elevator in O’Donnell and worked at various gins for the cotton harvest. Friends encouraged him to use his G.I. Bill to attend college. He chose to go to West Texas State University. He received his B.S. Degree there, later his Master of Administration plus 18 hours toward his PHD at East Texas State University.

While at WTSU, he met his future wife, Marlene Sperry of Follett. They married July 29, 1961 at Follett, Texas. Billy began teaching Social Studies in 1963 at Amherst ISD, then taught and was the Principal of Roaring Springs ISD; an Assistant Principal at the newly formed Motley County ISD, and finally at Dawson ISD at Welch, Texas. He had a knack to get close to his students whether it was a Kindergartener or a High School ighHSenior. They were his joy as well as his job! He retired in 1995 from education. Missing it, he decided to teach Driver’s Education for a local Lubbock company.

Billy loved to travel BY CAR! He and Marlene covered all but three of the contingent states of the U. S. and 2 provinces of Canada. On their 50th anniversary they drove to Washington and sailed to Alaska!

Billy enjoyed family and family events, a good laugh, golf, travel, and Las Vegas. He loved the Lord and his church and Church Family.

He is proceeded by death of his parents, Jones and Edna Pierce; brothers: Jones R. Pierce, Jr., Robert L. Pierce, Charles R. Pierce and Harold V. Pierce; Sisters: Betty Lou Cook, Jean Vulgamore, Mary Rogers, Nancy Harper, and Lula Pierce. Billy is survived by his wife of 59 years, Marlene Pierce and his Pierce sister-in-law Lillian Pierce. He is also survived by host of nieces and nephews, grand nieces and nephews and great-grand nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to St. Matthew Methodist Church of Lubbock, South Plains Food Bank of Lubbock, or Salvation Army of Lubbock, Texas.

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83 Condolence(s)
Karen Bailey
Austin, TX
Friday, January 22, 2021

So sorry to hear of Mr. Pierce’s passing. He was a great inspiration to all of us at Dawson ISD. He always took the time to listen to what we had to say and gave sound advice. He will be missed by many. Prayers for the family.

Kalith & Vaughn Brown
Brownfield, TX
Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Mrs. Pierce, we are so sorry for your loss. You and Mr. Pierce were a blessing to our school and community for many years and we have many fond memories of both of you. Praying God's peace and comfort for you.

Troy and Stacey Taylor
Roanoke, TX
Saturday, January 9, 2021

We're thinking of you, now more than ever. Great Uncle Billy always lend a helping hand and kept faces smiling by having a joke for every occasion. We will miss him.

Mr & Mrs Jack Reed
Lubbock, TX
Saturday, January 9, 2021

Billy was a man one was proud to call a friend! He was one of a kind. We are so blessed to have known him a few short years.

Angela and Jimmy Jameson and Judy Newby
London, AR
Saturday, January 9, 2021

Uncle Billy we love you and will miss you terribly. You and my Granny and all the other Aunt's an Uncle's were waiting for you to welcome you home. Give my Granny a hug and kiss and everyone else waiting for you. Until we see you all again. Rest in love and paradise.
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Audra Molina
Spur, TX
Saturday, January 9, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss Mrs. Pierce. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Wayne Sisson
Lubbock, TX
Wednesday, January 6, 2021

My sincere condolences. I have pleasant memories of you and Mr. Pierce.

Freddy Cepeda
Glenpool,, OK
Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Mrs. Pierce, so sorry for your loss of Mr. Pierce. My condolence to the all the family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. May his memories be a blessing to us all!

Adriana Arenivar Rivero
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Monday, January 4, 2021

Was greatly loved by students at Dawson.
Our condolences. Prayers for the family 🙏❤️

Adriana Arenivar Rivero
Brownfield, TX
Monday, January 4, 2021

Sorry for your loss.
Our thoughts and prayers for your family!

Lorie Estorga
Lubbock, TX
Monday, January 4, 2021

Aw so sad to see this! I loved Mr Pierce so very much he had so much confidence in me and never let me forget it. This was an amazing principal he will truly be missed.

