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William (Bill) R. Pierce, Jr.

December 4, 1942 ~ January 24, 2021 (age 78)


Bill Pierce, 78, passed away on Sunday January 24, 2021 at St. Rose Hospital - San Martin campus, Las Vegas, NV, surrounded by both immediate and extended family. 

He was born on December 4, 1942 to his parents, William R. Pierce and Maxine L. Simmons (Pierce) Stanco in Jackson County, MO.  He graduated from Southwest High School in 1960.  He worked for the Frisco Railroad, Burlington Northern Railroad,  and then retiring from BNSF Railroad in 2003.   He then moved and resided in Las Vegas, NV for his remaining retirement years.

Bill was preceded in death by his Father in 1996, his Mother in 1991, his step-father Dr. Henry F. Stanco in 1993 and also his younger brother Larry Dean in 1995.

He is survived by Sarah E. Pierce, their daughter, Stacey R (Pierce) Kistner (Justin), her children, Jacob Clabough, Myranda Stawniczy (Anthony) , and her daughter, Kaedence May, plus two step-sons.  

He is also survived by daughters, Sheila (Pierce) Graham and her children, Kaitlyn and Kyle Bradshaw and Ian Graham, and Sherri (Pierce) Christiansen and her children Tyler, Dylan and Rylie Lodes.  Along with additional extended family, Gail Sims and her children Jeff Sims (Jeanne) and Tonya Sims.

Bill had a love for food and watching all kinds of different sporting events from NASCAR, college basketball, college football, KC Royals baseball and most of all the KC Chiefs, who he has been a fan of since they first began.  He always had a good story to tell, was very witty and always loved to make you laugh!

At Bill's request, graveside services will be held at Johnson County Memorial Gardens located at 11200 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS 66210, on Saturday May 1, 2021 at 1:00pm, where he will "Go Home" and be joined with his brother, in Niche 58, the same street they grew up on in Kansas City, MO.  Immediately following the services there will be a Celebration of Life at the Fontainebleau Clubhouse located at 12701 Grandview St, Overland Park, KS 66213, where food will be served until 5:00pm.

To send flowers to William (Bill) R. Pierce, Jr.'s family, please visit our floral store.


Graveside Service
May 1, 2021

1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Johnson County Memorial Gardens
11200 Metcalf Ave.
Overland Park, KS 66210

Celebration of Life
May 1, 2021

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Fontainebleau Clubhouse
12701 Grandview Street
Overland Park, KS 66213

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