David Pierce

Jonathan “David” Pierce, 67, of Elm Mott, TX, passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Funeral services will be 10 AM Saturday, April 18, at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Stevens officiating. Visitation will be 6-8 PM Friday, April 17, at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel, 5201 Steinbeck Bend in Waco. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online Guest Book at www.LakeShoreFuneralHome.com.

David was born March 28, 1948 in the Crazy Hotel in Mineral Wells to James F. and Jo Nell Pierce. He was raised in Waco and graduated from Midway High School in 1967. It was at Midway that he met his beloved wife, Ruby. David served in the US Navy, stationed at the Naval Hospital in Guam. David and Ruby raised their family in Waco, where David worked in construction and commercial sales. David was an active member and deacon of Lakeview Baptist Church for many years. David served as a city councilman in Northcrest, on the Connally ISD school board for nine years, and he also served as a past president of both the Lacy Lakeview Little League and the Connally PTA. David and Ruby moved to Ft. Worth in 1997 and then moved to Perrin for 11 years. They came back to Waco to be closer to family. He was a member of FBC of Gholson.

He was preceded in death by parents and in-laws, Layton and Jonnie Warren.

He is survived by his wife, Ruby Pierce; daughter, Jennifer Cottle and husband Brian; son, Micah Pierce and wife Carissa; grandchildren, Jacob, Matthew, Jesse, Lily, Tommy, Kelsey, and Carter.

The family would like to offer special thanks to Sodalis Memory Care, De Paul, Crestview Nursing Home, and Gentiva Hospice for all the love and professional care given.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in David’s name may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Sodalis Memory Care, or Crestview Healthcare Residence.

Contact Information:

Lake Shore Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr, Waco 76708, United States (US) - Phone: (254) 752-5900

Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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Condolence Messages

  1. Jennifer: I’m SO sorry to hear about your dad. I lost my dad in June and it hurts!!! May GOD truly give you peace during the difficult time. Janice McKee

  2. Shannon Tackitt

    Ruby, Jennifer, Micah and family, I am so sorry for your loss. David was a wonderful man and a great inspiration to so many of us. He will always be loved. Please know that you are in my prayers. Shannon T.

  3. Ruby, I am deeply sorry to hear about David’s passing. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Bobby & Brenda Anderson

    We were so sorry to hear about the passing of David. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.

    Your former neighbors,
    Bobby & Brenda Anderson

  5. Ruby, so sorry to read about David’s passing. I was just thinking of you the other day when some of us here at AIL were talking about people who had worked in our HR department. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God bless and comfort you!

    • Pat,
      I think about all of you a lot and wonder how everyone is doing. Thank you for thinking of me and my family at this time.

  6. L. G. & Pat Crum

    Our dear nephew and navy veteran David has left to become another flower in the masters bouquet. David was always dedicated to his family, his community and nation. I pray that God will give peace and comfort to David’s family at this time of parting.

    • L.G. & Pat,
      Thank you for those beautiful words. He was certainly loved by everyone who knew him and will surely be missed.

  7. Jay & Stacy Galle

    Micah we love you and are so sorry for your loss ! We are praying for you and your family if you need anything please let us know .

    Love ,
    Jay & Stacy Galle

  8. Janice Forcher Sanders

    Sympathy to the family. From the Connally Cadet Class of 1980.

  9. Leo&Dana Miller

    Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family my old friend. May God be your peace and comfort during this time and always.

    Love ,
    Leo &Dana Miller

  10. Praying for comfort and healing for your family, your dad was an awesome person, and you all are an awesome family! It is a privilege to know you all, and Dave was a super cool friend. Heaven is a better place with your father in it.

  11. Linda Rodgers Coleman

    Ruby and family…I am so sorry for your loss. He is in a far better place. However, that does not make it easier for those left behind. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. May the peace and grace of God be with each of you!

    Linda Rodgers Coleman MHS class of 1967

  12. Ulen & Dorothy Roberts

    We did not know you and David for very long but during the time we sat behind you at FBC of Gholson we realized that you both were very special people that filled a joy in our hearts each Sunday. David was special just as you are!

  13. Ulen & Dorothy Roberts

    We did not know you and David for very long but during the time we sat behind you both at FBC of Gholson we realized that you both were two veryspecial people that filled our hearts with joy each Sunday. David was special just as you are!

  14. Dear Micah and family,
    JR and I are very sorry for the loss of your dad. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless!

  15. Celeste Woodcock

    Sorry for your loss…..Dave was a man that anyone who meet him couldn’t help but like. He was a loving caring and funny man. He will be missed but never forgotten.

  16. Elaine and Mack Talbert

    Ruby, Micah, and Jennifer, we were terribly saddened to hear that David has passed. He was a wonderful, caring man, who loved and honored his family and his country. It was always a joy to visit with him, his smiles lit up his face, his laugh was always contagious. I wish we could have visited more often. He will be missed. You and the family are in our thoughts and prayers, Ruby Lee. Sending you hugs and love always.

    Elaine and Mack

  17. My condolences to a great man which was my high Teacher at Connally High school. He will be missed so much by love ones.my sympathy to family.and friends from class of 1981 .keep looking down at me David .Thank for all that you have taught me through out the my years You made me who I am today.

