Funeral service set for retired Vernon Lt. firefighter who died in Quanah explosion

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Funeral services are set for the man who died in the explosion and fire in Quanah on Friday.

The explosion claimed the life of a retired Vernon Fire Department Lt. Robert Floyd Pierce who fought fires for more than 30 years. 

The funeral for Pierce will be on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 2 p.m. inside Vernon’s First Baptist Church.
According to his obituary, outside of fighting fires, Pierce was a boy scout leader, coached little league baseball, soccer and basketball.

Pierce is survived by his wife of 47-years, two sons, a daughter, nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. 

The explosion happened at Isnhower Automotive in Quanah on Jan. 18.

The owner Gerald Isnhower and his brother Robert were able to make it out alive with significant burns.
Gerald is still listed in critical condition at the Lubbock Burn Center.

Robert is listed in serious condition.

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