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Gary William Pierce, 72, of Lebanon, died Sunday, March 6, 2022, at his home near Lebanon.

He was born Nov. 22, 1949, near Falcon, Mo. to Edmund William and Ruby Ethel Myers Pierce.

On Oct. 10, 1969, he was united in marriage to Kathern “Elaine’’ Breakfield, and to this union one daughter and one son were born. Kathern “Elaine’’ preceded him in death on Oct. 2, 2005. On Sept. 4, 2010, he married Patricia Litton, and they shared the last 11 years.

He also was preceded in death by his parents.

He lived his entire life in Laclede County, and graduated from Lebanon High School in the Class of 1967.  Gary worked for the H. D. Lee Company for awhile and then began working for Associated Grocers for 30 years before retiring. He was a member of Teamsters Union No. 245. In his spare time he enjoyed being outdoors where his favorite activities were hunting, fishing, and camping.  He was always willing to help and give a helping hand.  

Gary was raised in the Crossroads Freewill Baptist Church

He is survived by his wife, Patricia, of the home, near Lebanon; three daughters, Stacy Boyd, and her husband, James, Kristi Corbell, and her husband, Jeff, and Angela Baker, and her husband, Shane; a son, Jason Pierce, and his wife, Sarah; eleven grandchildren, Kelsey Weaver, and her husband, Dustyn, Kaitlin Boyd, (Malcolm), Emily Braun (Caleb), Katie Mueller, Lyndi Blanton, and her husband, Robert, Heaven Baker, and her husband, Cody, Kaitlin Finigan, and her husband, Matthew, Wade Madden, Kayla Baker, Dakota Baker, and his wife, Keilie, and Anna Baker; seven great-grandchildren, Lincoln, Harrison, Emi, Bailey, Berkley, Makenna and Grant; a brother, Ronnie Pierce, and his wife, Judy, of Lebanon, Missouri; a sister, Judy Armstrong, of Lebanon; as well as a host of other relatives and many friends.

Private family graveside services for Gary

William Pierce will be held at a later date in Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Lebanon.

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