Robert "RD" Daniel Pierce, 79, of Morenci, Mich., died June 1, 2020, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Toledo.
He was born Sept. 2, 1940, in Eaton Rapids, Mich., to Daniel H. and Grace (Harrison) Pierce. He was in the 1958 graduating class at Eaton Rapids High School and served his country in the U.S. Army. He married Marsha Clark on May 13, 1970, and she survives.
RD was a self-employed farmer, owned a carnival game business for 15 years, and then the Morenci Pub from 1993 to 2018. RD was a past member of the American Legion and the Eagles. He enjoyed being in the outdoors, whether he was working, golfing, hunting, fishing, sledding or swimming. He enjoyed playing cards, especially pinochle. RD loved going to Disney World, Mickey Mouse and NASCAR, and he was a cowboy at heart. Most of all, RD loved being with his kids, grandkids and his dogs.
In addition of to his wife of 50 years, he is survived by his son, William “Bill” (and Susan) Pierce; a daughter, Amanda Pierce; four grandchildren, Wes, Ella, Abby and Chelsea Pierce; and a brother, John (and Nancy) Pierce.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Jim Pierce.
A private funeral service is planned Friday at Eagle-Marry Funeral Home, Morenci, with brother-in-law John Maddox officiating. Public visitation is scheduled from 9 until 11 a.m., also on Friday. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Eaton Rapids.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Lenawee Humane Society.