Services celebrating Guthrie resident, Ronald “Ron” Gale Pierce’s life have been postponed . More details will be announced at a later date. Brown’s Funeral Service of Coalgate is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Pierce was born November 7, 1942 to Lavern Edmond and Dorothy June (McCurry) Pierce in Clarita, OK and passed away March 7, 2020 in Oklahoma City at the age of 77 years and 4 months. He attended and graduated from Olney High School in 1960 and married Lori D. (Faust) Pierce in 1966 in Oklahoma City and settled there to be close to his family. Ronald was a gifted iron-worker, known for his ability to manage complex commercial construction projects including the 85-story Allied Bank Plaza in downtown Houston, renovation of the George Washington Bridge in New York City and 13-acre Weyehauser Plant in West Virginia. Ron’s ability to work with architects, engineers, and general contractors to ensure the structural stability of bridges, office buildings, and other large-scale projects made him a sought after expert in his industry. Ron’s domestic projects included engagements in most states across the U. S. and his career spanned international job sites in China, Egypt, West Africa, Bahamas, El Salvador and Belize. No project was too far or complex to pique Ron’s interest in being part of the team and he partnered with his brother, Harvey also a gifted iron-worker, as often as possible. Ron was raised in the Clarita Methodist Church. He enjoyed spending time on his farm with Lori, and his family and creating things in his shop. Ron loved food and took ev ery opportunity to explore his creative side in the kitchen. He enjoyed cooking at home with his wife and was famous for his delicious cabbage rolls and mouth-watering smoked ribs. Ron had a special fondness for time with his sister, Flo, and especially loved collaborating with her on coconut cream pie. His affinity for animals was evident in the love he had for his dogs, Cooper, Rocky, and CeeCee. He also enjoyed NASCAR, watching OU football, and helping friends and neighbors. Ron’s greatest source of pride and happiness came from time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Lori D. Pierce of Guthrie; daughter, Ronah Jungerman and husband Donald of Dallas, TX; step-daughters Brook Pintens of Piedmont, OK and Jennifer Shook of Guthrie, OK; siblings, Flo (Gladys) Crutchfield and husband, Ed of Norman, OK, Harvey Pierce of Oklahoma City, Linda Kimbrough and husband Ken of Norman; grandchildren, Mira Jungerman, Grant Jungerman, both of Dallas, TX, Cameron Whytal and Aubrey Shook of Guthrie, OK; along with other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Laurice (Pinky) Looney, Deloris (Dee) Wafford; and brother, Raymond Pierce.
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