of Jonesboro, AR
July 9, 1945 - October 15, 2020
Austin Ray Pierce, 75, of Jonesboro, passed away Thursday, October 15, 2020 at St. Bernard Hospital. He was born July 9, 1945 in the Gilkerson Community to Elbert and Dollie (Brown) Pierce. Austin was an engineer with the Cotton Belt Railroad for 27 years until retirement. He served in the National Guard and loved rebuilding cars, gardening, drinking coffee with his buddies at Waffle House, hunting and fishing.Austin was preceded in death by his brothers, Harley, Elvis and Gayle Patrick Pierce.Those left behind to cherish the wonderful memory of Austin include his loving wife of 54 years, Peggy Sue (Clayton) Pierce; his son, Dr. Kevin (Sherry) Pierce; daughter, Margo (Scott) Bridger; grandchildren, Clayton Bridger, Jackson Bridger, Madison (Dean) Gericke, and Maegan Moore; great grandchildren, Oliver Gericke and Avery Moore; brothers, Elbert (Jr.) Pierce and Glen Faye Pierce; and a sister, Sandra Martin.Chapel services will be 3 pm Tuesday at Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home, 1900 West Washington Avenue in Jonesboro with Bro. Stan Ballard officiating. Burial will follow at Gibson Cemetery.Visitation will begin at 1 pm until time of service.The body will be lying in repose from 11 am until 1 pm.Kevin Pierce, Clayton Bridger, Jackson Bridger, Scott Bridger, George Stem and Sean Stem will serve as pallbearers. We are complying with the Arkansas Department of Health guidelines and limiting indoor funeral and visitation attendance while observing social distancing guidelines. All attendees must provide and wear masks upon entering and while in the building.
So saddened to hear of Austin's passing. Prayers to my friends and family of Austin.
Praying for comfort and peace as you grieve your loss. Austin was loved well by his friends and family and he will always be remembered.
Mr, Peirce had a heart as big as the sky. Always giving and careing. He helped me and my family a few times when I didn't know how I was going to but school supplies and shoes and he would always be the hand of God for me with a Pentecostal handshake. I would sit in my car and cry knowing God really cares and so do his people. He will be missed buy many. Prayers for peace and comfort for his family.
Mrs. Peggy, Margo and Dr. Pierce, I am so sorry to hear about Austin. I pray you feel the love of your family and friends all around you.
Austin always was kind, cheerful & funny with me. I am praying for each member of your family. I am here, Peggy if/when you need me. All my love and hugs.
So very sad to hear Austin has left us. He will be missed so very much. I will always remember him as a kind and decent man. Will miss that raspy voice and wonderful smile. Love and hugs to all of you.
Love to his family....
Rest In Peace Uncle Austin. You were a good guy.
Sorry for the loss of your father....I know he will be greatly missed
So so sorry for your loss Margo !! Praying for you. !!
So sorry for your loss. Praying for the family.
I am so sorry for your loss, Margo. You and your family are in our prayers.
So sorry to hear about this. God Bless Peggy and all the family. RIP Austin.
So sorry for your loss
Prayers for peace and understanding for your family.
So Sorry to hear about Austin’s death. He will be remembered forever as a good Husband, Father, Friend and a good person. We will miss him and share your sorrow!
I am so sorry for your incredible loss. Praying for your precious family!
So sorry for your loss! Austin is in heaven now with the lord! He will be greatly missed by family and friends! My God bless you all!
I love you Dad
Austin was a good and kind man. He could tell some good stories about his life and his dog Bella. He will be missed greatly.
I am so very sorry for your loss. I pray you will find comfort in wonderful, loving memories that you have. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. God Bless.
Peggy, Kevin, Margo and their families - our prayers continue and will in the days ahead
Thoughts and prayers for the family. For now and the days to come.
We are praying for your family.
Peggy, Margo and Kevin, I’m so sorry for your loss of Austin. I am praying that you feel God’s peace and comfort in your grief.
Peggy & Margo,I am praying for you and your family. Sending lots of love and hugs to your entire family.
I am so sorry. Praying for you and your family.
Love and prayers for Peggy, Margo and Kevin, soooooo sorry to here Austin passed, LOVE YA'LL
Peggy, Margo, Kevin, I am so sorry for your family’s loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
We are sadden to learn of your loss. May you find comfort in knowing your friends share in your sorrow. If there's anything we can do, please let us know.
Austin’s passing is unbelievable ... his bigger than life personality, humor and joke telling was such a gift to us all. Praying that precious memories bring comfort to Peggy, Margo, Kevin and family. 💙🙏💙
Peggy, Kevin and Margo, so sorry to hear of Austin’s passing. I thought the world of Austin and have many good memories as each of you have. Always envied his talent of painting cars, making them look new again. Always enjoyed seeing him. Love to all. Prayers are with you. Bob and Rae Ann
Sorry to hear the news of Austin's passing. He was a cousin that I didn't see often but always enjoyed my visits with him through the years.