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Jeffery “J.P.” D. Pierce

June 2, 1969 - August 12, 2020


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    Erin Smith says

    You will be greatly missed! Sending prayers to your family, friends and loved ones. Rest easy JP!

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    Sarry Bass says

    You are going to be missed.. You had jokes for days even though some weren’t that funny lol. You showed me a lot about life in the taxi world when I first started, and I enjoyed all of those early mornings drinking coffee and talking about anything and everything. I know Dustin will be lost without you and the rest of the family but God had a different plan for you. I know you are at peace and not suffering. RIP until we meet again.

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    Shannon Boles says

    R.I.P Jeff you were my brother in law at one time and have always been a great friend and have helped me more times than I can count and I’m still trying to wrap my head around you being gone because my heart is breaking. I’m truly going to miss you and you will always hold a special place in my heart but it’s time for you to rest easy bub and fly high with the angels because I know you will always be watching over us from above! Much love always…

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    T Harvey says

    Jeff was one of the good ones. He will be missed. A good friend.

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Jeffery “J.P.” D. Pierce, age 51, of Evansville, Indiana,  While surrounded with love, Jeff  peacefully departed earth on August 12,2020.
Jeff was born June 2,1969 to Ernestine & James Pierce.  Jeff, the youngest of seven children, spent most of his childhood growing up in Mannington, KY.   After graduation Jeff served in the United States Navy, stationed in Charleston S.C. Jeff specifically chose to serve on a Nuclear Submarine. In 1991 he returned to Evansville to begin a family and a career in transportation. He loved the ‘Road’, when he wasn’t  driving from coast to coast, he could be found spending time with his great friends whom he considered family, playing in various pool tournaments or singing karaoke.
 Jeff’s most favorite memories are of those that surround his son and granddaughter Bella.  Jeff assisted his son Dustin, in fulfilling his dreams to become a leading transportation provider to the city of Evansville and the tristate area. Up until June, Jeff worked for JP Taxi LLC as the driver coordinator. Jeff was blessed with an amazing sense of sarcastic humor.  Always changing lyrics in songs to make them his own.  He was a strategic pool player &  fan of the Indianapolis Colts.
Jeff will truly be missed by many, especially by his son, soon to be daughter in law and granddaughter. Spending time with his family at Lake Barkley riding boats, cooking out, savoring  morning coffee in all of God’s creation was important to Jeff. He was a proud father and grandfather.
We can all imagine this being Jeff’s message to all.
“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!” ~ Hunter S. Thompson,
Jeff is survived by his son Jeffery ‘Dustin” Wade Pierce (Fiance, Maddie Anderson),  granddaughter IsaBella Marie Pierce. Brothers, Allen Schmahlenberger(Kim,  Tony Schmahlenberger,  James Pierce (Judy). Sisters, Brenda Stevens (Tony), Debra Dean (Jim) and many nieces & nephews whom he loved very much.
Jeff is preceded in death by his mother Ernestine Carlise, father James Pierce, and brother David Schmahlenberger.
A Celebration of Jeff’s Life and Pool Tournament will be help at T.J.’s Stockyard Inn on Sunday, August 23rd at 6pm.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions for Jeff can be made directly to Sunset Funeral Home, 1800 St. George Rd, Evansville, IN 47711
Visitation at Sunset Funeral Home will be Tuesday, August 18th from 5pm to 7pm with service at 7pm. Military Honors will be held at 6pm.