News From Terre Haute, Indiana

October 26, 2012

Billy W. ‘Rooster’ Pierce


TERRE HAUTE — Billy W. “Rooster” Pierce, 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. He was born on July 29, 1943, in Terre Haute. Billy worked as a truck driver for several trucking companies, including Gibson, Fisher, and Watrin. He was a member of the Eagles Club, Marine Corps League, American Legion Post 104, and was a 32nd Degree Mason. Billy’s favorite past time was trucking. He loved his Red Man Chew. He had a wonderful sense of humor and enjoyed 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, Darby Fleming and her husband Bernard, Thomas Pierce and his girlfriend Cathy, Kathy Dunivan and her husband Kenny, Sara Buza and her husband Leonard, Lisa Pierce and her fiancée Jeff, Billy Pierce and his wife Angela, Ashley Pierce, Emilee Alsman and her husband Jared, and Matthew Pierce. Billy was a proud and loving grandfather of 15 grandchildren, Kristen Tuberosa, Jason Gregory, Christopher Fleming, Amy Pierce, Kelly Pierce, Wesley Burkhart, Brandy Graham, Paul Carr, Stefanie Smith, Chloe Carroll, Leandra Keene, Kay, Xavier, Mitchell, and Zola; 17 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and many wonderful friends.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at Mattox-Wood Funeral Home, 4660 N. Lafayette Ave. Services will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Bill Herb officiating. Burial with graveside military rites performed by American Legion Post 104 will follow in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at: