Jim "Lillard" Pierce, 86, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at his residence.
Born May 2, 1934 in Newt, Kentucky, he was the son of Corby & Bertha (Vanarsdale) Pierce. He married
Mary E. (Dial) Pierce on January 31, 1953 and she preceded him in death on April 26, 2002.
Survivors include children- Linda Riddle, Garnett (wife Marilyn) Pierce,
Peggy (Steve Bushfield) Pierce, Barry (wife Lucy) Pierce,
Rick (wife Kim) Pierce, Terry (wife Sherri) Pierce, Mark (wife Shelli)
Pierce, Melvin Pierce, Jimmy Pierce, all of Shelbyville; sister- Virginia (Don) Herald
of Louisville, KY, brother- Dillard (wife Cathy) Pierce of Martinsville; 23 grandchildren,
24 great grand children and 4 great great grand children. He was preceded in death
by his wife, parents, 6 sisters, 3 brothers, 1 grand daughter Kelly Renee Pierce and
daughter in law Cindy Latimer Pierce.
Mr. Pierce was a resident of this area for 56 years after moving from Kentucky. Jim
was founder of Pierce tree service, which is still in operation today. He enjoyed
fishing, and playing his harmonica. Jim had a green thumb and was able to grow anything, but most of all
he loved spending time with his family.
Funeral services will be 4:00 pm Saturday, September 19, 2020 at Glenn E. George
& Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Rd, with Rev. Paul South officiating. Burial will be
at Miller Cemetery in Shelby County. Visitation will be observed from 12:00-4:00 pm Saturday, September
19, 2020 at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's/Dementia association in care of
the funeral home.
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