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Jack L. Pierce

March 4, 1917 - November 4, 2009

SPRINGFIELD – Jack L. Pierce, 92, of Springfield died at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009, at Lewis Memorial Christian Village.

He was born March 4, 1917, in Redden, Okla., the son of Lafe and Lucy Hargrave Pierce. He married Helen Prohaska in 1944; she preceded him in death in 1988. He married Delores Hinds in 1989; she preceded him in death in 2000. Also preceding him in death were his parents; and five brothers, Perry, Lonnie, Edgar, Ray and Jim.

Mr. Pierce, a resident of Springfield since 1939, owned Pierce Waste Oil for 30 years.

He was a member of Church of the Little Flower. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps during WWII. Jack was a wonderful, soft-spoken kind man who was greatly loved by his family and friends.

Surviving are his two daughters, Mary Lynn (Joseph) Giacomini of Sherman and Sharon (Mike) Bedolli of Springfield; two sons, Martin Pierce and Michael Pierce, both of Springfield;

several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Thelma Cockrill and Louise Roland, both of Durant, Okla.; a brother, William Clyde Pierce of Muskogee, Okla.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, at Staab Funeral Home with prayers at 4 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 9, 2009, at Church of the Little Flower with Monsignor John Ossola officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Charities.

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