He was born in Carter County, Tennessee, a son of the late Henry and Mollie Fritts Pierce. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by seven brothers, Fred, Clarence, R.C., R.H., R.J., Darrell, and Roy; one grandson, Joshua; and four sisters, Margaret “Crickett”, Viola, Oma, Rosetta.
Jerry was of the Baptist faith and had worked for Burlington Mills and City of Johnson City.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Carolyn Pierce; three sons, Ronnie Pierce and wife Gail, Sherrill Pierce, and Carroll Pierce; one daughter, Sonia Kay Estep and husband Wayne; six grandchildren; one step grandson; one great granddaughter; two sisters, Sue and Lorene; and several cousins.
The family will receive friends Friday, November 8, 2019 from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM at Monte Vista Funeral Home. Funeral Service will follow at 2:00 PM with Pastor Gene Fleenor officiating. Committal Service and Interment will follow in Sermon on the Mount at Monte Vista Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Kenneth Chambers, Eric Potter, Ryan Shoun, Dakota Gallimore, David Rosebud, Stacey Bailey, and Kevin Lane.
The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff of Ballad Hospice for all their love and care that was shown to Jerry.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the Pierce family by visiting www.montevistafunerals.com .
Arrangements especially for Mr. Jerry Pierce and his family have been made through Monte Vista Funeral Home & Memorial Park, 1900 E. Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, TN; 423-282-2631.