John Albert Pierce, 86, of Trinity passed away peacefully on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, after a brief illness at Hospice of Carolinas in High Point.

He was born the youngest of eight children on Nov. 26, 1932, to Jesse and Hattie Faw Pierce of Wilkes County.

John is survived by two sons, Gary (Jennifer) Pierce of Delaware, Ohio, and Ronald Pierce of Trinity; two grandchildren of Delaware, Ohio, Brian Pierce and Dana (Aaron) Brown; one great-grandson, Trent Pierce, also of Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Hattie Pierce; his wife of 61 years, Ella (Higgins) Pierce; one sister, Ollie (Stuart) Cantor; six brothers, Glenn, Cecil, Marvin, Ennis, Plato “Gene” and Clayton Pierce.

Per his request, no services will be held.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the N.C. Wildlife Association.

Cremation services are being provided by Advantage Funeral & Cremation, Archdale.

Interment will be at the Pierce Family Plot at Millers Creek, Pleasant Home Church Cemetery.

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