Services will be held at Harvest Fellowship, 2307 W Main, Artesia, on August 14th, 2017 at 2:00p.m. for Richard Wayne Pierce of Artesia, New Mexico.
Mr. Pierce, 69, returned to be with his Lord on August 9th, 2017 surrounded by his family and caregiver Pricilla Munoz.
Ronnie Williams will officiate at the services with cremation to follow. Pallbearers will be Jim Riggs, Manuel Delgado, Ronnie Wilbanks, Bill Carpenter, Laramie Rollins, Gunnar Shearman, Phillip Baumgardner, Wimp Fine, Derrick Edwards, Rodney Standard, Kevin Wilson, and Lupe Armandez.
Visitation will be at Terpening & Son Mortuary Sunday from 2:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Richard was born to Richard and Faye Pierce on March 14th,1948 in Kermit TX. He moved to Artesia during his freshman year of high school and later graduated from AHS in 1967. He worked for Bristow Pump Company before starting a backhoe business, R&R Backhoe Services, with Ronnie Wilbanks, after which, he worked for L&E Services as a backhoe operator. Richard's life passion for operating a backhoe would later change to owning/operating a homemade soda wagon wherein he garnered the nickname "Soda Man".
Richard was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Janie Urban, and brother Arthur Ray Mosley.
He is survived by his two daughters Tammy Neel and husband John of Artesia and Debbie Pierce and companion Cully Hawkins of Artesia;, their mother Vickie Sherrell and husband Billy of Artesia; grandchildren Dalaci Baumgardner and husband Phillip, Laramie Rollins and wife Marie, T'Naya Edwards and husband Derrick, Brianna Neel, Gunnar Shearman, Shelby Shearman, Jarad Neel and wife Hailey, and Scott Neel; seven great-grandchildren; siblings Melvin Mosley, Lonnie Pierce, Vanda Lockhart, Delores Mansell, Shirley Simons, Wilma Brannan, and Frankie Priest.
Donations can be given to Lakeview Christian Hospice in Honor of Richard Pierce.
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Sincerely, Linda & Jim
Jim and Linda BarnettArtesia, NM
To The Family of Richard ~ We are so sorry for your loss. Richard was such a nice guy, and was he ever a warrior! Our prayers, thoughts and love are with you all ~ Ronny and Denise Tice
Denise Tidwell TiceArtesia, NM
Richard, Rest In Peace.
Claude MauldinArtesia, NM
So sorry for your loss prayers for all the family
Shirley I was so sorry to hear of your loss of your brother. I know how dear he was to you. Know I am praying for you and entire Richard Wayne Pierce family.
NadineLas Cruces, NM
We have fond memories of our high school days knowing Richard. He was always a pleasure to be around and he will be missed.
Find peace in knowing that his eyes have seen God🌈.
Jim and Janel Runyan
Jim and Janel Runyan, TX
So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with the family during this difficult time.
Lean on the Lord and he will see you through.
Roger & Ramona KilpatrickArtesia, NM
Prayers of strength to the family.
Bobbie Jo ChavezLubbock,
Sending my condolences and love to all! Your daddy and your family mean the world to me! Prayers for peace and comfort!
Cynthia FinePortales, NM
Sending my love and prayers for you to gain comfort in knowing he is with our savior. God bless all
Donna KitzmillerSpringfield, CO
So sorry for your loss. He was a sweet man! Prayers for you all!
Richard and SilviaArtesia, NM
Such a good man. You will be missed my Ole' bowling buddy!!! RIP on that BIG BACKHOE in the sky...
Nicholas HughesArtesia, NM
Praying for all of you. God Bless
Debbie & Tammi I don't have words.. Just prayers for you & your families!
With deep sympathy
LILLI SMARTArtesia, NM
Tammy and family, our sincerest condolences to you all.
Noreen and John TeelLake Arthur, NM
Richard was a dandy and a friend please accept my condolences may he rest in peace
Blaine PaulMaljamar, NM
Rest In Peace my friend.
Johnny GatesBoise, ID
Tammy and Debbie and family, We want to tell you how sorry we are about your loss! Richard was a great guy! Heaven just gets sweeter and sweeter as we say so long to those we love! May God comfort you all!
Saundi and Bruce LanierAmarillo, TX
I am so sorry for the loss of Richard. He was a great guy who will be missed a lot. My prayers are for God to take you within His rainbow and comfort you in a way that only He can.
Donna GrayMidland, TX
Thinking of you at this tiime and remembering all of the wonderful times at Hermosa Drive Church. You are all in my prayers. Patty
Patty FullerArtesia, NM