George “Tom” Pierce, 81, of Taylorville passed away at 4:37 a.m. on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at Carle BroMenn in Normal.
Tom was born July 15, 1939 in Taylorville, the son of Charles and Mary (Sims) Pierce. He graduated from Stonington High School, and went on to proudly serve our country in the United States Air Force. After his honorable discharge, Tom worked for Caterpillar as a spot welder until his retirement. He enjoyed building and flying model airplanes, playing cards, and shooting pool. Tom also enjoyed wintering in Texas every year.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and infant twin brothers.
Tom is survived by his companion, Carmeline Skinner of Taylorville; daughters, Lisa (husband, Gabe) Corey of Des Plaines, and Loretta (husband, Miguel) Bonilla of Statesville, N.C.; grandchildren, Gabriel (wife, Elisabeth), Alexander (fiancée, Kinga Purta), George, Woodrow, Alecia, Samuel, and Louis Corey; and his brother, Jerry Pierce of Springfield.
Private family ceremonies will be held, followed by burial at Old Stonington Cemetery.
The family has entrusted Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home in Taylorville with ceremonies.