Sam Pierce

Sam Pierce
Sam Pierce

Sam Pierce, 79, of Amarillo, died Saturday, November 16, 2019.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 19, 2019 in Trinity Baptist Church.  Burial will be in Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Sam was born on May 13, 1940 in Kalamazoo, Michigan to Edna and Robert Pierce.  He graduated from West Texas State University.  He had worked for Northwest Texas Hospital for 32 years, retiring as the assistant director at the lab.   Sam owned Pierce Tax Service for 30 years.

He loved to play cards, golf, camping, fishing and most of all spending time with family.

Sam married LaDena “Dea” Watson on February 11, 1960 in Canadian, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, R. W. Pierce; a nephew, Robbie Pierce; and niece, Amanda St. John.

He is survived by his wife Dea Pierce, of Amarillo; two sons, Bryan Pierce and wife Graciela of Dallas and Scott Pierce and wife Karyn of Amarillo; a daughter, Chanda Morgan and husband Brent of Amarillo; a sister, Carolyn Sage and husband Gary of Central Lake, Michigan; a brother, Keith Pierce and wife Loretta of Stilwell, Kansas; a sister-in-law, Ruby Roberson of Raymore, Missouri; eight grandchildren, Lindsey, Daniel, Orson, Landon, Victoria, Makayla, Kami, and Cody.

The family will receive friends from 5-6 p.m., Monday, November 18, 2019 at the funeral home.

14 Replies to “Sam Pierce”

  1. I’m so sorry for your loss. Sam was a good good man. He was always so sweet to my Mom. I always told him how much I appreciated that too. I met him when he taught an income tax class that I attended years ago. Excellent teacher! I’ve always enjoyed visiting with him & hearing about his family! I will miss him!

  2. My condolences to the family. Sam was a wonderful man inside and out, extraordinary with numbers, a supervisor, a teacher, a mentor, and most of all a caring friend. He will be missed by all that knew him.

  3. Sam was such a wonderful man and was a great teacher and boss. I got to know him at NWTH Lab as a student. I then had the privilege to work for him at PPL. He loved to teach others and loved to laugh. He will be truly missed. Praying for family and friends at this terrible time.

  4. Have known Sam for 35 starting at NWTH , considered him a family friend , done our entire family taxes that long! Prayers to entire family, sorry I did not know until too late. Prayers! Dea, Chanda and entire family!,
    Debi Swafford Stavenhagen

  5. I’m sorry to hear about the loss of this wonderful man! He was the best supervisor I’ve had the privilege to work thoughts and prayers are with his family…

  6. Dea so sorry to hear about Sam. My prayers for peace and comfort to you and the family during this time.


  7. Sam graduated from West Plains High School in West Plains, MO class of 58. A friend and treasured classmate. We will miss him.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

  8. Dea and Family, we are so very sad to hear of Sam’s passing. We are praying for peace and comfort for you all. Sam was the best Boss and Friend I ever had. RIP d Friend.
    Manuel and Zela Young

  9. So sorry for your loss. Prayers for peace and comfort for the family. We will surely miss Sam!
    Blessings ,
    George and Lunda White

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