Edward “Jay” Pierce

September 26, 2022

Edward “Jay” Pierce, 60, of Frankfort, Ind., passed away on September 26, 2022 at I.U. Health University Hospital, Indianapolis.  He was born July 4, 1962 in New Castle, Ind. to William Edward & Mary Ellen (Glidewell) Pierce.  He married Lisa Douglas on June 30, 2000 and she survives.

Jay was a 1980 graduate of New Castle High School.  He had lived in Frankfort the majority of his life.  He had worked 16 years as Sergeant Lieutenant with the Indiana Department of Corrections at CIC in Pendleton.  In 2000, he began working as a Lieutenant with the Indiana University Health Dept. of Public Safety, working there for 22 years.  Jay was a member of the New Castle Masonic Lodge and a graduate of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. He was a fan of the Indianapolis Colts and Indiana University.  Jay enjoyed watching holiday/comedy movies with his daughters, watching the Andy Griffith Show and loved country music. During his daughter’s tennis careers, he was an avid supporter.

Visitation and Services

A Celebration of Life will be held from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Friday September 30, 2022 at Souls’ Harbor Church, 357 Alhambra Ave., Frankfort, Ind. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, October 3, 2022 at Bunnell Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Abby Pierce Scholarship Fund, c/o Frankfort Education Foundation, 2400 E. Wabash St., Frankfort, IN 46041, envelopes will be available.

Survived by:

Wife: Lisa Pierce of Frankfort, 3 Daughters: Libby Pierce of Frankfort, Rebecca (Charlie) Tow of Portland, Ind., Amanda (Evan) Eaks of Sulphur Springs, Ind., Step-Mother: Shirley Pierce of New Castle, Ind., 2 Sisters: Mary (Nathan) Brewington, Patty (Jeff) Melton both of New Castle, Brother: Charles (Annette) Pierce of Dunreith, Ind., Mothers-in-Law: Jacquelyn (Patrick McTaggart) Douglas, Christy Douglas, Sister-in-Law: Allison (Greg) Conrad, 4 Grandchildren, 9 Nieces & Nephews as well as extended family and friends also survive.

Preceded by:

his parents, daughter, Abigail Suzanne Pierce, father-in-law, Michael Douglas, and grandmother-in-law, Carol Huffer.


Leave your Condolences

8 Condolences for “Edward “Jay” Pierce”

  1. Mary September 28, 2022 at 12:23 pm

    Rest in peace my sweet brother. No more worries, stress or anxiety. I love you very much. You were a terrific brother, father and grandfather.

  2. Rebecca September 28, 2022 at 2:38 pm

    I love you Daddy! I know where your heart was. I wish I could have said goodbye. You are surrounded by family that have left us. I know Abby was waiting for you with her arms open and Mamaw and Papaw welcomed home their son. I hope to be with you again someday. Love Rebecca

  3. Patty Melton September 28, 2022 at 3:10 pm

    I will miss you so much. I adored you. I loved your great big bear hugs and your beautiful smile. But I know you’re happy now with Abby, mom and dad and the rest of the family. Until we are together again, I will miss you so, love you very much. Patty

  4. Brenda September 29, 2022 at 10:20 am

    So sorry to hear of Edward J. Pierce’s death. Prayers for all his family & friends.

  5. Kenny and Sally Mitchell September 29, 2022 at 5:35 pm

    So sorry for your loss

  6. Amanda Eaks September 29, 2022 at 7:09 pm

    I will always remember how funny you were and how much you taught me to love whole heartedly. You could make me smile even in my darkest moments. I have been grieving you for years but never realized how hard it would be to actually lose you. I love you so much and will continue to miss you. You were a fun dad and helped shape the personality I have today. I love you.

  7. Gary Davis September 30, 2022 at 9:44 pm

    Pretty good buddy back in school days! All around good guy!! RIP jay ! Tell Andy and Barney hey!! Gary W. Davis

  8. Susan Plunkitt September 30, 2022 at 10:01 pm

    So sorry for your loss, Lisa and Christy.

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