James Wilson Pierce
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James Wilson Pierce
  • February 13, 1948 - July 4, 2017
  • Smyrna, Tennessee

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James Wilson Pierce, age 69 of Smyrna, Tennessee, passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at his residence.
He was born in Crowville, Louisiana, the son of the late Vinous and Mary Pierce. He worked as a drive for Fed Ex for 15 years. He served in the Air Force and spent 20 years in the Air National Guard. James was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, George Pierce, and sisters, Johnie V. Wiley, Jeanette Lesley, and Dianne McMurry.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra Pierce; son, Jason Ray Pierce; daughters, Terresa Renee Jones and her husband, Daniel, and Danyel Lynn McCoy; seven grandchildren, Chelsey Andrews, Taylor Pierce, Joshua Ogelvie, Mary Ogelvie, Olivia Lewis, Kensley Haynes, and Emily Haynes; great-grandchildren, Jonah Centers, Sophia Ogelvie, and Addilyn Andrews; sisters, Margerite Bond and Dorothy Nell Wiggins, and a host of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Thursday, July 6, 2017 at Hermitage Funeral Home from 2:00 pm until 6:00 pm.
The Celebration of Life Service will be on Friday, July 7, 2017 at Hermitage Funeral Home at 2:00 pm.
Serving as pallbearers are Jason Pierce, Peter Lewis, Daniel Jones, Tony Mathis, Joshua Ogelvie, and Tanner Andrews.
Interment and military honors will follow at Hermitage Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements under the direction of Hermitage Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens, Old Hickory, Tennessee.