August 27, 1948 ~ January 31, 2022

Born in: Hendersonville, NC
Resided in: Walhalla, SC

Everette Bruce Pierce passed away on Monday, January 31, 2022.

He was born on August 27, 1948, in Hendersonville, to the late Ruby Stamey Mintz and William Otis Mintz. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Carl Mintz and Jerry Mintz; grandson, A.J Austin, and great-grandson, Marques Austin.

He is survived by his wife, Deborah Banks Pierce; daughter, Shannon Pierce Parker; stepchildren, Grace and Robert Austin; brother, Leroy Mintz; grandchildren, Madeline, Abigail and Sawyer Parker, Michael, Ava and Eden Austin; great-grandchildren, Adriana McGrew, Malasia Austin, and Neva Ingla.

The memorial service will be held at 12:00 noon on Friday, February 4, 2022, at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery, Black Mountain.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.


Funeral Service: February 4, 2022 12:00 pm

Western Carolina State Veteran's Cemetery
962 Old US Hwy 70
Black Mountain, NC 28711


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. Have know Bruce for a long time. He was a good customer at my shop for years and a good friend! Rip my friend!
    Condolences to the family and friends!

  2. Uncle Bruce, Thank you for the great memories. I am thankful for the time I got to spend with you as a small boy when I visited grandma and grandpa over the summers,and again as a man coming down riding with you through the Carolinas,and trips to Milwaukee to the Harley Davidson anniversaries. Wendy and I will miss you! Debbie I wanted to let you know also that we are thankful you and Bruce found one another. The best companion he had,and I know he knew the same. I wish Wendy and I could have had more visits with you two,even if it was hanging on the back porch watching it rain for a week. Shannon,God bless you and thank you for being by his side and giving him comfort his final days. Rest In Peace Uncle Bruce. 🙏❤️

  3. Dear Debbie,
    I am so sorry to learn of Bruce’s passing. Sending prayers of peace to you and the familiy.

  4. A wonderful man whom we both enjoyed working with at the mill. We are so sorry for the loss of Bruce. He was a good friend. He will be truly missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with all his family. RIP Brother 🙏


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