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Stephen Ray Pierce

October 8, 1954 — June 12, 2024

Van Vleck, TX

Stephen Ray Pierce, age 69, peacefully went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 12, 2024. Ray was born in New Gulf, TX on October 8, 1954 to the late Wayne and Rena Bullock Pierce. He graduated from Sweeny High School in 1973. To know him was to love him. He had a way of making everyone around him a better person with his inspiration and intelligence. Ray was inspirational and touched many lives. He worked in the refinery business for 43 years. He is better known to say, “you are only as good as the people you surround yourself with”. He always admired and respected his colleagues. In his spare time, Ray enjoyed racing horses, playing golf, baseball, and football. Ray was better known as “PawPaw” and his biggest blessings were his children and grandchildren whom he loved deeply. 

Left to cherish in his memory are sons, Cory Pierce and wife Jessalyn, Greg Pierce and Chrissy Taylor, brothers Perry Pierce and wife Miurel, Randy Pierce and wife Charlene, Jay Pierce and wife Toinette, sister-in-law Nancy Pierce, and grandchildren Paisley and Peyton Pierce, along with numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Wayne and Rena Pierce, Glinda Renee Pierce, brother Billy Wayne Pierce, and nephew Eric Pierce. 

Our family would like to think our nurses from Help Inc., Christina and Hope, as well as, Angels Health Care for all of their services and support. Hannah and Jessica, you were amazing support, who cared deeply. A special thank you to June Moore for all your after hours and late night calls; you will forever hold a special place in our hearts. 

Pallbearers will be Peyton Pierce, Chris Coker, Gary Coker, Dale Klepac, JD Hurt, Chase Pierce, George Layne, and Eric Guevara. 

Services will be held on Tuesday, June 18th, 2024 at Sweeny Methodist Church in Sweeny, Texas. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Funeral will begin at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Sweeny Cemetery. Pastor John Price will be officiating. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Baker Funeral Home, West Columbia, Texas. 

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

9:00 - 10:00 am (Central time)

First Methodist Church of Sweeny

207 E 1st St, Sweeny, TX 77480

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

10:00 - 10:45 am (Central time)

First Methodist Church of Sweeny

207 E 1st St, Sweeny, TX 77480

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Interment

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

11:00 - 11:30 am (Central time)

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