Bio: Lee Pierce was born in 1875 in Central Texas. He was a cowboy, deputy sheriff, blacksmith, and finally a peanut farmer. He spent his whole life in Texas and was proud of that fact. He married a German immigrant in 1905 and they raised six kids together. Lee never had much but he never complained. He would sit out on the porch, smoke Prince Albert tobacco in his briar pipe and tell stories about his life.
I was two years old when I first met him. When I was six, I begged him to let me smoke his pipe. He filled it full of tobacco, lit it and handed it to me. That was the nastiest thing I ever put into my mouth. He made me smoke the entire pipe full of Prince Albert. I was sick all night. He is the reason I have never smoked again. I owe him a debt of gratitude for what he did. He taught me a lot of things. He was my Great-Grandfather. I chose the pen name of Lee Pierce to honor him.