Gena roberts massey
Tulsa, OK
Monday, January 4, 2021

Mrs Pierce so sorry to hear about mr p.’s passing . He was such a joyful person have so many happy memories of his kindness and exuberance! I always admired how happy the two of you were! I remember our beta trip to Ft worth! I remember well your words! “Kids, there are 21 of you, we don’t want to return with 22!” 😊 prayers of peace and comfort to you!

Dan and paulajones
Lubbock, TX
Monday, January 4, 2021

all glory to God. prayers of peace and tenderness to you during this time.

Belinda (Rodriguez) Johnson
Frisco, TX
Sunday, January 3, 2021

I was saddened to hear that Mr. Pierce passed away. He always had a smile on his face and always had time to visit with you. We were very blessed to have him as our Principal and someone we could look up to. Mrs. Pierce, my thoughts and prayers go out to you.

Sarah Clement
Lamesa, TX
Sunday, January 3, 2021

Mr. Pierce was a great man and will be missed deeply by so many. I will always cherish the time he spent at Dawson as our principal. He always had the most contagious laugh. Rest easy his good and faithful servant. Your job on Earth is done🙏🏻Sending my thoughts and prayers to the family❤️

Cory Hayes
Lubbock, TX
Sunday, January 3, 2021

Sending condolences to you an the Pierce Family..
Mr Pierce an you will always be remembered at Dawson ISD.
I'll never forget the patients an laughter we all had while he was
teaching Drivers Education. He also had good practice at swinging
that paddle. Mr Pierce will not be forgotten!!
Bless you Mrs Pierce

Don & Debbie Gibson
Granbury, TX
Sunday, January 3, 2021

Marlene,
So sorry to hear about Bill’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Paul Gary
Pyongtaek,
Sunday, January 3, 2021

I am so sad to hear about Mr. Pierce’s passing. He was a wonderful principal and great driving instructor. I will always have fond memories of him and he will surly be missed.

Teresa Gaitan
Lamesa, TX
Sunday, January 3, 2021

So sorry for you’re loss Mrs Pierce he was a great principle. Was always a Happy man and he loved everyone and was loved by many Will always be in our hearts Gone but never forgotten. You will be in our prayers Mrs pierce always we love u guys

Daman Harp
Keller, TX
Sunday, January 3, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. I was very blessed
to have Mr. Pierce as my principal. He always
had a smile on his face and was kind. He let me
get away with more than he should have. What
a great man that had a positive influence on so
many people.

Jane Drennan Dillon
Friendswood, TX
Sunday, January 3, 2021

Thoughts and prayers Mrs. Pierce for you and your family. Lots of memories with both of you from church, school and community. I know he will be missed.

Shawna Addison Taylor
Buchanan Dam, TX
Sunday, January 3, 2021

Marlene, I’m so sorry for your loss. You will be in my prayers.

Julie Gray
Welch, TX
Sunday, January 3, 2021

Marlene, I’m so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for you at this time.
Julie

John Lopez
Plainview, TX
Sunday, January 3, 2021

My deepest condolences to the family. He was a great man and educator

David and Evelyn Server
Snyder, TX
Sunday, January 3, 2021

Marlene we want to send our condolences to you and your family. Bill was principle to all four of our kids in school. He will be greatly missed.

Gloria Chambers
Brownfield, TX
Sunday, January 3, 2021

Mr. Pierce was such a wonderful Soul and a blessing
In my life, even though I am sure I was much entertainment
And frustration to him back in the Day! An amazing Principle, teacher, supporter
And friend. He was loved by all of us.
Our Prayers are with you Marlene and thank you so much for sharing this wonderful man with us all.

Susie (Contreras) de la Rosa
Welch, TX
Sunday, January 3, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to you and your family. Mr Pierce had a great impact in my life. He was a great man that led by example.

Rudy Rodriguez and Irma Arenivar Rodriguez
Midland, TX
Sunday, January 3, 2021

Mrs. Pierce,

We are so sad to know that Mr. Pierce has passed away. He was a genuine person who treated everyone fairly. The best principal for sure! His consistent happy mood would make everyone feel welcome. We have fond memories with him such as his bravery in teaching Rudy and I Driver’s Ed! We share these stories with our children. Please know that he will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Mrs. Pierce, and your family.

