Theodore Clyde “Ted” Pierce, 71 of Greencastle was called home to heaven February 14th, 2019. Ted was home with family. He had been battling lung cancer.
Ted was born November 30th, 1947 in Punxsutawney, PA to the late Clyde Alexander and Ruby B. (McCullough) Pierce. Ted moved to Indiana in 1966 to be close to his 2 sisters, there he met and married his wife of 50 years Rita Carol Bryant.
Ted worked many years in the trucking industry for Gelco-Penske Truck Leasing as a mechanic and later in supervision and Crawford & Pierce Truck Leasing. Ted loved deer hunting and wood working.
He is survived by 4 children Belinda Jo “Bo” Pierce Clayton and William “Shane” Pierce, Jason Pierce and Hailee Pierce. In addition, they also had 3 more grandchildren Nicholas Boswell, Cheyanne Heagy, and Arianna Pierce; sister Shirley Spencer (Don); brother in laws Ken Spencer, Kenneth Bryant; and many nieces, nephews, and many friends.
Ted was preceded in death by his parents, sister Joyce Ragan, sister in laws Freeda Spencer, Phyllis Bryant; brother in law Lonnie Bryant; mother and father in law Ed and Winefred Bryant; and many aunts and uncles.
Ted has requested cremation and a celebration of life to be held 2:00 pm March 9th, 2019 at New Providence Baptist Church, 6526 S County Rd 550 E, Greencastle, IN 46135. Visitation will be from 12:00 pm until the service time at 2:00 pm.
Dinner to be served after services.
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