Sept. 16, 1947 – May 9, 2022
Jim Carol Pierce, 74, and a resident of Franklinton, died May 9, 2022, at his home after a lengthy illness. He was a graduate of Tylertown High School before earning his bachelor’s degree in history from Mississippi State University.
He then honored his country in the U.S. Army by serving two tours during the Vietnam War. Upon returning home, Pierce, alongside his father, was the owner/operator of J.C. Pierce and Son trucking serving the dairy industry in and around Washington Parish. He later began a career as an insurance salesman before retiring.
He was a member of Grace Missionary Baptist Church. He believed in the power of prayer and was a prayer warrior for his family, church and others in need.
At the age of 50, Pierce lost nearly all of his vision. With his wife by his side, together they still attended every activity, sporting event or dance recital of their grandchildren. They attended church services, all family gatherings and community events.
He is survived by wife of 49 years: Vondell Cooper Pierce; two daughters: Kim (Faron) Magee, Kelli (Steven) Goings; grandchildren: Austin (Jessica) Magee, Logan (Danielle) Magee, Addison Goings, Ansley Goings; great-granddaughter: Remy Magee two sisters: Vicky (Gerald) Wall, Lynn (Randal) Bankston.
He was preceded in death by his parents J.C. Pierce and Doris Johnson Pierce, brother Earnie Pierce, sister Kathy Martin, sister and brother in law Gail and Jimmy McMorris, an infant sister Myra Pierce, mother in law Ruth Mae Thomas, brothers in law Eld. Clyde Cooper, Eld. J.W. Graves.
A funeral service at Crain Funeral Home chapel May 12, 2022, with Eld. Ed Penton and Eld. Jesse Johnson officiating, burial in the Acy’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church cemetery. Military honors were provided by American Legion Post 24 in Bogalusa.
Pallbearers were Austin Magee, Logan Magee, Bill Barber, Hershel Creel, Keith Bankston, Matt Stogner.
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Crain Funeral Home in Franklinton was in charge of the arrangements.