Bernard C. "Bernie" Pierce Jr.

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GUYTON - Bernard C. Pierce Jr. (Bernie), 88, passed away Feb. 28, 2018, at Hospice Savannah.
He was the son of the late Bernard C. Pierce Sr. and Marie Pierce Dabney; also preceded in death by a brother, Robert F. (Bob) Pierce.
He was born in Sylvania but moved to Savannah at a early age before moving to Effingham County. He retired from Union Camp Corporation (now International Paper) after 32 years of service and served nine years in the Georgia National Guard. He was a member of Bethesda UMC where he served on various committees in the earlier years and was also a Sunday school teacher. He graduated from Savannah High School and Armstrong Jr. College. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and NASCAR. He especially enjoyed the Braves games and UGA games, as well as all football games. He enjoyed raising pigeons and was a former member of a racing club.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Edra Zipperer Pierce; three sons and one daughter-in-law, Duane Pierce, Gary (Teresa) Pierce and Kevin Pierce; two granddaughters, Kristen and Sarah Pierce; one sister-in-law, Eleanor Pierce; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and a longtime friend, Harold O'Neal.
Visitation was Friday at Thomas C. Strickland and Sons Funeral home. Funeral services were Saturday at Bethesda United Methodist Church.
Remembrances may be given to the Bethesda UMC Building Fund, 3608 Midland Road, Guyton, Ga. 31312 or Hospice Savannah, P.O. Box 13190, Savannah, Ga. 31416.
Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Home Effingham Chapel (912)754-6421
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Published in Effingham Herald from Mar. 8 to Mar. 15, 2018