April 10, 1932 ~ December 13, 2020

Born in: Spencer County, IN
Resided in: Owensboro, KY

William Edward Pierce, 88, of Owensboro, passed away on Sunday, December 13, 2020 at his home. He was born on April 10, 1932 in Spencer County, Indiana to the late Lyman Edward and Ruby Carver Pierce. William, an Army/Marines Reserves veteran of the Korean war, retired from Green River Steel where he worked as a chemist. He served as an Elder of the Kingdom Hall, Jehovah’s Witnesses, enjoyed Kentucky basketball, and loved traveling and spending time which his children and grandchildren.

Along with his parents, William was preceded in death by his son, Dennis Pierce.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 62 years, Patty Lou Cooper Pierce; his children Mark (Angie) Pierce and Scott (Tara) Pierce; 7 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

Services for Mr. Pierce will be private.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Pierce. Share your messages of condolence with the family of William Edward Pierce and sign his virtual guestbook by going to www.haleymcginnis.com

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  1. What lovely memories we have of Bill… our trip to Africa, Paris, and London is unforgettable! Traveling together with Bill and Patty has been such fun, can’t wait to travel together again after Bill is resurrected and we are sharing Paradise together!!
    Eric often reflects back when he was just a little kid being trained by Bill at the Kingdom Hall’s literature counter. Bill showed Eric how to be helpful to the friends needing supplies for the ministry. Eric has such fond memories over the years with Bill, and we are grateful for them.
    And my fond memories of Bill, and of course Patty, Dennis, Mark, and Scott start from early days. The Pierce family being such dear friends to my granddad, living just down the road from each other. My sister and I just loved to walk down to visit the Pierce’s, they always treated us with love, spoiled us even! We love you for that! Such sweet memories together.
    So, may the ‘God of all comfort’ tenderly care for you all until the day we hug Bill again. (2 Corinthians 1:3, 4)
    With warm love,
    Eric and Sabrina Hayman

  2. Please accept my condolences.
    May you have peace in the knowledge of all the loving years you have had . Nothing can ever take those memories away.
    Thoughts and prayers to all the family.

  3. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Very soon we will be able to witness John 5:28, 29.

  4. Patty & Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss even though we know the resurrection is close it still hurts. I think back of all the times when I first started going to the Kingdom Hall and assemblies. It was always Bill and Patty together.
    I have such fond memories of both of you.
    May Jehovah bless and comfort you Patty and family until we see Bill again.
    Love Fran & The Arison Family

  5. We were so sorry to learn about Bill’s passing. Please accept our deepest condolences for your family’s loss. May the outpouring of love surrounding you and all your cherished memories bring you comfort and peace until you are reunited once again. You are in our thoughts and prayers. In the days ahead, please know that you are not alone and if you have need of anything at all, we are here for you.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Your neighbors, Cami & Gerry Frey

  6. We are so very sorry for loss of bro pierce. We send our deepest sympathy. He will be dearly missed . Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Have known your family for many years. He was always a loving, kind, caring brother. Love you all very much. If we can be of assistance in any way. Please let us know.
    Michael and kathy jarboe

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