On Oct. 14, 2019 at 11:08 a.m., Edward Pierce, loving husband to and companion passed away to be with our Lord. Edward was 86 and had been battling Parkinson Disease for a long time.
Edward was born in Boquete, Panama on Aug. 1, 1933 to Herbert R. and Paula (Baules) Pierce. After his mother’s death Edward’s father sent his son, at the age of 4, to his grandmother in Falls Church, Va. He went to high school at Fishborne Military Academy (1946-1950) in Waynesboro, Va.; enlisted in the Air Force (1953-1957) during his enlistment he went to technical school for computer programming; attended UPI College (1951-1953) in Blacksburg, Va.; and attended University of Tulsa where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Geophysics. Edward worked in this field for 30 years and retired from Texaco/Chevron.
On Dec. 9, 1974, Edward married Hazel Gould of Gonzales, Texas, and resided in Houston. He and his wife enjoyed rock hunting, exploring caves, making jewelry, gardening and growing tropical plants. Edward also, enjoyed music, country western, old ballads and folk songs, which he taught himself how to read music and play the guitar. He was quick witted, his kindness and compassionate spirit. Edward was a member of the Methodist church since childhood.
Edward was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel; his father, Herbert; his mother, Paula; his sister, Olivia and her husband Claude Coffey; his half-sister’s husband, Donald Allen; his Cousin, Evelyn and her husband Robert Meservy; his sister-in-law, Bernice and her husband, Irby McCarley; and last but not least his brother-in-law Hugo Webb.
Edward is survived by his sister, Beatrice and her husband, Thomas Dayharsh; his stepdaughter, Patricia and her husband Larry Ross; his companion for ten years, Linda Bracewell; his sister-in-law, Inez Webb; his half-sister, Myrna Perez-Venero Pierce; his half-sister, Edith Pierce Allen; plus, many nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019 at the Gonzales Masonic Cemetery with Reverend Will Reed officiating. Military Honors will be provided By the United States Air Force. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home, Gonzales.