Obituary of Weslie J. Pierce
Weslie J. Pierce, 94, of Belleville, IL, born Friday, October 26, 1928, in Doniphan, MO, passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2023, at his residence in Belleville, IL.
Weslie was a Production Foreman for Monsanto Chemical Company for 35 years and a 15-year manager of Monsanto Employees Credit Union. He was a member of Westview Baptist Church in Swansea IL, St. Clair Lodge #24 AF & AM, and was a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving during the Korean War era.
Weslie left a legacy of love by being a great husband, (married to his wife, Georgia, for 73 years), father, father-in-law, and grandfather. He was always there when his family needed him, no matter the situation. Whether it was to help with fixing something around the house, a car, or helping someone move. He was always willing to help his family, friends, or neighbors. Sometimes he was ornery, but he was the most loyal, hardest working man you would ever know, with the biggest heart.
Weslie was an avid fisherman and loved fishing on Current River. He enjoyed taking anyone who wanted, to fish with him. He enjoyed quality time with his family hosting fish frys at their farmhouse or home, playing Dominoes every week with his family, and watching Cardinals games with his wife and family. Weslie loved taking care of his family. He was a Christian and prayed for his family and friends every night.
Weslie was preceded in death by his wife, Georgia H., nee Harman, Pierce; grandson, Daniel Pierce; parents, Johnny and Zelpha, nee Largent, Pierce; brothers, Almus Pierce, A. B. Pierce, and Leslie Pierce; sisters, Beulah Reeves, Edna Young, and Marcella Ator.
Surviving are his children, Michael W. (Patricia) Pierce of O'Fallon, IL, Gregory Pierce of Kansas City, MO, and Pamela (Charles) Roney of Belleville, IL; sister-in-law, Judy Braschler of Doniphan, MO; grandchildren, Benjamin (Tina) Pierce, Abbey (Brandon) Humphrey, Lauren Roney, Bryan Roney, Amanda Pierce, and Naema Pierce; six great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers please make donations to: Westview Baptist Church, 2500 Sullivan Dr, Swansea, IL 62226 or St. Clair Lodge #24.
Visitation: Visitation from 4:00 - 7:00 pm, Wednesday, April 19, 2023, at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, IL. Masonic Service will be held at 6:30 pm at Kurrus Funeral Home.
Doniphan Visitation: Visitation from 12:00 - 2:00 pm Friday, April 21, 2023, at Edwards Funeral Home at 606 Walnut Street, Doniphan, MO 63935.
Funeral: Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, April 21, 2023, at Edwards Funeral Home, 606 Walnut Street, Doniphan, MO 63935. Interment will follow at Doniphan Cemetery in Doniphan, MO