Kenneth “Ken” C. Pierce (Sign Guestbook)

It is with great sadness that the family announces the death of Kenneth “Ken” C. Pierce on March 30, 2018. Ken was born in Knoxville, Tennessee on April 21, 1930. After graduating from Old Knoxville High School in 1948, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and proudly served his country during the Korean War. He retired from AT&T in 1992, after 37 years of dedicated service. He continued to work at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum for many years.  He is preceded in death by his infant son, Kenneth C. Pierce, Jr; mother and father Charles and Beaulah Pierce; Brothers, Charles “Bud” and wife, Mabel “Flossie” Pierce, Jim Pierce, Gene and wife, Audrey Pierce, and sister Mabel and husband, Bill Carpenter. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Elizabeth “Liz” Taylor Pierce; very special nephew Steven and wife, Trinity Davis, and their daughter Lauren Elizabeth; sisters Patricia “Pat” and husband, Gene Dill, Ginger and husband, Larry Wolfenbarger; sister-in-laws Carolyn and husband, Jim Campbell, and sister-in-law, Mildred Taylor; brother-in-law Truman Taylor; several nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews; and great-great nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend a special thank you to nieces April and husband, Paul Stelter and Toni and husband. Michael Harris, and nephew Bobby and wife, Robin Pierce for their care and concern for Liz and Ken during Ken’s illness. The family would also like to thank the staff at Ben Atchley State Veteran’s Home for their excellent and loving care of Ken – it is very appreciated by the family. Ken loved his family and friends unconditionally and will be remembered fondly for his sense of humor and his desire to help others. He always had a smile on his face and a joke on his lips. He will be greatly missed, but always in our hearts. Officiating will be conducted by Nathan Williams, and services will be held at East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery on John Sevier Highway, Monday, April 9, 2018 at 2 P.M. In lieu of flowers, if you wish, please donate to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (Address: 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105). Gentry Griffey is honored to serve the Pierce family and invites you to sign and view the online registry below


13 guestbook entries for “Kenneth “Ken” C. Pierce”:

  1. Larry T Curry says:

    Sadly and with deep thoughts i will saygoodbye to my sonin laws uncle Ken, Goodbye and rest in peace SIR 🌹❤️

  2. Norma Hall says:

    My sympathy to the family. Ken was loved by all who knew him and will be missed.
    No words can ease this time of sorrow but in time the memories will bring a smile

  3. Kay and Joe Horner says:

    We were blessed to have known Ken and Liz.

    • Kay and Joe Horner says:

      We were blessed to have known Ken. May you be comforted by all the wonderful memories of your marriage. Love and prayers for you and family,

  4. Dave & Loye smith says:

    Sorry about your loss. We are neighbors of Larry and Ginger Wolfenbarger.

  5. Bonita Brown says:

    Ken Brown and I have heard so many good things about Ken from Ginger, and extend our sympathies to all the family.

  6. Robin Bruce Burchfield says:

    I am so very sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. I worked with Ken on Elm St. back in the late 70’s, it was my first job and he was so funny and kind to me. My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.

  7. Roger Hollingsworth says:

    Liz, praying for you and family for comfort and peace.
    Ken is a good friend and fellow worker for 63 years. roger hollingsworth

  8. Dennis Dean Whaley says:

    I’m very sorry for your loss Liz,
    Ken was a gentleman and a scholar but, he’ll be remembered by me for being a good citizen.

    Bless you

  9. Bob Baird says:

    Ken will be missed by all his friends. I remember all those fishing trips we went on.

  10. Sharon Woliver says:

    Liz and family, condolences on your loss from the Woliver family.

  11. Terri Ownby says:

    One of your many friends from AT&T
    Boyd Clark

  12. Ken Brock says:

    I worked with Ken at the Coliseum many years as a fellow red coat. He always had a smile on his and a story to tell. I will miss him.

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