Willie was born on May 20, 1938 in Little Crab, TN. He was the son of Prentiss and Annie (Stephens) Pierce. Willie attended school at York Institute where he played basketball and football. After school, Willie joined the United States Air Force on October 25th, 1955 and served honorably until October 20, 1959. In December of 1960, Willie married Katherine Dishman and they remained wed until Katherine's death in 1965. During this time, Willie managed a service station for Clark Oil Company in Detroit, where he and Katherine lived. After his wife's death, Willie moved back to Tennessee, where he became a sewing machine mechanic and worked in various factories including co-owning PJ Apparel. Willie was the co-owner of Glades Cash Store in Sunbright for 13 years. He was an avid farmer and enjoyed cutting timber and caring for his cattle. Willie passed away on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 at his home in Morgan County. He chose to be cremated and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. He cared deeply for all his family and friends and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Willie is survived by his:
Daughters, Rita Murphy
Elizabeth Lay and husband Mike
2 Great Grandchildren
Brother, Prentiss Pierce, Jr
A host of beloved family and special friends
Jennings Funeral Homes of Jamestown is in charge of the cremation for Willie Doyle Pierce of Sunbright, TN.