Warren Obren Pierson, 89, of Parkersburg, W.Va., peacefully passed away at Parkersburg Care & Rehabilitation, where he had been a resident the past three years.
Born April 17, 1924, in Mellin, W.Va., the eldest of 12 children to Flora E. Cooper Pierson and Willis Russell Pierson.
Warren is survived by his wife of 29 years, Grace Beckett Tanner Pierson; two sons, Brian Pierson and Jeff (Nancy) Pierson; one daughter, Becky (Jim) Dines; and three step-daughters, Vickie (Jeff) Hildebrand, Becki (Kevin) Miller and Debbie (Steve) Mulligan. He is also survived by three sisters, Ora (Jim) Yonley, Mary (Tim*) Reynolds and Carolyn (Steve*) Shafer; two brothers, Everett (Carolyn) Pierson and Larry (Phyllis) Pierson; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his good friend and hunting buddy, Fred Smith. Mr. Pierson was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Eveleen Laird Pierson; three brothers, Virgil Pierson, Jessie Pierson and Russell "Holly" (Lorraine) Pierson; three sisters, Juanita Berry, Hilda "Cricket" Dulin and Iwana (George) Priselac; and several nieces and nephews.
Warren was an Army veteran and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. He was a carpenter by trade for many years and retired as a lift operator from forging plant Transue Corp., Alliance, Ohio.
Special thanks to the management and staff of Parkersburg Care and Rehabilitation and to Amedisys Hospice.
Warren's passions in life included helping others, wood working, gardening, hunting and fishing.
The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Kimes Funeral Home, 521 Fifth Street, Parkersburg. Pastor Dave Stilgenbauer will officiate and burial will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens. The visitation will also be on Thursday from 11 a.m. until time of the service.
Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.kimesfh.com