Jim was a Veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean War. He was a graduate of Michigan State University with a Bachelors degree. He later became a salesman for the Aro Company, as well as the Production Equipment Company selling air tools. Jim was former scout leader and an avid woodworker. Most of all Jim enjoyed spending time with his grandkids and family
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Shirley, and their children: Mark (Kim) Pierce, Kirk Pierce, and Patrick Pierce; three grandchildren: Tyler, Kelsey, and Cole; his brother, Max (Debby) Pierce, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The funeral service for Jim Pierce will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 4, 2013, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, with interment to follow in Hillside Cemetery, Delta Twp. There will be a visitation 2:00-5:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, or the American Cancer Society.