Raymond Delane Pierce, 75, of Cumby passed away on Friday, July 24, 2015, at Baylor Hospital in Dallas.
Raymond was born and raised in Cumby. He was born on February 22, 1940, to Joe and Ollie (Seymore) Pierce. He married Linda (Henson) Pierce on October 1, 1960, in Cumby. He was of the Baptist faith.
Raymond helped organize the Cumby Volunteer Fire Department; served on the school board at Cumby ISD; and, he served on the Cumby Telephone Board. He had been a market manager at Piggly Wiggly in Commerce; owned and operated Raymond Pierce Auto Salvage Yard in Cumby for many years; and, he owned and operated the Cumby Auction. Raymond was an avid bike rider; he loved riding to rallies on his Harley-Davidson.
He was a member of the Hopkins Masonic Lodge No. 180; and he was a member of the Scottish Rite and the Hella Shrine.
Survivors include his wife, Linda (Henson) Pierce; his daughter, Susan Tremor and husband David of Cumby; his son, Devin Pierce and wife Lindsey of Cumby; his grandsons: Jared Tremor and Sonny Pierce both of Cumby; his granddaughter, Katy Collins and husband Patrick of Round Rock; his great-grandchildren: Gavin Tremor and Anastasia Tremor of Cumby; his sisters: Geneva Boggs of Sulphur Springs and Patsy Murray of Canton; and, many nieces, nephews and close friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters: Dorothy Hall, Sybol Stevens, Peggy Millsap and Alaska Nance.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home in Commerce.
Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Howard Strickland officiating.
Pallbearers will be Arlie Bryant, Jimmy Crump, Leon Higginbotham, Freddie Land, James Moore and Randy Walker.
Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Griggs, John Millsap, Billy Morris, Jerry Parker, Mike Petty and Johnny Tarrant.
Burial will follow in Cumby Cemetery.
In lieu of usual remembrances, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Cumby Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 734 Cumby TX. 75433 or Texas Kidney Foundation, 5429 LBJ Freeway. Suite 250. Dallas, TX 75240.