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Published: January 6, 2021


William Paul Pierce, Sr. passed away at Maury Regional Hospital in Columbia on Wednesday, January 6, 2021.  He was born in Pulaski on May 26, 1959 and was 61 years old.

He was a loving father, grandfather, and friend. He was a member of Ethridge Church of Christ and worked at Fafnir. He was a coach and player of many sports. He was well known as “Peter Paul”. He was an avid sports fan and an enthusiastic peddler. He enjoyed spending his time with his family and friends.

A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations are asked to go to Ethridge Elementary School Library, 33 Main St, Ethridge, TN 38456  or to A Kids Place, 614 W Point Rd, Lawrenceburg, TN 38464 .

He was preceded in death by his father, James Paul Pierce and mother and step-father, Jack and Ruth Sisk Barnett.

He is survived by his

Daughter, Paula (Robert) Gentry of Leoma, TN.

Son, Will Pierce of Pulaski, TN

Son, Sam (Erika) Pierce of Lawrenceburg, TN

Surrogate sons, John (Nicole) Black and SSG Robert (Cassandra) Black of Pulaski

Step-children, Susan (Max) Silverman of Columbia, and David (Hannah) Lee of Franklin.

Grandchildren, Drake Elizabeth and Maycie Gentry, and Liberty and Lilly Pierce.

Sister-in-Law, Heather Robey of Lawrenceburg.

Brothers, Jeff Barnett of Huntsville, AL

                John (Ellen) Barnett of Bodenham, TN

                Jay (Helen) Barnett of Minor Hill, TN

Several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive.

Bennett-May & Pierce Funeral Home and Crematory in charge of arrangements for William Paul Pierce, SR.