David Burl Pierce, 88 of Letter Gap, WV departed this earthly life, peacefully on the evening of Sunday, October 28, 2018 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.|
He was born December 7, 1929 in Oxford WV, son of the late Lincoln and Felsie Miller Pierce.
David is a graduate of Harrisville High School, class of 1945 and a United States Army Veteran, having served in England during the Korean Conflict. David retired from Equitable Gas with 29 years experience as a Compressor Station Chief and worked as a mechanic all his life.
In his spare time, David enjoyed gardening, tinkering around the house, caring for his family, and spoiling his grandchildren and
great-grandchildren whenever possible.
On February 5, 1950 he was united in marriage to Claudette Crawford Pierce, who survives at their Letter Gap home.
Surviving are 2 sons, Jimmy Pierce of Letter Gap, and David Pierce and wife Jeanna of Buckhannon, WV; 1 brother, Keith Pierce of West Union, WV; 4 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren.
Also surviving are a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other family and friends.
Along with his parents, David is preceded in death by his
great-grandson, Tyler Maxwell; 2 brothers, Ezra and George Pierce; sister, Enzia Keller; niece, Nellie Pierce; and daughter-in-law, Carolyn Sue Pierce.
A funeral service will be conducted at the Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., 2 Vanhorn Drive, Glenville, WV at 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 2, 2018 with Rev. Kenny Fisher and Rev. Ronzel Roberts officiating. Burial will follow in the Miller Cemetery in Letter Gap. Friends will be received from 6-8 p.m. Thursday Evening at the mortuary in Glenville.
In lieu of flowers the family request memorial contribution be made in David's honor to WV Caring (Hospice) PO Box 323, Burnsville, WV 26335.
Ellyson Mortuary, Inc. is honored to assist the family of David Burl Pierce with arrangements.