Joe Thomas Pierce
Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2012 2:11 pm
Sept. 14, 1944 – June 15, 2012
Joe Thomas Pierce, 67, of Martin died Friday, June 15, 2012, at his residence.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday at Murphy Funeral Home Chapel in Martin with Rev. Noel Edwards and Michael Alexander officiating. Burial was in East Side Cemetery in Martini.
Billy Gene Wagster, John Mark Walker, Joe Hodges, Mikie Pierce, Jerry Rogers, Scotty Hodges, Bryan Pierce and Joel Edwards served as pallbearers.
Pierce was born Sept. 14, 1944, in Detroit, Mich., son of the late Phillip “Jimmy” Carlos and Hattie Mae Jones Pierce. He attended Martin High School, was retired after 31 years from the Martin Fire Department, was a member of the Dresden Masonic Lodge #90 and a Methodist.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Barbara Hodges Pierce of Martin; two sons, Joe Thomas (Kim) Pierce Jr. and Jimmy (Misty) Pierce, both of Martin; one daughter, Teresa (Michael) Alexander of Martin; one brother, Mike (Jackie) Pierce of Martin; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one sister, Patricia Richardson.
Online tributes may be left at murphyfuneralhome.net.