Phillip Pierce, 68, longtime owner of P&H Muffler and Supply, died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at his home in Bridgeport.
Service is 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, at Pleasant View Baptist Church in Bridgeport with Gary Demmitt officiating. Burial will follow at Thomas Cemetery under the direction of Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
Pallbearers are Randy Kleam, Travis Provence, Butch Garrett, Gaylord Kennedy, Travis VanHoose, Donnie Burgin, Charlie Deaton and Pat McGraw.
Phillip was born Nov. 16, 1945, in Harlingen to Wallace and Marie Pierce. He attended Bridgeport High School and was a member of the National Guard.
He married Kathy Pemberton June 11, 1966, at Pleasant View Baptist Church.
His hobbies included motorcycles, racing and his grandkids. Phillip was also a founding member and the original “Biker Santa” for the Wise County Toy Run.
Phillip is survived by his wife of 47 years, Kathy Pierce of Bridgeport; sons Richard Pierce and wife, Deidra, and Jeremy Pierce; brothers James Pierce and wife, Karen, and Stewart Pierce and wife, Denise; sister Janette Arthur and husband, Lyman; sister-in-law Betty VanHoose and husband, Travis; mother-in-law Betty Pemberton; and grandchildren Payton Pierce, Chance Pierce and Konner Pierce.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Wallace and Marie Pierce of Bridgeport; father-in-law R.M. “Jiggs” Pemberton of Bridgeport; and brother Ricky Pierce of Munday.