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Dwight Sylvester Pierce

June 19, 1942 — June 1, 2023



Dwight Sylvester Pierce 80 of Lubbock departed this life on Thursday, June 1, 2023. Celebration of Life Service will be held Thursday, June 15, 2023, at 1 p.m. at Greater St. Luke Baptist Church. Interment will follow at the City of Lubbock Cemetery under the direction of Griffin Mortuary. Viewing will be held Wednesday, June 14, 2023, at Griffin Mortuary from 4 to 6 p.m. Dwight Sylvester Pierce was born June 19, 1942 in Portsmouth, Virginia. He was the fifth of six children born to William and Jasmer Eaton Pierce. Dwight attended public schools in Portsmouth, graduating from I.C. Norcom High School in 1960. He enlisted in the United States Air Force the same year. He completed his basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. While serving, he was stationed in Texas, Thailand, Ohio, Panama, Washington D.C., Hawaii and New York. Pierce, as everyone called him, retired from the Air Force in 1983 as a Senior Master Sargeant. He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Commendation Medal, Outstanding Unit Award, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with three bronze service stars, Longevity Service Award Ribbon, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal within his 23 years of service. While stationed at Reese AFB in Lubbock, Dwight met Grace Middleton and they married February 14, 1961. To this union, they had three daughters: Dana, Donnya and Dwanya. Dwight and family moved back to Lubbock in 1983, where he worked for the VA Clinic; as an Administrative Assistant to State Representative Ron D. Givens; for Atlanta Life Insurance; Adams Funeral Home; the Housing Authority and lastly, Durham School Services. He participated as a board member for the City of Lubbock Human Relations, Lubbock Black Chamber, a member of the Juneteenth Picnic Committee, President of The Concerned Citizens and a member for many years of Greater St. Luke Baptist Church. Dwight Pierce was preceded in death by his sister O’Dana in 1949; father William in 1961; mother Jasmer in 1989; brothers Samuel in 2006, William “Buck” in 2010 and recently, his brother Leon Pierce in April 2023. Dwight Pierce will be missed by his sister Delores Pierce Dean, daughter Dana Anderson of Lubbock; daughter and son-in-law Donnya and Rick Reeves of Schertz, TX; daughter and son-in-law Dwanya and AJ James of Amarillo, TX, and ex wife and mother of his three daughters, Grace Middleton Pierce. Grandchildren include: Rechard Reeves, Jalessa Mason, Derrick Reeves, Jamorra Moss and Jalen Pierce. Great grandchildren are: Audrina Reeves, Alesha Nathan, Aniya Thompson, Averi Reeves, Aleayah Mason and Jayla Reeves, and a host of family and friends.

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Thursday, June 15, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Greater Saint Luke Baptist Church

306 E 26th St, Lubbock, TX 79404

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