Sharon Hoyle
Amarillo, TX
Sunday, January 3, 2021

Marlene, praying for you to be comforted by our Lord Jesus. Billy and you were some of our first friends in Welch. He was so special as well as you. I have so many wonderful memories of our friendship as you helped this young wife and mother. Love to you.

Lauri Jones Kirgis
San Angelo, TX
Sunday, January 3, 2021

My condolences to you, Mrs. Pierce. Mr. Pierce was such a great educator.. he loved his students as his own and it showed. He will be missed!

Jana Cline Ashburn
Lubbock, TX
Sunday, January 3, 2021

My condolences and prayers are with you and your family Mrs. Pierce. He was a strong mentor and teacher all through my school years. I have many wonderful memories of you both. 🙏🏻

Randy Server
Lubbock, TX
Sunday, January 3, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Praying for your family.

Shannon Kreger Fleming
Lubbock, TX
Sunday, January 3, 2021

Hi Marlene, I’m so sorry for your loss. Daddy really loved him.

Ken Campbell
Gatesville, TX
Sunday, January 3, 2021

Marlene,
My condolences to you on the loss of Mr. Pierce. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Ken

Lynette Webb Davis
Brownfield, TX
Sunday, January 3, 2021

Great man, you will be missed. May GOD bless you. ❤️

Terry, Rob and Kathy Rodgers
Lubbock, TX
Sunday, January 3, 2021

We love you very much. Thanks for being there when Kathy’s parents went to St. Matthew. May God be with you and your family.

Raymond Barron
San Angelo,
Sunday, January 3, 2021

So sorry my condolences to Mrs Pierce n family prayers going your way🙏🙏🙏🙏

Rosa Santibanez Garcia
Welch, TX
Sunday, January 3, 2021

God took his Angel home. Mr Pierce was one of the best people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing, he was a great Teacher, Coach & Principal/Superintendent. Always made us laugh, such a caring man. An Angel in earth & now in Heaven! Rejoice with the Lord my friend.

Melissa (Hayes) Cox
Canyon, TX
Sunday, January 3, 2021

Mrs. Pierce,
I’m so very sorry to hear of Mr. Pierce. We enjoyed both of you teaching through our school years. You both were such a fixture of our days at Dawson. Thank you for all your time & effort in so many lives. Prayers of peace & comfort.

Our condolences,
Melissa
Dawson Class of 1997

Bobby L Rodriguez
Lubbock, TX
Sunday, January 3, 2021

Mr. Pierce was a great principal. You have certainly left your imprint on your students. You help grow and shape us into who we are today. You taught us how to live this life on earth, to face struggles and to be successful. I remember the many lessons from learning "right" from "wrong." The hours we spent talking about my siblings even after graduation. You were always so proud of Nellie and Loretta. They always would ask about him too. Thank you for love, your confidence and the many years at Dawson you shared with us. You will will surely be missed.

Melinda Brakebill Phillips
Midlothian, TX
Sunday, January 3, 2021

Marlene I am so sorry. I’m praying for you and your family. Mr. Pierce was such a wonderful man . We all loved him.

Josie Pesina
Lubbock, TX
Saturday, January 2, 2021

My deepest condolences to the entire Pierce family... to Mrs Pierce I was very saddened to hear this such bad news. Mr Pierce was a very nice man. Prayers Rest In Peace. Big hugs to you Mrs Pierce

Ross Roberts
Brownfield, TX
Saturday, January 2, 2021

I have some of the best memories of Mr Pierce
I know he will be missed
Sorry for your loss

Rachel Rodriguez
Welch, TX
Saturday, January 2, 2021

Where do I even begin, Mr Pierce, you were such a great person not only to me but I'm pretty sure to my entire family. You were never to busy for a hello, a hug, a pat on the back, a smile, a chat of how my day was going. All principals should strive to be as good as you were. You were a great role model for all of us at Dawson. Mr Pierce you will truly be missed, I will always think of you when I walk into that school building. ♥️

Albert Straley
Welch, TX
Saturday, January 2, 2021

Great man who will be missed by all who knew him.

