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Doyle Wayne Pierce

February 11, 1931 — October 18, 2023


Doyle Wayne Pierce, a devoted family man, exceptional welder, and long-time employee of National Gypsum, passed away on October 18, 2023. He was known for his kind nature and unwavering faith in God. Doyle will be fondly remembered for his love for his family, his passion for welding, and the memories he created with those he held dear.

Born on February 11, 1931, in Boatman, Oklahoma, Doyle grew up in a loving household with his parents Aron and Annie (Turner) Pierce. He shared his formative years with his sisters Hazel Gwartney and Rachel Jones, as well as his brothers Alvin (Son), Russel, Bob, and Delbert Pierce.

Doyle's career at National Gypsum spanned an impressive 40 years. As an excellent welder, he utilized his skills to create countless remarkable pieces. His craftsmanship and attention to detail were truly unmatched. Doyle took great pride in his work and left behind a legacy that will be cherished by those familiar with his skillful artistry.

Outside of work, Doyle had a multitude of hobbies that brought him joy. He found solace in raising Beagles and treasured the memorable hunting trips he shared with his sons and grandkids. Family always came first for Doyle, evident in the precious moments spent together with loved ones. From going to Mountain View, Arkansas for family reunions and embarking on camping trips to Colorado, Doyle cherished every moment spent creating lifelong memories.

One particular memory that brought a smile to Doyle's face was when he would give Adam, Shane, and Jeremy chewing tobacco. It was a small gesture that formed a special bond between him and his beloved grandchildren. Another fond memory was going to Golden Corral for sweet tea whenever he had doctor appointments in Tulsa. And who could forget the time spent at Tontitown indulging in mouthwatering steaks at the Venesian Inn. Doyle loved life's simple pleasures and found happiness in the company of his loved ones.

Described as a loving dad and pa, Doyle's affection knew no bounds. He was a pillar of support for his children and grandchildren, always ready to lend an ear or offer words of wisdom. His gentle and nurturing demeanor touched the hearts of all who knew him. With his caring nature, he cultivated an environment filled with love and respect.

In addition to spending time with his family, Doyle held a deep devotion to his faith. Active in Lighthouse Assembly of God, he found solace in the fellowship and spiritual guidance provided by his church community. His strong connection to God was evident in the way he led his life with kindness, compassion, and unwavering faith.

Doyle enjoyed taking leisurely rides on his 4-wheeler, finding joy in exploring the great outdoors. He had a great appreciation for Bluegrass music and could often be found tapping his feet to its soothing melodies. Among his other interests was cattle farming, as he took pride in raising them with care and dedication.

Survived by his loving wife Carla at their home, Doyle leaves behind a legacy that will continue through generations. He is also survived by his sons Rick and wife Mary Pierce of Locust Grove, OK, Hershal and wife Kelly Pierce of Pryor, OK, Leon Graham of Pryor, OK, daughter Debbie and Ronnie Moore of Salina, OK; numerous grandkids and a ton of great grandkids; and numerous nieces and nephews. Their lives were greatly enriched by Doyle's unconditional love and guidance.

Doyle Wayne Pierce's contributions to his profession, his dedication to his family, and his unwavering faith will forever be etched in the hearts of all who knew him. He was a remarkable man who lived a life filled with love and purpose. May he rest in eternal peace as we hold dear the memories we shared with him. 

A funeral service for Doyle will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, October 23, 2023, at the Lighthouse Assembly of God in Locust Grove with Reverend Dale Lemmons and Reverend Rob Pierce officiating. Burial will follow at the Bryan Chapel Cemetery in Boatman with Mike Pierce, Josh Pierce, Shane Almendarez, Jeremy Almendarez, Adam Almendarez, and Nathan Pierce serving as casket bearers. Honorary casket bearers include Don Stacy, Larry Kirby, and Josh Kirby. A visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., Sunday, October 22, 2023, at Shipman’s Funeral Home in Pryor. To leave his family a personal message, please visit his guestbook at Arrangements are under the direction of Shipman’s Funeral & Cremation Service of Pryor.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Sunday, October 22, 2023

3:00 - 5:00 pm (Central time)

Shipman's Funeral & Cremation Center

1204 N. E. 1st St., Pryor, OK 74362

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Funeral Service

Monday, October 23, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Rev. Dale Lemmons and Rev. Rob Pierce officiating

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Monday, October 23, 2023

3:45 - 4:45 pm (Central time)

Bryan Chapel Cemetery

E0523 Rd, Pryor, OK 74361

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