Robert F “Bob” Pierce

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Robert F “Bob” Pierce

  • Birth 21 Apr 1923 Alexandria, Madison County, Indiana, USA
  • Death 12 Jun 2005 Alexandria, Madison County, Indiana, USA
  • Burial Alexandria, Madison County, Indiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 116257103

ROBERT F. "BOB' PIERCE
Age: 82
City: Alexandria, Indiana
Date of Death: Saturday-June 11, 2005
Place of Death: Community Hospital Anderson, Indiana
Illness: Extended illness
Date of Birth: April 21, 1923
Place of Birth: Alexandria, Indiana
Fathers Name: William F. Pierce
Mothers Name: Vida Maddox Pierce
Residence: Has resided in Alexandria all of his lifetime
Biography: Bob was a graduate of Alexandria High School-Class of 1941. He served in the United States Army during World War II in the Philippine Islands. He retired from Guide-Lamp, formerly of Anderson in 1987 after 45 years of employment. Bob was well-known farmer in Monroe Township, having farmed for more than 60 years. He was a member of United Auto Workers-Local 663 and the Madison County Farm Bureau. Bob started attending the Alexandria First United Methodist Church with his mother when he was a boy. He practiced his faith in service to his church by teaching the adult Sunday School Bible class, serving as a trustee, as Chairman of the Board of Administration and Head Usher for several years. He also served on the Renovation Committee and was a Past President of the Methodist Men and sang in the church choir. Bob was dedicated to his church and would do anything that was needed. He joined the Alexandria Masonic Lodge-#235 in 1984 and has held every office in the lodge with exception of Secretary-Treasurer including serving as Chaplain since 1999. He joined the Order of the Eastern Star-#179 in 1985. He was a Past Worthy Patron and was currently serving as Chaplain also. He was a member of Chapter and Council-#99. He will fondly be remembered as an organist and vocalist for numerous lodge functions. Bob had played semi-pro baseball and was known as an outstanding catcher for the Ted's Cowboys team. He was an avid and loyal fan of the Chicago Cubs. He enjoyed tractors and was "a fixer" of all things mechanical. Bob's devotion to his family will always be fondly remembered.
Survivors: WIFE-Blanche (Tiny) Pierce-married August 31, 1946
2 DAUGHTERS- Leah (Dennis) Semon and Claudia Miller all of Alexandria
3 SONS-Marc (Kathy) Pierce, Robert A. Pierce, Chris (Pam) Pierce all of Alexandria
BROTHER-Ed (Bettie) Pierce-Alexandria
9 GRANDCHILDREN-Angie (Troy) Cook, Holly (Brad) Webb, Kelly (Mat)
Blanton, Tiffany Pierce, Michelle Hicks (Friend-Scott Johnson), Stephanie (Adam) Fraley, Jeni (Charlie) Turner, Josh Killion, Tina Harvey
5 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN-Mariah Cook, Peighton Webb, Haley Johnson, Raegan Fraley, Elexis Turner
several nieces and nephews
Preceded in death by: His parents, Brothers-James Pierce, McClellan Pierce, Charles Pierce, Cloyd Pierce, sister-Nehersta Roberts, granddaughter-Megan Hicks
Funeral Service Time and Day: A Service of Celebration and Worship will take place on Thursday-June16, 2005 at 10 AM in the First United Methodist Church, 116 West Broadway, Alexandria
Officiating: Pastor Jerry Thomas
Interment: Will follow in Park View Cemetery in Alexandria with military honors being provided by Elwood VFW-Post 5782
Visitation: Friends may call at the Owens Funeral Home, 412 North Harrison Street in Alexandria from 3 PM to 8 PM on Wednesday or at the church one hour prior to the service on Thursday. The Alexandria Masonic Lodge will conduct memorial services at 7 PM Wednesday in the funeral home. The Alexandria Order of the Eastern Star will conduct a memorial service immediately following the 7 PM Masonic service.


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  • Created by: Lynn Stoops Chapel
  • Added: 29 Aug 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 116257103
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert F “Bob” Pierce (21 Apr 1923–12 Jun 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 116257103, citing Parkview Cemetery, Alexandria, Madison County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Lynn Stoops Chapel (contributor 47411618) .