Roy Pierce, 72, of Patoka,
passed away on Friday, Oct. 21, 2011 at his residence.
He was born May 7, 1939, in Owensboro, Ky., to Jesse and Irene (Lankford) Pierce. He was a
custodian at the former Franklin
elementary school for GibsonCounty for 15 years, retiring in 1991.
On Jan. 10, 1963, in Owensboro, Ky, he married Lela Lawson, who survives.
Roy was an avid fisherman who dearly loved his family,
and woodcarving as well as playing darts with his wife.He was a member of the Princeton Holiness
Tabernacle of Princeton.
He is survived by his wife,
Lela Pierce of Patoka; son, Roy David (Stacy) Pierce of Petersburg; daughters,
Paula K. (Tom) Kennedy of Oline N.C., Martha Sue
(Kevin) of Princeton, Elizabeth (Tim) Wiford of
Anderson, Anna (Chris) Besselman of Warsaw, Ky., and
Mary (Doug) Derscheid of Evart, Mich.
Other survivors include
brothers, Armet (Sharon) Pierce of Clearwater, Fla., Robert Pierce of Key West, Fla., Bryon (Doris) Pierce of
Owensboro, Ky., and sisters, Edna Donze of Charlotte, Mich., and Ruth Pierce of Mississippi; 28 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by
his parents and brother, Jesse William.
Funeral services will be at on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011 with Pastor Larry Meadows officiating, at Doyle
Funeral Home located at 520 S. Main St., Princeton, IN47670.
Internment will take place in
HamlineChapelCemetery located in MonroeCity.
Visitation will be on Monday, Oct. 24,
2011 from 4 until