Warren E. Pierce, 60, of Casey, Illinois, departed for an eternal fishing trip with his dad and father-in-law at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. 

He was born Nov. 8, 1956, in Vincennes, Indiana, the son of Ralph Eugene and Laura Mae Hall Pierce. On Feb. 23, 1976, he married Vicki Sue Stephens in Robinson.

Survivors include his wife, Vicki Pierce of Casey; daughters, Linda (Lary) Sales of  Casey, Lisa Pierce, Christy Pierce and Sarah Pierce all of Toledo, Illinois; grandchildren, Anthony and Tyler DeLay of Elk City, Oklahoma, Ryan DeLay of Casey, Allie and Jacob Legg of Toledo, and Shayla Radtke of Toledo; mother, Laura Pierce of Mount Carmel; and siblings, Jerry Pierce of Hot Springs, Arkansas, Mark (Sharon) Pierce, David Pierce, Roger Pierce, Carl (Juanita) Pierce and Loretta Pierce all of Mount Carmel. He was preceded in death by his father.

Warren was a 1976 graduate of Robinson High School. He worked in Oklahoma oilfields for several years and recently worked in industrial maintenance at Pretium Packing in Paris, Illinois. 

Warren was diagnosed with lung cancer in June 2015 and was disabled shortly thereafter. He enjoyed fishing, motorcycle riding, woodworking, working on cars and was an avid coffee and Pepsi drinker.

Warren was passionate about helping others and had a big heart. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Memorial services will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 15, 2017, at Markwell Funeral Home, 200 N. Central Ave., Casey, IL, with Rev Diane Jarrard and Rev. Lary Sales officiating. The family requests you bring your favorite “Warren” story to share.   

Memorial donations may be made to Sarah Bush Lincoln Cancer Center, 1000 Health Center Drive, Mattoon, IL 61938.

To view the full obituary, send a condolence message, light a candle or post photos, visit www.markwellfuneralhome.com. Markwell Funeral Home of Casey, Illinois, is in charge of the arrangements.

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