July 13, 1917 - October 16, 2019
Flora Belle Metcalf Pierce (1917 – 2019)
Flora Belle Metcalf Pierce, of Dallas, Texas, died October 16, 2019 in Kerrville, Texas. She was born July 13, 1917 near Enid, Oklahoma, the daughter of Woodard D. and Katie McSwain Metcalf. Her early years were spent on a farm with her family of six siblings. The family moved to Pond Creek, OK in 1925 and then Purcell, OK, five years later, operating movie theater businesses where she worked as a teller in the ticket booth.
A graduate of Purcell High School and the University of Oklahoma, Flo married Edward Jarvis Pierce on July 31, 1938 and they were married for 69 years. Three sons, Edward Metcalf Pierce, Albert Sidney Pierce, and David Jarvis Pierce were born to this union.
Flo spent many years in education before the couple settled in Dallas, Texas in 1971, where she continued substitute teaching, specializing in Special Education. In their retirement years, the couple enjoyed traveling and were active members of the Spring Valley United Methodist Church.
Lively and athletic, Flo excelled throughout her life in sports, from playing on her high school basketball team to participating in Tennis tournaments into her senior years, winning several metals. She was a member of the Dallas Tennis League and competed in the U. S. National Senior Olympics in Tennis in 1991. She was also an avid sports fan.
Flo enjoyed the company of others, and entertaining, loved to bake, and was active in the local chapter of the Home Economics Home Community.
She will be fondly remembered for her positive attitude and her strong will and spirit by many old and new friends, family and extended family.
Preceding Flora in death was Edward J. Pierce, husband; Edward S. Pierce, son, and his wife Jan Pierce; David Pierce, son; and Carol Pierce, daughter-in-law, wife of Albert Pierce.
Flora is survived by her son Albert Pierce, Genevieve Pierce, granddaughter, her husband Christian Kyle and their daughter, Poppy Kyle; Travis Pierce, grandson and his fiancée Kelly Barker; Edie Webber, granddaughter, and her husband Brian Webber, and their sons, Hudson and his wife Maggie, and their children Beau and Lucy; Matthew and his wife Trasa; and Cody and his wife Shelena; Chad Pierce, grandson, and his wife Lori and their daughters Madison and Rylee; Derek Pierce, grandson, and his wife Cayce and their son Daniel; Adrianne Pierce, granddaughter, and her daughter Violet Nassri; and Adam Pierce, grandson. She is also survived by her sister, Thelma Dawson and many nieces and nephews.
Interment at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery and informal memorial celebration of life at Spring Valley United Methodist Church held on October 24, 2019, 12pm, 7700 Spring Valley, Rd, Dallas, TX 75254.
Memorials may be made to Spring Valley UMC or the American Heart Association.
Arrangements under the direction of:
Aria Cremation Service and Funeral Home
1820 N. Belt Line Road
Irving, Texas 75061