Milton Steve Pierce

Milton Steve Pierce, 92, of Uvalde died on Nov. 4, 2013, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Lonnie Moore officiating. Interment will follow in Uvalde Cemetery. He was born on Jan. 21, 1921, in Barksdale to Nora May Harlan Pierce and Vollie Pierce. He married Goldwyn Elizabeth Russell in Uvalde on June 6, 1942. She preceded him in death on Oct. 4, 2011. He is survived by two daughters, Jean Elizabeth Pierce Batot of Austin and Patti Pierce Johnson and husband, Frank, of Friendswood; three grandchildren, Marcia Willmann and husband, Scott, of New Orleans, La., Holly Spears of Uvalde and Joshua Donald Harrison of Franklinton, La.; eight great-grandchildren, Taylor Spears, Mitchell Spears, Alexandra Spears, Genavieve Spears, Trad Willmann, Jett Willmann, Joshua Donald Harrison II and Rylee Brooke Harrison; three brothers, Retired Lt. Col. Bill Pierce and wife, Christa, of Austin, Lloyd Pierce and wife, Wanda, of Portland, Ark. and Carroll Eugene Pierce and wife, Joann, of Livingston; and numerous nieces and nephews. Along with his wife, he was also preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Alvin, Homer, Ross and Glenn Pierce; and one sister, Ellene Gildart Jelenski. Pallbearers will be Bill Pierce, Lloyd Pierce, Carroll Pierce, Mitchell Spears, Wayne Dougharty and Ronnie Byrd. The family requests memorials be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 841125, Dallas, TX 75284-1125. RUSHING-ESTES-KNOWLES MORTUARY, WWW.REKFUNERALS.COM
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