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Lloyd Pierce

Obituary of Lloyd Pierce

Lloyd Boyce Pierce (aged 87) was born eighth of nine children in Camp Wood, Texas to Vollie and Nora Mae (Harlan) Pierce on March 13, 1934. He passed away at his home in Portland, Arkansas in the early morning hours of January 24, 2022. He farmed soybeans, rice, and wheat for decades until his retirement, which was really a semi-retirement because he always had a “project” going on. He was an avid hunter and loved spending time at the deer camp. He was a self-proclaimed scholar at the School of Hard Knocks, and boy, did he have the scars to prove it! He loved hosting big gatherings on the Pierce Farm and always invited many friends who just became one of us. There was the annual Easter Egg Hunt (that man loved Easter eggs and said the dyed ones tasted much better than plain) and the Annual Dove Hunt where he would prepare months in advance by growing beautiful fields of sunflowers…many bouquets of those sunflowers were picked and presented to Wanda, his bride of 68 years. Most of the celebrations he hosted included domino games under the trees, bon-fires, lots of music, tours of his famous Bubba Wall, and laughter. Oh, the laughter! He loved a good joke more than just about anybody! You can bet he would retell all the jokes he heard and usually add a little of his larger-than-life personality to make them even funnier. He loved to be surrounded by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who called him Pap. Ear-splitting squeals and laughter could be heard for miles whether they were being pushed on the old rope swing, taking loops around the farm on four-wheelers and golf carts, or zipping down the world’s greatest slip-n-slide…which he designed to end unfortunately in Rye Craft Bayou! Lloyd always looked forward to family reunions (both Pierce and Jones) and enjoyed the tons of food, whether it was a fish fry, bar-b-que, or pot luck; he reminded us every single time that there would be no recipe-swapping in line. Undoubtedly, the highlight of his year was packing up the camper (and all the kids’ years ago) and heading back to the banks of the Nueces River in his hometown of Camp Wood. Everyone was strictly warned not to plan weddings, births, funerals, or anything else during Old Settlers’ Reunion, and he was serious! He loved visiting with all of his Pierce family, taking sightseeing trips in the Hill Country, dancing after the rodeo on floors slick with sawdust, and attending the annual fiddle contest. Mostly, he enjoyed the jam sessions and sing-alongs he organized where dozens of folks would gather in lawn chairs in front of his camper, which was always designated as headquarters. Lloyd is preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Faye Jones Pierce, his daughter, Elaine, and his son, Britt. He is survived by two brothers, Bill (Christa) Pierce of Austin, TX and Carroll Gene (JoAnn) Pierce of Boerne, TX; daughters Nora (Reed) Breedlove of Portland, Cindy (Chris) Sims of McGehee, and Lisa (Jim) Coats of Tontitown. He was loved dearly by his seven grandchildren: Shane (Brooke) Sims of Bentonville, Nicole (Nathan) Madewell of Cookville, Tennessee; Jonathan (Aimee Claire) Breedlove of Portland, JoBeth (Mitch) King of Winona, Mississippi, Andrew Pierce Breedlove of Portland, Heather (Chris) Cannatella of Lake Village, and William Coats of Fayetteville. He is also survived by 10 wonderful great grandchildren: Autumn Mahl and Wren Sims, Lily and Adeline Madewell, Keathley and Mary Harper King, Matthew and Charlotte Cannatella, Greyson and Camille Breedlove. Yes, Lloyd Pierce was loved by just about everyone who knew him. We rest in the hope that comes only from our Lord that we will surely see him again one day. Until then, as Pap would say, “Wake me up early, be good to my dogs, and teach my children to pray.”
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Thursday
27
January

Visitation

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday, January 27, 2022
Bishop King Funeral Home Chapel
1831 Hwy 65 & 82
Lake Village, Arkansas, United States
Thursday
27
January

Funeral Service

2:00 pm
Thursday, January 27, 2022
Bishop King Funeral Home Chapel
1831 Hwy 65 & 82
Lake Village, Arkansas, United States

burial

Jennie Cemetery
Jennie Road
Lake Village, Arkansas, United States