Raymond J. “Ray” Pierson

September 4, 1952 - March 29, 2022

Raymond J. “Ray” Pierson was born on September 4, 1952 to Donald and Mercedes Pierson of Beaumont, Texas. He passed away peacefully at his home in Magnolia on March 29, 2022.

Ray graduated from South Park High School in 1970.  He married the love of his life, Carolyn Porter Pierson on March 21, 1981; they had three children; Nikki, Jeremy, and Patrick. His family lived in Hamshire for several years until being transferred to Conroe, Texas at which time they moved to Magnolia.

Ray along with his brothers formed Pierson Bros. Racing and raced for many years. Beginning in 1970 until the late 1980’s, racing in the 6 cylinder class, wing modified class, and for a short time in the sprint class, in and around Southeast Texas and Louisiana.

Ray retired from ExxonMobil in September, 2009 after thirty-eight years of service. Ray and Carolyn have been members of Vintage Chevrolet Club of America for 26 years; since retirement  Ray and Carolyn have traveled the country with VCCA on tours driving their cars while sightseeing; occasionally  taking with them one of their children or grandchildren.  Ray has always had a love of mechanics and cars from a young age.

Though Ray loved his cars, his greatest joy in life was his family.

Ray is survived by his wife of 41 years, Carolyn; mother, Mercedes Pierson of Beaumont; three children; Nikki Pierson of Beaumont; Jeremy Pierson and wife, Amanda, of Hamshire, Texas; and Patrick Pierson of Beaumont; three grandsons whom he was so proud of, Raylen, Carter, and Maison Pierson, all of Hamshire. Four brothers, Donnie (Linda) Pierson of Zavala, Texas, Alfred (Susan) Pierson of Fannett; Mike (Debbie) Pierson of Hamshire; Phillip Pierson of Beaumont; one sister, Mary (Robert) Ferguson of Beaumont; Mother-in-law, Elaine Porter of Beaumont; two brothers-in-law, Bill (Sparky) Porter of Beaumont, and Keith (LeeAnna) Porter of League City, Texas; and a host of nieces, nephews and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Donald F. Pierson.

A gathering of Mr. Pierson’s family and friends will be 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, April 1, 2022, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. His funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 2, 2022, at Broussard’s, with his interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123.


Download Program

Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • April 1, 2022
  • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Funeral Service

Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • April 2, 2022
  • 2:00 pm


Forest Lawn Memorial Park
  • 4955, Pine St, Beaumont, TX, 77703,

Comments (14)

    Thomas G Smith says:

    May God comfort you at this time of loss. Ray was a wonderful family man as well as a respected friend. I was privileged to know him from South Park High School and the years that followed. Our prayers are with you.

    Tommy and Shirlene Smith

    Susan (Morris) Mallett says:

    Carolyn and Family,
    My sister, Nola, just told me of your loss and I wanted to extend my heartfelt condolences to you, Ray’s children and grandchildren, and to his siblings, nieces and nephews. I met Ray a couple of times through Nola and Henry, but have known Alfred and Phillip for decades. Praying for God’s comfort and peace for all of you. Sincerely, Susan

    GaryFehrmann says:

    On behalf of myself, Linda and the kids, we what to express our deepest condolences on the passing of Ray. We have fond memories of the family bar-b-ques at the Pierson’s and great food and fellowship. We’ll miss his smile, laugh, and great spirit. May God bless you!

    Billy & Chris Heiner & family says:

    Prayers for peace and comfort as you remember and celebrate Ray’s life. Many great memories of friendship and times with the Pierson family as we grew up together. God’s Blessings.

    Nola L. Gaus says:

    Ray, you won the big race and got your checker flag here on Earth. Now to race on the golden streets. Fly high our friend you will be missed. Thanks for the memories. Carolyn, Jeremy, Nikki, & Patrick we are praying for ya’ll.
    Henry and Nola Gaus

    Beverly Robinett says:

    My condolences and prayers to Carolyn and family. Ray and I worked together at ExxonMobil and also retired at the same time. He was truly a great friend to me even after retirement. My heart is heavy…RIP my friend.

    Glen & Eileen Rogers says:

    Carolyn we were so saddened by the new about Ray. We have enjoyed having you and Ray as members of LSRVCCA family. It was always so enjoyable having you guys attend out Christmas parties and share in the Christmas spirit.
    You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

    Glen & Eileen Rogers

    Mike Burks says:

    I was so saddened to hear of Ray’s passing but know a gentleman of his caliber is residing with our Savior.
    I worked with Ray for many years at ExxonMobil in the Conroe oil field and the Houston Metro area. Ray and Carolyn also assisted with the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) fundraisers. My respect is unbounded for a true friend and coworker
    We are praying for Carolyn and the family.

    Franklin Gage says:

    Carolyn & Family – Please accept my deepest condolences. I consider it one of the best things about VCCA for me that we became friends, and I cherish the memories of Ray and hope time will help you heal.


    Rudy Fojtasek says:

    I enjoyed working with Ray in the Conroe,RIP my friend

    Tommy Sliman says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Ray’s passing. My thoughts and prayers to Ray’s family and the rest of the Texas Pierson gang. Many great memories of visiting the farm back in the day. Sorry that I can’t be there. Tommy from Manila, Philippines.

    fred avery says:

    Susie and I are deeply saddened by the Peirson family loss.

    Bill & Sheila Bradford says:

    Dear Carolyn,
    We praise the life of your dear husband, Ray, and remember all the wonderful times we had together over the years. We pray for comfort for you and your family. May God Bless you.
    —-Bill & Sheila

    Patriot Guard Riders-GT says:

    Dear Mike and family,
    On behalf of Patriot Guard Riders-GT we want to extend our deepest sympathies to you and your family in the loss of your brother. Praying for comfort and peace to you and yours.

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