A Life Lived; Dallas Pierce had a reputation for helping those in need

Published 10:30 am Tuesday, October 18, 2022

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Some people are known by the positions they hold in life, by their job titles, and often, by who they are. Dallas Pierce was known for helping those in need. According to his daughter, Lisa, Dallas was a jack-of-all-trades, and could do just about anything. “He could fix lawnmowers, water heaters, and do just about anything you asked him to try,” said Lisa.
He was a hardworking man and especially enjoyed helping people in his church at Caldwell Springs Baptist and in his Stoney Creek community. Dallas was one of nine children. His family settled in the Stoney Creek community when the building of the Watauga Dam forced them to move elsewhere.
He and his wife, Carolyn, had been married 55 years when he died Oct. 11. They were the parents of a daughter, Lisa, and a son, Gary, and had two grandchildren.
Dallas retired from Mapes Piano String, where he enjoyed a long employment. Prior to that, he had worked a brief time at North American Rayon.
In years past, Dallas had served as a deacon at Caldwell Springs Baptist Church. “He had a deep faith and loved his church family. He seldom missed church,” said Lisa. He loved people and being around them.”
In addition to his church family, Dallas was very close to his brothers and sisters as often big families are. Lisa shared that he enjoyed spending time with them.
Dallas wasn’t one for hobbies; however, he did enjoy old cars, and going downtown to the car shows occasionally on a Saturday evening. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. According to his family, his favorite fishing holes included the Watauga River and Stoney Creek.
For the most part, Dallas enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandsons, Evan and Andrew.
On the side, he did a little gardening. “He didn’t do much, but he did raise some tomatoes,” said Lisa.
He wasn’t a fancy eater. Soup beans and cornbread were at the top of his list when choosing something to eat, but he wasn’t choosy. “He would eat about anything,” his daughter shared.
His co-workers at Mapes will tell you that Dallas was a hard worker, a good man, and a good friend who was there for you if you needed someone.
Dallas was proof that you don’t have to be rich or have fame to be well-liked or remembered. You just need to be there for your fellowman and be a good neighbor, and that he was. So many of his former co-workers shared how encouraging he was. They valued his friendship and kindness.
Dallas was laid to rest in the Caldwell Springs Cemetery, close to home. He will not soon be forgotten by those who knew him and called him “friend.”

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