Bob J. Pierce

January 22, 2018

Bob J. Pierce, 96, a former Frankfort resident, died at 9:44 p.m. Monday, January 22, 2018 at his home in Speedway, Ind.  He was born December 30, 1921 in Frankfort, Ind. to Roy I. & Elma (Binkley) Pierce.  He married Eloise Volz on November 8, 1943 and she preceded him in death on September 18, 2009. Bob was a 1941 graduate of Frankfort High School and attended International Business College in Fort Wayne from 1941-1942.  A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp from 1942-1945, he served in the South Pacific, attaining the rank of Master Sargent.  Bob was a personnel manager for Allison Division of General Motors Corp., retiring in November of 1980. He was an active member of the John Knox Presbyterian Church and a former member of the school board in Speedway, Ind.  Bob enjoyed golf, traveling, making stain glass and always had a dog.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m. Friday, January 26, 2018 at Flanner Buchanan Speedway Chapel, 2950 N. High School Road, Indianapolis. No funeral services will be held. Private family burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Frankfort, Ind. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choosing.

Survived by:

Daughter: Carole A. Pierce of Palo Alto, Cal., 2 Sons: Michael K. (Diane) Pierce of Avon, Ind., R. Daniel (Jill) Pierce of Milwaukee, Wis., 2 Grandchildren: Jessica (Eugene) Lee of Redwood City, Cal. and Christopher (Evelyn) Pierce of Carmel, Ind.

Preceded by:

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Alison Pierce


Leave your Condolences

4 Condolences for “Bob J. Pierce”

  1. Ed Burkley January 25, 2018 at 8:19 pm

    So very sad to hear of your dad’s passing. I saw the obit in today’s paper and I thought of him all day today. He was a great man and I have always looked up to him as a fine example of a man. I will miss him. I am privileged to have known him.

    • Carole Pierce December 3, 2020 at 12:52 am

      Really still think of you as Eddie, for unknown motives (probably Christmas Season) I was looking at Dad’s video/obituary today. Miss him terribly.

      Appreciate your posting & remembering him.

  2. Linda Burkley Waite January 25, 2018 at 9:16 pm

    What a wonderful neighbor my Mother, Freda Burkley, had in Mr Pierce. Blessings to his family. Many great childhood Speedway memories. God Bless.
    Linda Burkley Waite

    • Carole Pierce December 3, 2020 at 12:48 am

      Must be the Christmas season that prompted me to look for Dad’s obituary. Thanks for posting here. Can see you & Eddie so clearly when we were all kids and your dog was Pepper. Happy holiday wishes to you & yours.

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