Carlos W. “Carl” Pierce, 66, died at his home in Burnet on Feb. 3, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. He was born Aug. 20, 1946, in Denver, Colo., to Ernest and Marie (Stanford) Pierce.
Carl graduated from Lakewood High School in Lakewood, Colo., and attended East Texas State University and San Diego State University, where he studied accounting. He entered the Army Reserves in 1969 and served through 1974 in Colorado and Texas.
He married Kathryn “Kay” Convery in 1970, and they had two sons: Patrick and Gregory. In 1975, Carl and Kay opened a motorcycle dealership in Lake Jackson, Texas, that they owned for more than 20 years before retiring to Austin and then Sugar Land.
In 2001, Carl and Kay bought a ranch and moved to Burnet, where they enjoyed living in the Hill Country. Carl worked at Inks Lake State Park and loved to played golf whenever he could. He was always ready to help friends, neighbors and strangers alike. He always saw the good in people and felt everyone had something to offer.
He was a great friend to everyone he met, and no one ever stayed a stranger around him.
Carl is survived by his wife, Kay; sons, Patrick of Austin and Gregory and wife Theresa of Grapevine; grandchildren, Ethan, Ella, Madeline and Connor; brother, Carlton and wife Barbara; sisters, Jan and Debbie and their spouses; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
A visitation and wake was Feb. 7 at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home, 306 Texas 29 East in Burnet, (512) 756-2222.
Memorials in memory of Carl may be made to your favorite charity or organization.
Condolences may be offered at www.clementswilcoxburnet.com.