Gerald Eugene Pierce Jr.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Gerald Eugene "Stir Crazy" Pierce Jr., 58, of Brazil, passed away on April 12, 2013, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, with his family by his side.

Gene was born Oct. 20, 1954, the son of the late Gerald Pierce Sr. and Alice (Armstrong-Girton) Pierce Buchholz, and was the stepson of Jerry R. Buchholz I.

Gene married the love of his life, Debra Jean Newman, on Feb. 21, 1987.

Gene was an owner/operator truck driver for more than 30 years. He was most recently contracted by Hobby Trucking.

In his free time he enjoyed mushroom hunting, squirrel hunting, working on his truck, watching the semis go by, hanging out with his fellow truckers, playing on his backhoe and dump truck, and fishing. But most of all he enjoyed spending time with his heart and joy, his grandkids.

Gene was preceded in death by his parents, Gerald Eugene Pierce Sr. and Alice Buchholz; stepfather Jerry R Buchholz I; sister Debbie Lynn Pierce and brother Darrell Pierce.

Gene is survived by his wife, Debra Jean Pierce; daughter Vicky Dickerson and husband Tony of Ladoga; sons Kristopher Archer, Bradley Archer, Jeremiah Archer and Markus Archer, all of Brazil; grandchildren Kelsey Stanton, Jasmine, Michael, Savannah, Christina, Tyler and Rilya Archer; sister Brenda Sherber and husband Jimmy; brothers Kenneth Pierce, Clarence Pierce and wife Lorie, Jerry R. Buchholz II and Rachel; nieces and nephews Troy and Brandon Pierce, Justice and Lincoln Buchholz, Dalton and Dayna Buchholz, Marie and Mark Griffith, Kenny Wayne and Brandy Pierce as well as several other nieces, nephews, friends and extended family.

The family has entrusted French Funeral Home, Brazil, with the care of Gene, with cremation to follow.

A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date.

Visit to light a candle in his remembrance.