Chad Michael Pierce, 38 of Madill, Oklahoma, passed away Friday, January 4, 2013, at the Texoma Medical Center in Denison, Texas. He was born on February 2, 1974, in Arlington, Texas, to John Michael Pierce and Linda Dell Talley Pierce.
Chad was raised in the Dallas, Texas, area until the age of 6 when he moved to Atlanta, Georgia. At age 8 he moved back to Dallas and in 1985, he moved to Madill where he graduated high school in 1993. While in high school Chad received numerous awards for performance on the trombone. He went to All District and All State competition yearly and received the “John Phillip Sousa’ Award. Chad attended East Central University on a Band Scholarship and received the “Saied Award” as a senior. Chad participated in the marching, jazz and concert bands and graduated with a music performance degree in 2000. While at East Central he was a very active member of the Kappa Kappa Psi Band Fraternity and became a lifetime member after graduation.
Chad worked for the last six years at Winstar Casino in many roles. During his free time he enjoyed playing and listening to music and cheering for his favorite sport’s teams; the Madill Wildcats, ECU Tigers and OU Sooners. He also enjoyed and collected science fiction movies.
He is survived by parents, Mike and Linda Pierce, Madill, Oklahoma; brother, Marcus Pierce and wife, Alexis, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; two nieces, Avery and Whitney Pierce, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; aunts, uncles and cousins.
Chad preceded in death by his grandparents; John and Wanda Pierce and Delia Talley. Visitation will be Monday at Watts Funeral Home, Madill from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Services will be Tuesday, January 8, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the Watts Memorial Chapel, Madill, Oklahoma. John Tidwell, Doug Hansen, Adam Mewhorter and Kent House will officiate the services. Interment will be at the Oaklawn Cemetery, Sulphur, Oklahoma.
Condolences may be sent to wattsfuneralhome.com.
Services will be under the direction of Watts Funeral Home, Madill, Oklahoma