Joe Hill Pierce



Joe Hill Pierce, 80, of Richlands, passed away Monday, May 7, 2018 at his home.

Funeral services will be 2 pm Friday at West Richlands Holiness Church; 612 Luther Banks Road; Richlands, with Reverends John Taylor, David Jarman, and Mike Jarman officiating. Burial will follow in Pierce Family Cemetery on Five Mile Road.

A native of Onslow County, he was a son of the late Starkey and Pearlie Hall Pierce. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Ellen Faye Pierce; a daughter, Wanda Faye Pierce; a son, Jeffrey Pierce; and three brothers, Starkey “Buck” Pierce, Tony Pierce, and Sam Pierce. Surviving are two daughters, Vanessa O’Kelley and husband Rickey, Anita Driver and husband Jimmy, all of Richlands; a son, Joel “Joey” Pierce and wife Brenda of Swansboro; two brothers, Norman Pierce, John Pierce, both of Richlands; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Thursday evening from 6 pm until 8 pm at Jones Funeral Home, Jacksonville.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; 262 Danny Thomas Place; Memphis, TN 38105-3678 or to the Disabled American Veterans; Onslow County Chapter #16; 300 Sherwood Road; Jacksonville, NC 28540.