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Robert Jason Pierce

November 29, 1977 - November 16, 2018

Mass of Christian Burial: 11 a.m. Monday, November 26, 2018 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 6150 Pershing Avenue, Fort Worth.  Interment will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park.   Rosary and vigil will be held on Sunday, November 25, 2018 from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. at Thompson’s Harveson and Cole Funeral Home.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, should friends desire, memorials may be given to Holy Family Catholic School, Child Study Center of Fort Worth, or Lake Pointe Academy of Granbury.

 

R. Jason Pierce, 40, died on Friday, November 16, 2018 with family and friends at his side.

Jason was born on November 29, 1977 in Longview, where he was raised by his beloved uncle and aunt, Joseph and Gloria Pierce Pipak, and grew up with many cousins whom he loved like brothers and sisters.

Jason attended high school at Subiaco Academy in Arkansas, an experience he always cherished. Jason earned a B.A. in English from the University of Dallas in 2000. While at UD, Jason played on the rugby team, served as editor of the campus newspaper, made many lifelong friends, and met his future wife, Melody Trapp. Jason later earned a law degree from Texas Tech University in 2008, and since 2013 practiced business transactional law at Whitaker Chalk Swindle & Schwartz PLLC in Fort Worth.

Jason and Melody married in 2003. In 2007, they welcomed their son Jude, to be joined by daughter Helena in 2009. Jason was a devoted family man for whom nothing was as meaningful as being Melody’s best friend and Jude and Helena’s loving and supportive father.

The Pierces are longtime parishioners of Holy Family Catholic Church, where Jason was active in children’s ministry. An advocate for Catholic education, Jason also volunteered countless hours in support of Holy Family Catholic School, where he liked to include Jude in service projects.

Jason strove to live his life as an example for others and to spend each day with purpose. Jason is remembered adoringly by friends and family in exactly that way–bright, caring, funny, humble, just, courageous, generous, and faithful, a Christian man who lived a life worthy of emulation.

Jason was preceded in death by his mother, Susan Pierce, and cousin, David Pipak.

He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Melody, and their children, Jude and Helena; uncle and aunt, Joseph and Gloria Pipak; Uncle Richard Pierce; and cousins, Joe Pipak (Lisa), Liz Dukes, May Pipak, Steve Pipak (Stacey), Daniel Pipak (Lynne), Julie Pipak, and their children. He also leaves behind many other loving cousins and extended family.