News From Terre Haute, Indiana


October 27, 2012

Billy W. Pierce “Rooster”

TERRE HAUTE — Billy W. Pierce “Rooster”, 69, of Terre Haute, was welcomed home in Heaven by his mother, Margaret (Prescott) Pierce; his father, Leonard Pierce; brother, Jack Underwood, and the one true love of his life, Shirley A. Pierce. He was born on July 29, 1943, in Terre Haute. Billy worked as a truck driver for 44 years driving for Gibson, Fisher, and Watrin, which he retired, served in the Marines for three years as a PFC and rifleman. He was a member of the Eagles Club, the Marine Corps League, American Legion Post 104 and was a 32nd Degree Mason. Billy’s favorite past time was trucking. He had a wonderful sense of humor, enjoyed his Red Man Chew and making people laugh. Most of all, Billy cherished the time he spent with his family.

Billy is survived by his children: Edward Pierce and his wife Brenda, Lake of the Ozarks, Darby Fleming and her husband Barney of Jacksonville, Fla., Thomas Pierce and his girlfriend Cathy of Terre Haute, Kathy Dunivan and her husband Kenny of Terre Haute, Sarah Buza and her husband Leonard of Indianapolis, Lisa Pierce and her fiancé Jeff of Terre Haute, Billy Pierce and his wife Angela of Terre Haute, Ashley Pierce, Emilee Alsman and her husband Jared and Matthew Pierce, all of Clinton. Billy was a proud and loving grandfather of 16 grandchildren, Kristen Tuberosa, Jason Gregory, Christopher Fleming, Amy Bagley, Kelly Pierce, Wesley Burkhart, Brandy Graham, Paul Carr, Bailey Buza, Stefanie Smith, Chloe Carroll, Leandra Keene, Kay, Xavier, Mitchell, and Zola; 17 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews, and many wonderful friends. Also his special trucking buddies, Jay Bird, Woodpecker, Homeboy, Boogie and Hancock.

Visitation will be Saturday, October 27th 2012, at Mattox-Wood Funeral Home from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. with services following, the Rev. Bill Herb officiating. Burial with graveside military rites performed by American Legion Post 104 will follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at:

Text Only | Photo Reprints
  • Waterman, Robert.jpg Robert Max Waterman

    Robert Max Waterman, 88, of Terre Haute, went home to be with the Lord while surrounded by his family at 3:25 a.m. on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Terre Haute Regional Hospital.

    April 16, 2014 2 Photos

  • Patricia Jane Black

    Patricia Jane Black, 85, of Highland, Ind., and formerly of Jasonville, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

    April 16, 2014

  • Lyday, Donald.jpg Donald G. Lyday

    Donald G. Lyday, 80, of Farmersburg, passed away at 4:45 a.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Springhill Village

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Charles ‘Kevin’ Shannon

    Charles “Kevin” Shannon, 49, of Farmersburg, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, after losing his year-and-a-half battle to cancer.

    April 16, 2014

  • DEATH NOTICES: April 17, 2014

    Death Notices

    April 16, 2014

  • Fitzpatrick,Thomas2.jpg Thomas Crede Fitzpatrick

    Thomas Crede Fitzpatrick, 71, of West Terre Haute, passed away unexpectedly at 10:13 p.m. Saturday April 12, 2014, in Union Hospital Emergency Room, after collapsing at his home from a heart attack.

    April 15, 2014 2 Photos

  • furnas.jpg Ernest Leon Furnas

    Ernest Leon Furnas, 94, of Terre Haute, died peacefully at home on Monday, April 14, 2014.

    April 15, 2014 2 Photos

  • Moore,Barbara.jpg Barbara Joyce Pancake Moore

    Barbara Joyce Pancake Moore, 80, of Terre Haute and originally of Bicknell, Indiana passed away Monday afternoon, April 14, 2014 in Davis Gardens Health Center.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • William W. Smith

    William W. Smith, 57, of Savannah, Ga., and formerly of Terre Haute, passed away March 27, 2014, in his residence.

    April 15, 2014

  • Tischer,Mary.jpg Mary Ellen Robinson Remlinger Tischer

    Mary Ellen Robinson Remlinger Tischer, 74, of Paris, passed away 12:17 p.m. Monday, April 14, 2014, in Terre Haute Regional Hospital.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

Latest News Poll
Front page
AP Video
Passengers Abuzz After Plane Hits Swarm of Bees Hundreds Missing After South Korean Ferry Sinks Boston Bomb Scare Defendant Appears in Court Raw: Ferry Sinks Off South Korean Coast Disbanding Muslim Surveillance Draws Praise Pistorius Trial: Adjourned Until May 5 Diaz Gets Physical for New Comedy Raw: Fatal Ferry Boat Accident Freeze Leaves Florida Panhandle With Dead Trees Miley Cyrus Still in Hospital, Cancels 2nd Show Are School Dress Codes Too Strict? New York Auto Show Highlights Latest in Car Tech Town, Victims Remember Texas Blast Raw: Three Rare White Tiger Cubs Debut at Zoo New York Auto Show Highlights Latest in Car Tech Pope's Relic on Wheels Departs to Rome Raw: Urinator Causes Portland to Flush Reservoir At Boston Marathon, a Chance to Finally Finish Raw: Storm Topples RVs Near Miss. Gulf Coast Suspicious Bags Found Near Marathon Finish Line
NDN Video
Jenny McCarthy Engaged to "New Kid" Kate and Will Land in Oz Boston Bomb Scare Defendant Appears in Court Bay Area Teen Gets Prom Date With Help From 'Breaking Bad' Star Behind The Tanlines Jersey Strong Part 1 WATCH: Women Fight To Marry Prince Harry! O’Reilly Launches Preemptive Strike Against CBS Pixar Unveils Easter Eggs From its Biggest Movies Baby Sloths Squeak for Their Cuddle Partners in Adorable Video Miley Cyrus Hospitalized After Severe Reaction To Medicine Raw: Ferry Sinks Off South Korean Coast Toddler climbs into vending machine 8-year-old Boy Gets His Wish: Fly Like Iron Man Much-Anticipated 'Gone Girl' Trailer Finally Debuts! (VIDEO) Dog and Toddler Wear Matching Outfits in Adorable Photo Series VP Biden: "World witnesses ordinary citizens doing extraordinary things" It's Official! Michael Strahan Joins "GMA" Blood Moon Time-lapse Actress Lake Bell Goes Topless The Five Weirdest Local Taxes in America

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
  • -


    March 12, 2010

Real Estate News