George W. Pierce

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

George W. Pierce, 84, Straughn, passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2013.

He was born Feb. 23, 1929, to Millard Sherman Pierce and Arrow Minnis York Pierce.

Survivors include wife Carolyn Yager McCoy and her children, Mark (Kathy), Duane (Nola), Diana Stanton (Ed) and Sean; his son Darryl G. (Sharon) and daughter Marilyn Miller; siblings Frank (Robin), Wanda Stevens (Kenny), Dale (Dona) and Cecil (Jan) of Greencastle, Barbara Bustle (Gerald) and Tim (Barb) and Steve (Carman); three granddaughters, Nicole Thomas (Danny), Donelle Carrico (Jeff) and Lillian Dailey Miller; many great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews; and cousin Haskell Blackburn (Joanne).

Mr. Pierce was preceded in death by his parents; wife of 52 years, Dorothy Westover Pierce in June 2002; siblings Sarah Rubena Collins of Richmond, Va., Raymond of Indianapolis, Leland of Richmond and Ron (Mary) of New Castle.

Mr. Pierce was graduated from Straughn High School in 1946. He worked for local farmers, helped pave U.S. 40 and drove trucks before marrying Dorothy Westover on Oct. 11, 1950.

He was drafted into the Army and served in Korea as company clerk. Upon return, he worked briefly for Modernfold Products before moving south of Straughn to help his in-laws on their farm. He remained on the property the rest of his life, enlarging and changing the farm to a modern dairy.

He was a member of Ebenezer Presbyterian Church. He served as deacon and Sunday school teacher. He loved the land and animals, many sports, little children and talking with and caring about people.

He ran into Straughn alumna Carolyn McCoy after in 2005 and they married Aug. 4, 2006. They enjoyed traveling, attending church, and eating out with friends.

Services will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 13 at Ebenezer Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow at Ebenezer Cemetery. Rev. Peter Zinn and Rev. Arthur Whitaker will officiate. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12 at Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin.

Memorial contributions can be made to Gideons, Ebenezer Church, or Ebenezer Cemetery with envelopes available at the funeral home.

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