Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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Paul L. Pierce II

Born: 12/13/1957

Died: 9/11/2004

Maiden Name: n/a

Honorific: n/a

Paul L. Rocky Pierce, 46, passed away September 11, 2004, at his home in Missoula, Montana. He was born on December 13, 1957, at Offutt Air Force Base, Omaha, Nebraska. He grew up in Burbank, California, where he was a star Little League pitcher. It was in California that he learned to surf and it was through this that he developed his love for the ocean.

Rocky was a dreamer who had an adventurous, poetic and passionate spirit that took him all over the country. His dreams and his attraction to the sea took him to Hawaii as well as to the Virgin Islands where he ran a small fishing and sailboat rental company on the bay. He dreamed of someday becoming a proficient diver and boat captain.

Everyone who knew Rocky enjoyed his easy-going nature, generosity of spirit, and sense of humor. A natural comic, he could find humor in almost any situation. In his life, Rocky was also a roofer, handyman, runner, mountain biker, storyteller, musician, and philosopher. Most important to him though, was his beloved son, Jack, whose birth eleven years ago changed Rocky’s life forever. He was so very proud of Jack and loved him more than anything. From the moment Jack took his first breath, Rocky found new purpose and meaning. We will miss Rocky’s accents and the faces he would make. We will miss the pleasure and humor he could find in simple things. Above all else, we will miss his huge heart, which loved so much it hurt. Only someone who loved so much, could suffer so greatly. Solace can be found in knowing that his spirit is free to return to the ocean that he felt such a connection to.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Blackie Chock Jennings; grandmother, Eula; aunts, Paula and Gig; uncles, Sonny, George and Darnell; and cousins, Eric, Donna and David.

Survivors include his son, Jack; mother, Bobi; stepfather, Rusty; sister, Michelle; niece, Sunshine; grand-nephew, David; two aunts, Linda and Penny, and numerous cousins.

Paul L. Pierce II