Eugene Franklin "Sonny" Pierce, Jr.


Rossville - Eugene Franklin "Sonny" Pierce Jr., 67, passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2005.
    He was born and raised in Ringgold, Ga., and had resided in Rossville up until his death.  He served his country in the U.S. Army and was a charter member of Shiloh Baptist Church in Fairview, where he enjoyed driving the church bus especially for Vacation Bible School
    He was a former security guard for Pinkerton Security Services.  He had worked at several service stations, Champion's Quarles and Save-Sum all in Rossville.  He also drove tour buses for Aldmore Tours and D&M Tours and retired from Walker County Transportation Department, where he enjoyed driving "Bus 19" for 20 years. 
    He was preceded in death by his mother, Louise Edwards Pierce; and mother-in-law, Mamie  Tanner.
    He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Lois Tanner Pierce, all of Rossville; father, Eugene Franklin Pierce Sr. of Ringgold; sisters, Betty Kendrick, Doris Silvers, both of Ringgold, Sara Jones of LaFayette, Ga.: brothers, Charles and Tommy Pierce, both of Ringgold; several nieces and nephews.
    Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Shiloh Baptist Church with the Rev. Paul O'Neal , the Rev. Derrell O'Neal, and the Rev. Bruce Cappleman officiating.
    Burial will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday, July 18, 2005, in Chattanooga National Cemetery. 
    Arrangements by W.L. Wilson and Sons Funeral Home, Fort Oglethorpe.


Submitted by Robert Tanner