Walter Lamar Pierce of Opelika, was born to Willard Walter Pierce and Ersil Othell Stough Pierce on Aug. 13, 1951 in Tallassee, Alabama. He passed away June 30, 2022, at the age of 70 at Bethany House in Auburn after a battle with cancer.
Lamar was preceded in death by his father Walter, and his brother Tim Pierce.
He is survived by his spouse of 48 years, Vicki Pierce; his son Adam (Kathi) Pierce, his daughter Jessica (Jason) Ward, his mother Ersil Pierce; his three grandchildren, Hannah, Maddie, and Zach Pierce. He had numerous cousins and several nieces and nephews.
Lamar spent 23 years of his life at Ampex which later became Quantegy in Opelika. He was known there as Walter. He worked mostly in the warehouse, but held various positions before he medically retired in 2000. His passion after retirement included his ability to serve as a volunteer for East Alabama Medical Center. He and Vicki have served as volunteers together for a number of years and have made many friends through those interactions.
One of his most enduring dedications was to his church, Providence Baptist Church. He served as a deacon and was one of the most dedicated servants in whatever role was asked of him. Probably his most notable area of service was to serve as “Uncle Sam” whenever a patriotic event was held. His smiling face and perfectly manicured grey goatee fit the character to a T. He loved to see the smiles and relished the chance to have his picture made while in character. He will be missed greatly!
A celebration of life service will be held at Providence Baptist Church on July 16, 2022 from 4 until 6 pm. The address for the church is 2807 Lee Rd 166 in Opelika. The West Campus location will be used to allow space for family and friends to spread out as much as possible. Dr. Rusty Sowell will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests any donations be made to either the Building Fund at Providence or to the Spencer Cancer Center in his name.
Frederick Dean Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.