Robert Sanford Pierce

Robert Sanford Pierce

Robert Sanford Pierce slipped away to his heavenly home on June 16, 2023 after suffering from Parkinson’s Disease for 13 years.

He was born April 5, 1956 at Mary Elizabeth Hospital in Raleigh to Ronald E. Pierce and Elizabeth Ann Pierce of Zebulon. He graduated from North Carolina State University where he finished in 3 years and was a loyal Wolfpack fan his entire life. He then continued to Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham AL where he received his Juris Doctorate degree.

Surviving are his wife of 36 years, Elizabeth Nicholson Pierce; son, Stephen Sanford Pierce; mother, Libby Ann Pierce, all of Pearces, NC; brother Ronald S. Pierce and wife, Bonnie; niece Sherry all of Charlotte; nephew, Ronnie and wife, Belinda; one year old great-niece, Olivia of Easley SC. Also surviving are an aunt, Peggy Clevenger (Clinton) and uncle, Johnny Smith, numerous cousins and their families.

Graveside Service will take place at his home church, Pearce Baptist Church in Pearces, NC on Monday June 19 at 3:00 pm. Visitation will follow the graveside service.  He will lie in repose from 2 – 2:45 pm prior to the service.

Flowers welcome, or memorial contributions may be made to the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research or any animal rescue that depends on donations to keep their doors open.

Arrangements are entrusted to Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third St., Wendell, NC 27591.


  • Elliott Taylor Posted June 16, 2023 10:15 pm

    It was a joy to worship, sing alongside,and serve God with Rob. I will fondly remember our conversations we had on many occasions. I will always be grateful for his advice,counsel, and legal representation he provided so effectively in times of personal family crisis. He was our family deacon and our friend.

  • Wanda Wall Pell Posted June 18, 2023 1:58 pm

    So sorry to hear of Rob’s passing. He was one of my first playmates and a great friend through high school. He also did the closing on our first house. A wonderful man with a heart of gold.

  • Kimberly Cullen Posted June 19, 2023 7:36 pm

    Your family are in my thoughts and prayers

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