Joe Pierce Jr., 80
Born Jan. 23, 1927,
He built a number of homes, apartment buildings, bars, and restaurants in
In 2000 he retired from the restaurant business.
Mr. Pierce was preceded in death by his sister, Jean, in 1965; and brother Larry in 1988.
He is survived by
his wife of 58 years, Viola Pierce; daughters and sons-in-law Leslie and
Frank Schwartz of
Dutch Flat and Laurie and Greg Calac of Auburn; sons and daughters-in-law Aurel Joseph Pierce III, of Phoenix,
Carter and Lisa Pierce of Auburn and Mark and Jane Pierce of Del Mar; 18 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
A celebration of his
life preceded the graveside service that was held at the
The family suggests
donations to Auburn Hospice,