John E. Peirce, 94, of the Glenrock area, passed to the heavenly hunting and fishing grounds early morning on January 16, 2022, with his wife Judy and caregiver Jessica at his side.
John was born March 28, 1927, in Hamilton, Missouri to Charles W. Peirce, Sr. and Luella Cashatt Peirce. He attended school in Braymer, Missouri, graduating with the class of 1945. John entered the U.S. Navy February 12, 1945, and was discharged July 12, 1946. After working in Portland, Oregon, he came to Casper, going to work at the Texas Refinery. Tiring of shift work, he became a carpenter, eventually starting Peirce Construction in 1980. John purchased a sheep and cattle ranch in New South Wales, Australia, running 10,000 fine wool merino sheep and over 500 head of cattle and moved to Uralla, New South Wales. He finally retired at the age of 76, he purchased a 1 ½ acre lot in Uralla. He also started developing 100 acres in Converse County west of Glenrock where he passed away after suffering from Pulmonary Fibrosis and having any strokes.
He was preceded by his parents, brother Charles, Jr., Sister, Coleen (Roy) Stratton and both sons, Kenneth and Jerry. He is survived by his wife Judy, sisters Arlene (Larry) Coshore of Brayner, Missouri, Mary (Dennis) Climer of Casper, Wyoming. Sister-in-law Bonnie Peirce of Chillicothe, Missouri, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He is also survived by Bree Peirce Clayton, Jarrod Peirce (Liz) April Peirce, great grandchildren Kylie Clayton, Jace and Jager Peirce and Jaxon Peirce. 3 step-daughters, one step-son, twelve step-grandchildren and six great step-children.
Military Honors will be rendered at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at Bustard & Jacoby Reception Center followed by a reception and celebration of life.
Arrangements are entrusted to Bustard & Jacoby Funeral Home , 600 CY Ave. Casper, WY 82601.