Larry David Pierce was born at a young age on April 15, 1957 to Elmer and Amber Pierce in Moses Lake, Washington. He grew up in a close family and community with his lifelong friend, Steve Jones. He became an Eagle Scout and was very proud of this achievement. He loved camping and water skiing with his family in Twin Lakes, WA each summer.
After graduating from high school, Larry trained as a certified mechanic at the Arizona Automotive Institute. He worked in Spokane, WA before moving to Kirkland, WA as a Precision Tune partner. There he met Sue Dorsing and they married on January 10, 1987. Their children Jason, Julie and Jerry were born and the family lived in Everett and Lake Stevens.
In 1989 Larry accepted a position at Boeing in Everett, where he worked for many years. During one of the Boeing layoffs, he was invited by his sister Patricia Fawcett and her husband John to train as a driving instructor at the Defensive Driving School. Larry discovered he loved teaching driver speeches and opened the Lake Stevens office in June 2003. Larry was often asked for as an instructor and always had the goal of making learning fun.
Larry loved boating and would love to drag the kids and friends around Lake Stevens on his boat for hours. He loved camping, hunting, and fishing with family and friends.
Larry was a kind and generous man. Under a rugged exterior was the heart of a teddy bear. He loved God, his wife, children, grandchildren, family and friends dearly. All of his efforts went into providing for those he loved. He had a strong work ethic but also knew how to have fun. He was great at giving big hugs. He always saw the beauty of nature and enjoyed visiting his nephew Michael Kennedy and others on his motorcycle trips. He lived his life with purpose, one day at a time, in gratitude to God.
Larry Pierce leaves behind his wife Sue Pierce, brother Steven (and Shari) Pierce, children Jason (and Kayla) Pierce, Julie (and Stephen) Hess and Jerry Pierce, grandchildren Melia Hess, Anthony Hess and Aria Pierce, and many nieces and nephews. In death he was preceded by his parents Elmer and Amber Pierce, brother Dayle Pierce, sister Pat Fawcett, and sister Sandra Countryman. Many others will miss him, including his “brother” Keith Kyle.
A Celebration of Life followed by a reception will be held for Larry Pierce on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 11 a.m. at the Bethany Christian Assembly in Everett, WA. Participants can wear stealth or Seahawks gear in his honor. A live stream link is available via email by contacting us [email protected]
April 15, 1957 – September 25, 2021
Published by The Herald (Everett) October 22-23, 2021.