John Wade Pierce entered the gates of heaven on December 5, 2022. He blessed this world on February 22, 1968, at Ft Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas born to Gaylon Wayne Pierce and Patsy Ann Ingram. Working along side his grandfather as a young boy, John became quite a jack of all trades. He was a Mr. Gadget of sorts. He could fix anything and always had the right tool readily available or know how to adapt a tool for any occasion. He was a genuine, humble and an intelligent man. He had a silly side that only a few had the pleasure of seeing. He always preferred to be in the background and run things behind the scenes. He was the “picture taker” of the family capturing all of life’s best moments. He was knowledgeable about so many different subjects, and he never stopped learning. He was a gun enthusiast and was often the go-to guy when his family and friends had questions about them or needed them cleaned. The word quit was not in his vocabulary and his faith that things would work out for the best was unfathomable. He would become a salesperson in the well pump, emergency services and industrial industries. He would also see employment in the emergency services field which would become his passion. In 1999, encouraged by his young son, he joined the Kirby Volunteer Fire Department which forged a path to a career working and volunteering with different organizations both medical and law enforcement emergency services and public service. His journey would yield certifications as an EMT-B, a tactical medic, a security officer, and a personal protection officer that he would utilize with organizations such as KFVD, Camelot VFD, Bexar County SWAT and with Securitas at the Toyota Texas plant. He served as a City of Kirby Councilman from December 2015-November 2020. He also entertained his wife’s animal rescue adventures helping to foster and transport animals where needed. His love for animals was shown at an early age and he never was without a dog or two or hundred. His dog Sniper was always by his side until he had to lay him to rest in 2020. John loved fiercely and would do anything to protect those he loved whether he had seen them recently or it had been months or years. He would want his children to know that he wants nothing but you to be happy and he will always be with you no matter where you are. He loved you and was so proud of each of you. There were so many amazing qualities that he possessed, and his absence will be felt. He was a loving father and devoted husband and had a strong faith in Christ. He is survived by his mother, Patsy Davis, his loving wife Lisa who was by his side for 33 years, his greatest blessings, Amber Dawn Volkmann (Paul), Seth Pierce, Logan Pierce, and Jocelyn Pierce, two grandchildren, his sisters, Cathy Pierce, and Kirra Newman (Justin), his half-brother Travis Wheaton, numerous nieces, and nephews, and countless of other family members and friends who meant the world to him. He will be deeply missed by all who loved him.