George Oliver Pierce Jr.
George Oliver Pierce Jr., age 71, of Lenoir City, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at Park West Medical Center. He was a retired sergeant from the Tennessee Highway Patrol. He was preceded in death by his parents, George O. Pierce, Sr., and Oma Murrell Pierce; brother, Kenneth (Buddy) Pierce; sister and brother-in-law, Louise and Clyde Irwin; brother-in-law, Galen Johnson. Survivors include his wife, Diane Pierce; mother-in-law, Joy Norris; stepdaughter and stepson-in-law, Ashley and Ricky Bailey; stepdaughter, Crystal Savage; granddaughter, Dakota Shipley; special nephew and niece, Phil (Rawhide) and Beverley Woodruff; faithful companion, Meg McMuffin; sisters, Mary Helen (Mrs. Ralph) Millsaps, Betty Jo (Mrs. Galen) Johnson, all of Maryville, Ms. June Lawson of Paxton, Ill.; sister-in-law, Jean Pierce; caregiver, Tammy Hawk. Funeral services will be at 8 p.m. Thursday in McCammon-Ammons-Click Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. John Franklin officiating. The interment will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Lakeview Cemetery in Lenoir City. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at McCammon-Ammons-Click Funeral Home. McCammon-Ammons-Click Funeral Home, Maryville, 982-6812, http://www.mccammonammonsclick.com