Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 6:50 AM

Pierce Dutton

Pierce Dutton


Sept. 29, 2003 – Feb. 1, 2024

Pierce Turner, age 20, went home to the Lord on Feb. 1, 2024. Born in San Antonio, Texas on Sept. 29, 2003, he was the son of Kera and David .

Pierce was a student at Texas State University where he studied agricultural engineering. Prior to that, he attended Geneva School of Boerne, where he was well loved by his peers and the school community.

Growing up, Pierce was an amazing friend to many and always loved seeing other people smile. With an enjoyment for all things mechanical and automotive, Pierce especially loved diesel trucks.

He and his brother, Cole, also raised show cattle. In 2022, Pierce exhibited the champion shorthorn junior market steer at the San Antonio Livestock Show. He enjoyed hunting, good music, and spending time with his incredible group of loyal friends.

In the family, Pierce was quite the family manager. With his innate sense of direction when traveling, knowledge of the best places to eat, and ability to efficiently place online orders, Pierce basically ran the household. He even had everyone’s passwords memorized.

Pierce was a young man of few words but of great depth, as he displayed amazing strength despite everything he endured.

To know Pierce was to know a smile that could light up any room. He was kind, gentle, and taught many people to have a greater perspective on life.

We are confident Pierce is now completely healed, standing up tall, and we look forward to seeing him eye to eye one day. Until then, he will be deeply loved and missed.

Pierce is survived by his loving parents, Kera and David ; brother, Cole ; grandparents, Donna “Nonna” Heite, W.C. (Dee) Heite, Mike “Papaw” and Diane “Mamaw”; aunts and uncles, Kurt (Nada) Heite, Wesley, Torrie Smith, Kevin (Ashley) Smith Jr., and Shelby; and cousins, Kassidy Heite, Kenzie Taylor, Samora Withers, Krayton, Kolyn and Brandon .

A celebration of life will be held at 10 a.m. Feb. 10 at Currey Creek Church with Pastor John Free officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Cole , Luke Cloutier, Noah Nilsson, Brady Taha, Judah Diller, and Luke Mixon.

The family would like to thank all the doctors, nurses, and staff who came alongside Pierce on his journey, with special thanks to Dr. Chris Burdick, Dr. Kelly Smith, Dr. Rodney Carry; nurses Andrea, Jordyn, and Zeke; and respiratory therapist, Darnisha.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to Disabled Outdoorsmen at www.disabledoutdoorsmen. om/donate.

Condolences may be sent at Arrangements are entrusted to Grimes Funeral Chapels of Kerrville.