Anderson Cleveland Piercy
, son of William and Lenora Massey Piercy, was born August 23, 1934, near Oakland, Missouri. He departed this life Tuesday, December 26, 2017, in Mercy Hospital, in Springfield, Missouri, at the age of eighty-three years, four months, and three days.
On April 1, 1956, he was united in marriage to Doris June Reid, and to this union one daughter and one son were born.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two great-grandchildren; four brothers, Tommy, Gene, Dean, and Willie Piercy; and three sisters, Elizabeth and Joyce Piercy, and Effie Lehman.
“Andy”, as he was called by all of his family and friends, is survived by his loving wife of sixty-one years, Doris, of the home; a daughter, Beverly Eilenstein, and her husband, Jan, of Lebanon, Missouri; a son, Jerry Piercy, of Lebanon, Missouri; nine grandchildren, Michelle Peters, and her husband, David, Jeremy Piercy, Shon Eilenstein, and his wife, Pascha, Jennifer Myers, and her husband, Jeremy, Melanie Thompson, and her husband, Matt, Janessa Dill, and her husband, Terry, Joni Williams, and her husband, Joe, Jered Piercy, and Jonathon Piercy; twenty-four great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; three brothers, Guy Piercy, James Piercy, and his wife, Jeanie, and Bill Piercy, and his wife, Della, all of Lebanon, Missouri; three sisters, Mary Berry, Martha Coffey, both of Lebanon, Missouri, and Marie Conard, and her husband, Andy, of the State of Ohio; a number of nieces and nephews; as well as a host of other relatives and many friends.
He was born and raised in the Oakland community. After he and Doris were married, they made their home near Lebanon and lovingly raised their children. Andy worked in the concrete construction business for most of his life and was a member of the Mason Concrete Local # 527. A few years ago, Andy and Doris moved into Lebanon and made their home.
Andy made his profession of faith in Christ at an early age and was an active member of Crossroads Freewill Baptist Church for over fifty years.
In his spare time he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and watching dirt track races. He liked playing baseball when he was younger and was a good pitcher. He also enjoyed going to song fests and singings. He possessed a delightful sense of humor and always called everyone “Bub” or “Sis”. He loved his family dearly and especially enjoyed all of his grandchildren.
Andy was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and was a kind and caring neighbor and friend. We celebrate his life and his accomplishments and know that his family and friends will treasure the wonderful memories he made for them during his eighty-three years.
A memorial has been established and contributions may be left at the funeral home.
Burial will be in the Whitson Cemetery.