    • Maxie you guys were always very special to him. He thought of each of you as his sons and was proud of you. Thank you.

  18. Nancy Fore Daniel and family

    Ruby, Jennifer, Micah, and the entire Pierce family,
    We are so sorry for the loss of Poppa Pierce. I have so many fun and wonderful memories of him. He always always had a smile on his face, and that is the way I will remember him forever. He will be dearly missed by all those who knew him! We love you all so dearly!
    Nancy, Brett, Rachel, Brenan, Railey, Chase, Jennie and Jody (my mom and dad)

    • Nancy & Brett,
      Thank you so much. He adored all you girls from little league on up. On one of his last days, he was coaching you all again.

  19. Jerry and Marilyn Cottle

    Pierce Family, We are very saddened at David passing. We always enjoyed visiting at Brian and Jennifer’s house. David was a kind and caring man. God Bless each of you and give you comfort in the days ahead. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  20. Terri Shepherd Castro

    I worked with David at Lowe’s many years ago and he was always so nice to me! I am saddened to learn of his passing. He was one of those who always made me smile. Prayers for comfort for his family. RIP friend.

    • Thank you, Terri. We have heard from so many that worked with him at Lowes. He touched many more lives than he ever knew.

  21. Dear Ruby, Jennifer, Micah and family – My heart and prayers are with you all today as you honor and say farewell for now to David. I wish I could be there to pay tribute to my wonderfully sweet, caring and fun loving cousin. I’ll miss his witty sense of humor and sweet smile. I love you all, and pray God comforts you during this time.


    • Nita Kay,
      Thank you for thinking of him and us as well. It is simply unbelievable that he is gone. Hope to see you the next time you are in Texas.

  22. Pete & Maree Anne Fischer, Rockport Texas

    Our dear Ruby,
    All our thoughts of David are so positive. He will always be remembered as the fella that cared so much for others, a winning smile and offer to help. A long ago accident for me, and the first person at my side was David, reassuring that “all is well”. What a marvelous man for us to look up to. You are a special woman and always cherished by these two friends.
    Pete & M.A. Fischer
    Rockport Texas

    • Pete & Maree Anne,
      Thank you for your thoughts and kind words. He was a great man and he never really knew it. I missed you all.

  23. Scott,Nicole,Cayden & Makenzie Johnson

    “Big Dave” was a kind hearted gentle man that many loved and lucky to know him. He helped me through a difficult time in my life and helped make me into the man I am today, for that I will never forget! Go easy Dave! Love you

    • Scott & Nicole,
      Thank you for your love for him and thank you for visiting him. You are another of the special young men that came into our lives and became a part of our family.

  24. Kelley Sipes McGee

    Please accept our heartfelt sympathies concerning the passing of David. My dad, Bill Sipes, taught many years with David at Connally and always spoke very highly of David and considered him a good friend. Kelley and Kristin

  25. Carolyn Van Dyke

    Dear Ruby,
    I am sorry I missed the service. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Love Carolyn

  26. Michael Montoya, Waco, Texas

    To the Pierce family,
    My deepiest condolences during this time of sorrow. I meet Mr. David while working @ Lowes, he was my dept mgr. Never worked for a better person who cared so much for his crew as he did. Glad to have gotten to work an known him, he was a respected leader. God bless you all !

  27. So sorry today to hear of David’s passing. He was such a positive asset in his years at Connally as both a teacher and a trustee. My conndolences to Ruby, Jennifer, and Micah.

    • Thank you, Janice. He loved his years at Connally, in all capacities. We often reminisced about the friends we made there.

  28. Ruby, I never had the pleasure of meeting you. However, in 1963, David, Jimmy and JoNell were my next door
    neighbors. He was such a neat little guy, so mannerly yet was able to join me in aggravating his Dad, Jimmy. I
    moved away when I joined the Highway Patrol. We lost contact until years later we ran into each other at a girls baseball tourney there in Waco where we learned we both had daughters named Jennifer. I know you will miss that great guy. I wish we could have been able to spend more time. If we play our cards right, we will visit again on the
    other side. God bless you, Jennifer, Micah and the grandchildren.

    • Thank you, Jim. I am sorry as well that we never got to meet. He told me about you living next door and was very proud when he learned you joined the Highway Patrol. He was a great guy and we all miss him very much. It has been so comforting hearing from his “old” friends and the impact he made on them.

  29. Lary & Linda Vahue

    Ruby, I wish I could have seen him one last time. My sister just told me.of his passing. Tim Horton and I were reminiscing him just the other day. We had talked about that Subaru he used to have when you lived in North Crest. I had tried to find ya’ll several times these last years. David was such a friend. I always loved him . We had so much fun as kids at Midway. I was so proud of him in the role that he played in that school play when he stole the show . He was there when I needed. I will miss him sorely. I was so happy when you and he decided to commit to each other and get married. Linda still talks about the haircut he gave me for our wedding. Know that he lives in God’s Kingdom, in our hearts and in our memories.
    Love to you and yours;
    Lary & Linda

    • Lary & Linda, thank you. I was wonderful visiting with you and Tim and I hope we can not let so many years pass before we see each other again. I think you all know what you meant to him. There were very few days throughout his life that he didn’t mention one or all of you. Please cherish your memories of him, as do I.

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