03/19/10 — JAMES R. PIERCE

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Dec. 6, 1935-March 16, 2010

James Robert Pierce, 74, passed away Tuesday at Wayne Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p .m. at Freedom Baptist Church, with the Rev. David Jackson officiating. Interment will be at Wayne Memorial Park.

James was born in Wilson County Dec. 6, 1935, to the late Linwood Earl Pierce and Retha Rebecca Johnson.

He had worked more than 47 years as a truck driver and was self-employed.

He was a member of Freedom Baptist Church.

James is survived by his wife of 54 years, Joyce Daniel Pierce; his sons, Robbie Glenn Pierce and wife, Karen, of West Covina, Calif., and Kevin Ray Pierce and wife, Tamara, of Marshville, Mo.; two brothers, Donnie Earl Pierce of Goldsboro and Jackie Paul Pierce of Wilson; six grandchildren, Stephanie Westbrook, Eric Westbrook, Jessica Hite, Jonathan Pierce, Matthew Pierce and Christina Pierce; and a great-grandchild, Caroline Westbrook.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Freedom Baptist Church, 300 Country Day Road in Goldsboro.

The family will receive friends at the church from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. and at other times at his home, 347 Combs Road in Goldsboro.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.


Published in Obituaries on March 19, 2010 1:48 PM