Ronnie Dean Pierce “R.D.”, age 74, of rural Maywood, MO died Monday, December 24, 2012, at his home. He was born October 19, 1938, in Adair County, MO, the son of Dee R. and Jennie Idell Dalton Pierce.
He was united in marriage to Patricia Ann Sears on July 5, 1959, at Downing, MO, and she preceded him in death on May 6, 2011. He was also preceded in death by his parents, an infant son Ronnie D. Pierce, one daughter Candace I. Pierce, a sister Evelyn Patterson and brother Gene Pierce.
Surviving are three children, Harry E. Pierce and wife Becky of Camdenton, MO, Ronnie Lee Pierce and wife Judy of Maywood, MO, and Felicia Wiggins and husband Kevin of Marceline, MO, four grandchildren, Sara Pierce, Leanne Pierce, Kalina Kuntz, Lucretia Kuntz, three step grandchildren, David Murry, Dana Reid, Keri Wiggins and several great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Ronnie graduated from Brashear High School. He was employed by Central Stone and Missouri Gravel for 20 years, Willer Dairy in Quincy, IL and worked for Ronnie Johnson several years. Since 1983 he has been self employed. Ronnie enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family and friends. He was a member of the Methodist Church at Durham, MO.
Funeral services were held 10 a.m. Friday, December 28, 2012, at the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Edina, MO. Officiating the services was Reverend Steve Martin. Burial was in the Etna Cemetery West of Wyaconda, MO. Casket bearers were Danny Goings, Bill Griesbaum, Ronnie Lee Pierce, Kevin Wiggins, Willie Pierce and David Goings.
Memorials may be made to Ronnie D. Pierce Memorial Fund or Hospice of Northeast MO. Memorials may be left at or mailed to Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1, Edina, MO 63537. www.hudsonrimerfh.com