VILAS William Clyde Pierce, 54, of Sherwood Rd., in Vilas, passed peacefully into the loving arms of our Lord and Savior Saturday afternoon, Dec. 21, 2019, at Burke Hospice and Pallative Care in Valdese. He fought the good fight through an impossible sickness and showed us all how to trust in God with it all. Will was born Nov. 5, 1965, in Watauga County and was raised in Zionville. A son to Ann Trivette and the late George Trivette Sr., Will worked for Tar Heel Capital (Wendy's) for 34 years filling various roles. He didn't take any work lightly and always gave it his all. Will was an avid lover of life, his family, his friends and his UNC Tar Heels. To know him was to know a big smile, outstretched arms and a good laugh. He never knew a stranger and would welcome anyone into his heart and home. Will knew Jesus was in his heart and he knew where he was going after this life. He showed grace, courage and love to us all. Will is survived by his wife Margaret Pierce of Morganton and Vilas; three daughters, Christine Greene and husband, Shane, of Boone, Evalyn Pierce of Vilas, and Danielle Pierce of Rocky Cape, Tasmania; is his mother, Ann Trivette; two brothers, Jim Pierce and George Trivette Jr.; three sisters, Karen Main, Georgia Potter and husband, Gene, and Lu Dalton; brother-in-law, Shawn Miller and wife, Blaire; sisters-in-law; Maureen Woodard and Maria Schulte. He leaves a wonderful legacy with many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family. Along with his father he was preceded in death by his in-laws, Jerry and Judy Miller. Funeral services for Will Pierce will be conducted Saturday Dec. 28, at 11 a.m., at Greenway Baptist Church. Preacher Derrick Wilson will officiate. Burial will follow at Mabel Methodist Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m., Friday Dec. 27, at Austin and Barnes Funeral Home. The family respectfully requests no flowers. Memorials may be made to Burke Hospice and Palliative Care, 1715 Enon Rd., Valdese, NC 28690; or Mountaineer Ruritan Club, c/o Jim Harmon, 196 Phillips Branch Rd., Vilas, NC 28692. Condolences may be shared with the Pierce family at www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com. Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Pierce family.
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