Ricky Alan Pierce, 60, of Statesville passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in the Gordon Hospice House. He was born September 30, 1953 in Iredell County and was the son of Rachel Starrette Pierce Lambert and the late Alfred Eugene Pierce.
He attended Statesville City Schools and was never married.
Ricky was a mechanic and transmission specialist, had worked for Boggs Motor Co., and had also been self-employed for a number of years. He was a big Nascar fan but most of all enjoyed “tinkering” on cars. He attended Liberty Baptist Church.
In addition to his mother, Rachel Starrette Pierce Lambert (S. Ray Lambert) of Statesville, he is survived by four brothers, Alfred C, Pierce of Mocksville, Kenneth Lee Pierce of Mooresville, James Donald Pierce (Donna), and Timothy L. Pierce of Statesville. A number of nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles, also survive.
A service to celebrate the life of Ricky Pierce will be conducted 11:00 AM Saturday, April 26, 2014, at Liberty Baptist Church with Rev. Roger Holland officiating. The family will visit with friends following the service and burial will follow on a later date.
Memorials may be made to the Gordon Hospice House, 2341 Simonton Road, Statesville, N.C. 28625 or to the church or charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.nicholsonfunerals.com and Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the family.