James L. Pierce passed away at the age of 94 on Friday, February 14, 2014, in the family home. He served in the US Navy during World War II. He started Pierce Sheet Metal in 1953, and retired in 1982. He enjoyed clam digging, cutting wood, picking wild blackberries, hunting, fishing, cards, bottle digging and being an avid sports fan. He will be remembered for being the man in the blue truck with bib overalls.
He is survived by his wife, Rosalie (Rose) of 59 years; his children, Patsy (Roy) Mathiesen, Richard (Ruth Ann) Pierce, Robert (Maggie) Pierce, Barbara Jackson, Walt (Vicky) Pullar, Betty (Jack) Weill; numerous grandchildren; and great grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents; all brothers; sisters; and son, LeRoy Pullar.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Montesano Volunteer Fire Department. A private family graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, February 22, 2014, at Wynoochee Cemetery. A celebration of life will be held for family and friends at 1 p.m., at the 40 et 8, 2313 Simpson Ave., in Aberdeen.