Stacy Morris
Lamesa, TX
Saturday, January 2, 2021

May the Lord grant you His peace and comfort. Mr Pierce touched a lot lives throughout his career

Neil Weeks
Plains, TX
Saturday, January 2, 2021

I am so sorry Mrs.Pierce. Prayers for you.

Trey Addison
Lubbock, TX
Saturday, January 2, 2021

Great man! Was great to know him outside of school as well.

Kevin and Stephanie James Family
San Angelo, TX
Saturday, January 2, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Marlene at this very difficult time. Billy was a great guy, and a pleasure to work with. May God be with you in this difficult time, and know we are thinking and praying for you! Blessings! Kevin and Stephanie

Bonny (Rodriguez) Luna
Las Cruces, NM
Saturday, January 2, 2021

My deepest condolences, may he Rest In Peace. Mr. Pierce was a wonderful, caring man. He taught us so many things. He will dearly be missed. My thought s and prayers are with Mrs. Pierce and the family. May God guide you and watch over you during this difficult time. Sending love, hugs and prayers!

Patricia Sanchez-Reyes
Napoleon, OH
Saturday, January 2, 2021

Our deepest and sincerest condolences Mr. Pierce was the best principal anyone could ever have. He will be dearly missed

Suzanne Coor Melville
Arlington, TX
Saturday, January 2, 2021

Please accept my sincerest condolences in the loss of Mr. Pierce. He was a kind-hearted and wonderful man who mentored so many young people. He leaves behind a life-long legacy in the many young peoples’ lives he touched, including mine. Our entire family has such fond memories of Mr. Pierce and will always think of him with love and smiles. Sending our love and prayers to the entire family.

Suzanne Coor Melville

Martie Sires
Brownfield, TX
Saturday, January 2, 2021

Loved Mr. Pierce. Such a great man.

Dianna Coor Sires
Brownfield, TX
Saturday, January 2, 2021

Mr. Pierce was a wonderful mentor and principal.He loved all us high school kids at Dawson High School. He was very loved by everyone.

Terry and Brenda Barrier
Corpus Christi, TX
Saturday, January 2, 2021

Mrs Pierce, we were so sad to hear of Mr Pierce’s passing. We have the highest respect for you both and I’m so blessed to have had him as my Principal. We always knew he would treat us students all the same and in a fair way. May the Lord comfort you and bring you peace during this time. You are in our prayers.

Tina Server Broughton
Big Spring, TX
Saturday, January 2, 2021

My prayers are with you Marlene and all your family.
Mr. Pierce was a good man and great Principal. I still think about him every time I tie a square knot, he taught all the cheerleaders how to tie this correctly for one of our uniforms. I know he will be greatly missed. ❤️

Kevin Coor
Frisco, TX
Saturday, January 2, 2021

Mr. Pierce was a great teacher, mentor, and principal.....always a smile on his face even while giving me a paddling. He will be missed!

Misty Jolley
Welch, TX
Saturday, January 2, 2021

He was a very sweet man. I remember him being my bus driver when I went out to my grandparents house. Prayers for his family and wife.

Jalene (Brown) Young
Brownfield, TX
Saturday, January 2, 2021

My condolences to Marlene. I am glad I did get to see Mr. Pierce some through the years . He was a great principal for my HS years at Dawson . My prayers are with the family. Jalene

Kurt coor
Lubbock, TX
Saturday, January 2, 2021

Prayers for Mrs. pierce & all the family. Mr. Pierce was a great man. Sorry for your loss.

Chris Hayes
Yukon, OK
Saturday, January 2, 2021

Hi Marlene and family, my heart, sympathy, and prayers go out to you in the loss of Billy. I will never forget all the great years I had him as principal at Welch. My God shower, envelop, and embrace you with all His love, comfort, hope, peace, and strength during this grieving time. Much love, Chris Hayes

Pat and Joyce Risinger
Brownwood, TX
Saturday, January 2, 2021

Thoughts and prayers. Love and hugs, Pat and Joyce Risinger

Jimmy Addison
Lamesa, TX
Saturday, January 2, 2021

Prayers for peace and comfort. So many great memories.

