Jerre A. Pierce

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Jerre Ann Cranford Pierce was born in Conroe Texas to William Lafayette Cranford and Emily Blanche Pierce Cranford on August 7, 1939. She went home to be with the Lord and O.B. on December 8, 2017. The youngest of four kids, Jerre grew up and lived all her life in Conroe. She graduated from Conroe High School in 1957 with honors, attended North Texas Women's University in Denton Texas but graduated from Sam Houston State Teachers College, Huntsville Texas in 1961 with a major in Spanish and a minor in Music. Jerre loved music, all music. She was a concert pianist and played many performances in her younger years for various community events. She loved animals, riding horses, and spending time with her family. Life would be changed forever during the SHSTC (SHSU) Homecoming parade in Huntsville in 1960 when Jerre would meet the love of her life. While walking through the college parking lot, a good looking fella in a red and black Ford SunLiner convertible drove up looking for a parking spot and the rest is history. Jerre married O.B. Pierce at her parent's home in Conroe on March 2, 1962. They spent 47 years together until O.B.'s passing in 2009. Jerre worked in the oil patch for many years for Getty Oil Company, Superior Oil Company and finally retiring from Mobil Oil Company in 1985. It was then that their life together got very busy. Jerre became O.B.'s right hand in the cattle business. They spent many days building and fixing fence, tending and feeding cows, hauling hay and much more. She loved every minute of it. Her love for her family and her animals never waivered. Jerre had a spark-plug personality, was loads of fun to spend time with, and left an indelible impression on anyone she met. She was much loved and will be truly missed by many. Jerre was preceded in death by her husband, O.B. Pierce, her parents, sister and brothers, and niece along with beloved aunts and uncles. She is survived by her loving daughter, Sheryl Pierce Holmes, and husband Jim, whom Jerre affectionately called her "Viking Son-in-Law" because of the many fun adventures and Waverly House pattymelts they had together. Jerre is also survived by nieces, and nephews along with extended family Linda and Bill Mason, Kathy and Clyde Messer, Darlene Manning, Mabel Day and Gina Goines. A host of family friends also survive. The family would like to thank the Conroe Health Care Center and Kindred Hospice family for their unending care, support and love. Graveside services will be held at the Center Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Oakhurst, Texas on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 11:00am. Services will be officiated by Chaplain Jack Redfearn. You are invited to leave a written condolence on our website at


Published on from Dec. 18 to Dec. 31, 2017