Joseph Elwood Pierce, Sr

Birth
Malvern, Hot Spring County, Arkansas, USA
Death 7 Feb 2014 (aged 91)
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Body donated to medical science
Memorial ID 125440489 · View Source
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Joseph Elwood Pierce, Sr., 91, of West Memphis went to his heavenly home on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 at the Veteran's Administration Hospital. He was born on July 17, 1922 in Malvern, AR to the late Basil Newton Pierce and Hazel Coe Thompson. He was a retired pressman of thirty years at the Commercial Appeal in Memphis. He was a member of First United Methodist Church. He proudly served as a sergeant in World War II (United States Army). He was a commander of three years of Veterans of Foreign War and established the Honor Guard of the American Legend. He was lovingly known as Papaw by his grandchildren, who he greatly loved.
He is preceded in death by his parents and nine brothers and sisters. He is survived by his wife of sixty-four years, Doris Pierce of West Memphis; his son, Joseph Pierce, Jr. (Betty) of West Memphis; his daughter, Tricia Chrestman (Dale) of West Memphis; two grandchildren, Ashley Chrestman of Little Rock and Amanda Holley (Nick) of Jonesboro; one great-granddaughter, Hayden Holley; his sister, Coleen Cook (Gordon) of Russellville, his brother John Marion Pierce of Russellville; and many loving nieces and nephews.
He donated his body to the Genesis Legacy of Life for the advancement of medical research. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 11 a.m. First United Methodist Church of West Memphis.
Times - Crittenden Co., Arkansas - Friday, February 10, 2014



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  • Created by: wanda
  • Added: 21 Feb 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 125440489
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Elwood Pierce, Sr (17 Jul 1922–7 Feb 2014), Find A Grave Memorial no. 125440489, ; Maintained by wanda (contributor 47041557) Body donated to medical science.