Rex Server
Lubbock, TX
Saturday, January 2, 2021

Billy was a wonderful person and a real blessing
to us all. I know he’s in heaven today with our Lord
And Savoir and you can probably here that big laugh
all the way across the place.

Alan Dickey
Brownfield, TX
Saturday, January 2, 2021

Loved me some Billy Pierce!!! He was such fun to be around when he was principal and I taught at Dawson! If I ever needed a laugh or encouragement I just went to his office. He will be missed! Praying for you Marlene and family.

Kim Henson Doss
San Angelo, TX
Saturday, January 2, 2021


My thoughts and prayers to Mrs. Pierce and family. Mr. Pierce was an awesome principal and fun to be around. I have fond memories of the trips we took with him and Mrs. Pierce.

Mary Jimenez
Tahoka,
Saturday, January 2, 2021

Thank you for your service.
Your kind heart. You will be mist. May the lord watch over Mrs. Pierce

Ruben Barron
San angelo, TX
Saturday, January 2, 2021

Prayers for the family

Ruben Barron
San angelo, TX
Saturday, January 2, 2021

Prayers for the family

Arthur Hernandez
Little Elm, TX
Saturday, January 2, 2021

So sorry for your loss. He was always a class act.
Learned a lot from him.

Florence Schooler
Welch, TX
Saturday, January 2, 2021

Marlene, I am so sorry for your loss.
What a wonderful man and so loved
by everyone. He was a great influence
on so many students. What a joy to have
gotten to work with him. God bless you.
Love
Florence

Kristi Hendon Culp
Lamesa, TX
Saturday, January 2, 2021

Mrs. Pierce, i am very saddened to hear about
Mr Pierce’s passing. He was a wonderful man and
one of my favorite people. He was always waiting
in the hall to give one of his famous hugs. He will
we be truly missed and it was an honor to be taught
by him. Peace be with you and your family.
Love, Kristi Hendon Culp and family

Telissa Delgado Cagle
O’Donnell, TX
Saturday, January 2, 2021

Mr. Pierce was one of a kind. I was lucky to have had him as a principal and Driver’s Ed teacher. My sincere condolences to his family. Many prayers

Sara roberts
Welch, TX
Saturday, January 2, 2021

Mr. Pierce was the kindest man. I will forever remember how sweet he was to all of us students at Dawson ISD. Prayers for Mrs. Pierce in this time.

Kimberly Maxwell
Amarillo, TX
Saturday, January 2, 2021

Such a sweet man that will be missed! Prayers for Mrs. Pierce and the rest of his family!!

Jodi Roberts Furlow
O’Donnell, TX
Saturday, January 2, 2021

Mrs. Pierce
I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Pierce’s passing.
He was so loved by all students at Dawson and will be greatly missed
Prayers for peace and comfort to you and the family.

Juan J. Ramirez
Welch, TX
Saturday, January 2, 2021

My sincere condolences to the family. I'll never forget his humor and smile.

Becky Schooler
Silsbee, TX
Saturday, January 2, 2021

What a wonderful man! Blessings and comfort to you, Marlene.

Sterling Myers
Robert Lee, TX
Saturday, January 2, 2021

Prayers for the family. Mr. Pierce was a wonderful principal. I worked for him at Dawson ISD. He loved the students and only wanted the best for them.

Tarey Tarleton
Crowley, TX
Saturday, January 2, 2021

Marlene,
I was so saddened to hear about Billy’s passing. You are in my prayers as you move through the coming days and weeks.
Tarey

James and Donna Wade
Lubbock, TX
Saturday, January 2, 2021

Out thoughts and prayers are with you!!!

Phil and Jennie Cruzan
Lubbock, TX
Saturday, January 2, 2021

We are blessed to have known him.

Paula DeForrest
Lubbock, TX
Saturday, January 2, 2021

May God wrap his arms around you during this time of grief. But it's so wonderful to know Billy's in heaven golfing with Mahlon. Bet they get a lot more holes in one!! You have so many wonderful cherished memories to look back on so remember and know that you are loved.