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James A. Pierce

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James Alton Pierce

January 8, 1940     ~     July 28, 2015

James A. Pierce, 75, Glasgow, passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at his home after a brief illness. A native of Barren County, he was a son of the late Rev. Kelly Pierce and Dolly Mae Glass Pierce.

James has been a barber for 54 years and was associated with the Isenberg Barber Shop in Glasgow for the past 38 years. He was saved at the Beaver Dam United Southern Baptist Church in 1951. He had a wide array of interests including fishing, gardening, and spending time with his great-grandchildren. He had also been an active participant with the Barren County Cloggers for 20 years; a member of the Park City Ramblers (a square dancing group); and a member of Basil Chapel United Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons: Rocky Pierce and long-time friend Raymond Warren of Glasgow, and Kevin Pierce and fiancée Shelia Armstrong of Franklin, KY; one grandson: Hunter Pierce and wife Brooke; two great-grandsons: Skiler and Preston Pierce all of Glasgow; one brother: J.D. Pierce (Sheryl) of Brownsville; one sister: Evon Pierce Priddy of Chalybeate; several nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law, and brothers-in-law.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Carol Saltsman Pierce; four brothers: Ecel Pierce, Grover Pierce, Buck Pierce, and Bill Pierce; three sisters: Joyce Pierce Wingfield, Janice Pierce Morgan, and Lavada Pierce.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday at the Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home with burial in the Neal’s Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call after 10:00 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

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Guest Register

24 Entries for James A. Pierce

  1. judy risley and Dave and Yvette Jenkins says:

    So sorry to here of his death my family Yvetteand Dave had been to him last week and there boys had there hair cut. He was such a godly man.

  2. Crystal James says:

    So sorry to hear about James. He has been a long time friend and was loved by many. He always made me laugh and smile. He was such a good hearted man who cared for others. He will be greatly missed. Until we meet again James. Love u.

  3. Debby Manning says:

    I am so very sorry about James!! He was a good man, a well likeable man!! My sympathy goes out to you all!!!

  4. Brenda Crafton says:

    James and Carol were friends when they lived in Russellville. I loved them both so much. I worked with Carol at ER Carpenter and James was the first person to cut my hair short. I hate this so bad. I will see them again in heaven some day. So sorry for the gamilirs lost. It is a great one.

  5. Sarah says:

    James gave our little boy his first hair cut and we’ve been to them for every single haircut since. Him and Larry both were always so excited when they seen us come in the door. He was such a caring and kind hearted man. He will be missed by many!

  6. Brenda Crafton says:

    James and Carol were friends when they lived in Russellville. I loved them both so much. I worked with Carol at ER Carpenter and James was the first person to cut my hair short. I hate this so bad. I will see them again in heaven some day. So sorry for the families lost. It is a great one.

  7. Melissa,Cheyenne,James and Brandy says:

    I am still in shock just as I was with Larry. I would not have thought I could get a call like this for such an energetic man as James was. We will miss him greatly, Our thoughts and Prayers are with all the family and friends. He was always so much fun, lots of energy, laughing and cutting up. We loved him just like family.

    Melissa,Cheyenne, Brandy,James

  8. Bro. Bob Cooper says:

    He was my barber for the 16 years I have currently lived in Glasgow, but he was more than a barber, he was a true friend. He took up with my son when Jacob was 2 years old, using the using the hose off the shears to tickle his neck and he gave him a quarter if he sat still in the chair. We shared stories of growing up (though James was much older than I and grew up in different places, it’s like I’ve known him all my life), fishing, hunting, gardening and also our love for our Savior, Jesus the Christ.
    I saw him at the Barber Shop on Monday, he and Larry and as always he was cutting up with those that come in including myself. It was such a shock to hear this – it’s truly hard to believe but I know in my heart he has come to rest with his Lord and Savior. To all James’ family, I am sorry for your loss – your Dad and grand Dad was a very good man and it has been my son Jacob and my honor to have known him.

    Pastor Bob Cooper and Jacob Cooper

  9. Mr. & Mr. Scott Napier & Mark Hollen says:

    Rocky & Raymond:
    In Sympathy and Friendship Wishing we could be by your side at this time. If their is anything we can do please call on us.

  10. Sean & Kim Rushing says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss Rocky. Prayers for you and your family.

  11. Benny and Susie Pursley says:

    So sorry for your loss, James was a good friend and cut Benny’s hair a lot of times. He will truly be missed! Benny and Susie Pursley

  12. Lorraine and Jimmy Myatt says:

    James was such a special and caring person. He could always make you laugh and feel better just being around him. He helped so many people just because that was how he was. He will be so missed . Rest in piece dear friend. Gonna miss no being able to talk to you.

  13. Charles Blankenship says:

    James was a very good man. I knew him many years and I always really liked him. He will be missed by many.

  14. Aaron Reece says:

    James was a great guy to be around. He cut my hair for years, and he will surely be missed.

  15. Joe and Bev Lukeus McCoy says:

    So Sorry To Hear Of His Passing James And Larry Used To Argue Over Who Was Going To Cut Lukeus Hair When He Was A Little Boy Lukeus Is Now 21 And He Still Remembers James He Was A Special Person. God Bless The Family

  16. Nancy Norris says:

    James was truly a special person. He loved to have fun! But more importantly he loved God, and loved to share his faith. He is in a far better place now, but we will surely miss him here on this earth!

  17. george stark says:

    so sorry to hear of his passing he was a very good person always laughed and talk to you any where anytime praying for his family

  18. Kelly Mathews says:

    We were so sorry to hear about James..Everyone just thought the world of him!! We will really miss him.

  19. Ron Wyatt says:

    This was a shock to hear. Just talked with him a couple weeks ago when I was in Glasgow. My sympathy goes out to the family. Glasgow lost a good barber and a good man.

  20. Botts & Gaye Walker says:

    So sorry for your family he was so heart broken when Carol passed away. Enjoyed clogging with James for several years.

  21. Terry L. Poynter says:

    Known James a long time. He cut my hair many times,if you didn’t think he was a cut-up then you didn’t know him.I would like to come to visitation, but I’m out of town working.To the family,James was a great man. I will sure miss seeing him when I’m in town,he had a good time wherever he was.

  22. Sondra Richey says:

    Where to start, I’ve known James many years, he was my son’s barber from birth to present and then my grandson’s, always a smile on his face, but not only a good barber and friend, because the last eight months he has been a very good friend and confident to my sister Nancy. With both having lost their spouses, God saw that they needed each other to share friendship, eating out together, which James’s loved cause they included me in some of those meals, and going to church, church revivals and signings, they were just good company for each other, laughing and taking life as it come. He will be missed by my family and you know I’ve thanked him for making my sister happy and being her bestest friend. I will see your smiling face again in heaven my brother in Christ!

  23. TJ &JESS CONSTANT says:

    KEV & ROCKY So sorry about your loss. Stay strong and know you both have friends that care! your DAD was one of a kind and I know he loved you boys with all his heart good times or bad he was there! Though we could never know your feeling for his loss I know he will be missed by many! He was part of the last great barber shops the jokes,stories, TELLS or when they would take a break and open the coke machine and give out snacks for free! Try finding that at a superclip. Truly Great and Greatly Missed.God Bless you James, Kevin & Rocky

  24. Phyllis Witty says:

    Rocky and family, So sorry to hear about James.. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time..He will be greatly missed…God Bless You ALL