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Earl Pierson
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Obituary for Earl Pierson

Earl Kent Pierson, age 83, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Thursday, April 5, 2018, at his home in Flora.

He was born August 21, 1934, in Clay County, the son of Dale and Virginia (Cunningham) Pierson. Earl married Clara Mae Felty on August 6, 1954, in Flora, and together they celebrated 60 years of marriage. She preceded him in death on May 21, 2015.

Earl worked for the City of Flora for many years, retiring as a lineman. He was an avid fisherman and often shared his stories and looked forward to another outing. He and Clara enjoyed travel, camping, and square dancing together. Earl was a dedicated member of First Baptist Church, serving as a deacon and trustee, and was a member of Flora Masonic Lodge #204.

He is survived by a daughter: Rebecca (Rick) Williams of Decatur; a son: Michael Kent Pierson of Atlanta, GA; 4 grandchildren: Elizabeth Pearce of O’Fallon, Jarred (Patricia) Pearce of Mt. Vernon, IN, Hayley Pearce of Charleston, and Lacy (Harold) Pippin of Evansville, IN; 9 great-grandchildren: Jonas Murphy, Carson Hayes, Audrey Hayes, Anna Pearce, Julian Scales, Laurel Hayes, Zoey Pearce, Dawson Hayes, and Cora Pippin; 1 brother: Allen (Darlene) Pierson of Flora; along with several nieces and nephews; and he will for certain be missed by his cat, Jake. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Clara; and an infant child.

A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, April 8, 2018, at First Baptist Church in Flora, with Jim Earleywine officiating. Interment will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. until the time of service on Sunday at the church. Arrangements are in the care of Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora. Memorial donations may be given to Clay County Cancer Crusaders and will be accepted at the funeral home.


Previous Events

Visitation

Sunday

8

Apr

12:30 PM
First Baptist Church

203 E 3rd St
Flora, IL 62839

12:30 p.m. until service time on Sunday at the church

Funeral

Sunday

8

Apr

2:00 PM
First Baptist Church

203 E 3rd St
Flora, IL 62839

12:30 p.m. until service time on Sunday at the church

Cemetery Details

Location

Elmwood Cemetery

338 S State St
Flora, IL 62839

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