PETER G. PIERCE, III of Oklahoma City died on May 2, 2021. Pete was a consummate gentleman and an inveterate scholar. Navigated by his joie de vivre, insatiable curiosity, and photographic memory, Pete built a life marked by love, service, and success. In his words, and as his family and friends around the world can attest, “he enjoyed a full and satisfying life.”
Pete was a humanitarian, a proud Oklahoman, an impressive wordsmith, a devout classicist and lifelong student of history, an epicurean, a world traveler, and a skilled legal, financial, and teaching talent. An adoptive son of New Orleans, where he “let the good times roll” and lived in a former canning company overlooking Bayou Saint John. He hosted crawfish boils for his students, rode in Carnival as a member of the Krewe of Tucks, and regularly attended the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, particularly favoring its Fais Do-Do stage and cochon-de-lait po-boys. His house account at Galatoire’s was well-worn over the years and he definitely knew where he got his shoes. He lived a righteous life, showed kindness and generosity when it mattered most and left this world a better place. His love of life and its great pleasures will be carried on enthusiastically by all who had the pleasure to know him.
(Obituary by Meredith Cunningham – Full Version)