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Charles R. Pierce, Sr.

June 5, 1940 — January 16, 2022

Oakland, Tennessee

Charles R. Pierce, Sr., age 81, resident of Oakland, Tennessee and husband of the late Carol Diane Gray Pierce, departed this life Sunday morning, January 16, 2022 at St. Francis Hospital in Bartlett, Tennessee.

Charles was born June 5, 1940 in Memphis, Tennessee, the son of the late George H. Pierce and Elsie Lucille Hess Pierce. He was married March 27, 1964 to the former Carol Diane Gray and she preceded him in death on August 6, 2005. He was employed as an insulator for 35 years and was a member of Local #90 in Memphis before his retirement.

Charles was a member of Oakland Church of Christ and everyone who knew him will miss his unique perspective of life. In earlier years, he enjoyed golfing and softball and in later years, enjoyed painting, bass fishing and NASCAR with Jeff Gordon (#24 for DuPont Chevrolet). He had a special love for his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mr. Pierce is survived by his daughter, Nicole Biggs (John) of Lakeland, TN; two sons, Charles R. Pierce, Jr. of Oakland, TN and Kelly Pierce (Amy) of Rossville, TN; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Bill Pierce.

Graveside Services for Mr. Pierce were held at 1 P.M. Thursday, January 20, 2022 at Fayette County Memorial Park Cemetery on Highway 64 with Bro. Mike Hollaway, pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Rossville, officiating.

The family requests that memorials be directed to any breast cancer research fund of the donor’s choice.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Thursday, January 20, 2022

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Peebles West Funeral Chapel at Oakland

10670 U.S. 64, Somerville, TN 38068

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Graveside Service

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Fayette County Memorial Park

10672 U.S. 64, Somerville, TN 38068

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