I Timothy 6-12
“Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold the eternal life to which you were called when you
made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.”
Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.”
Max Raymond Pierce passed away in Hattiesburg, Mississippi on Thursday, January 27, 2022 . Max Pierce was a life-long resident of Mississippi born to Winic and Meliora Pierce on February 19, 1934 . Mr. Pierce graduated from Sanford High School in 1951 and also attended the University of Southern Mississippi. He loved the Lord and his family. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Barbara Harwell Pierce of Hattiesburg, MS, his son, Alton Raymond Pierce (Julie) of Hattiesburg, MS, grandchildren, Skylan R. Pierce of Starkville, MS and Colton R. Pierce of Hattiesburg, MS. In addition, he is survived by his brothers, H.L. Pierce (Roma Faye) of Hattiesburg, MS, Billy Pierce (Mildred) of Humble, TX, and Jerry Pierce (Joyce) of Hattiesburg, MS. In addition, he is survived by numerous nephews and nieces.
Mr. Pierce of Pierce Automotive was a vital part of the car dealership community in Hattiesburg. He worked in this arena for many years starting with Pontiac and Consolidated Datsun. Then in 1975, he started Toyota of Hattiesburg and ran a very successful business for over 47 years; in addition, he operated Hattiesburg Cars. He was the recipient of many President’s Awards and Service Excellence Awards with Toyota.
Mr. Pierce believed in being an active part of the community and helping others. He was an active supporter of various programs at the University of Southern Mississippi and William Carey University. He was a supporter of Southeast Mississippi Fellowship of Christian Athletes.Mr. Pierce participated in many fundraisers and drives in our area. He believed in education and once said, “The greatest need in AMERICA today is education”. He hosted many events for public schools to educate them on jobs and training available for them in the dealerships.
He was a member and Deacon at Glendale Baptist Church for many years, and eventually started attended First Baptist Church of Hattiesburg (Venture Church) to attend with his grandchildren. He always had an extra Bible on hand to share with others.
Mr. Pierce enjoyed going to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, AL for family reunions. He loved attending USM football, basketball and baseball games. He enjoyed traveling with Toyota on various trips across the world.
He was dearly loved by all who knew him. He will be deeply missed.
Graveside Service will be held at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church on Saturday, January 29, 2022 at 2:00 PM. The address in 553 Bethel Church Road, Seminary, MS 39479
Thank you to all the Healthcare Workers and Caregivers.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in honor of Max Pierce to :
Homes of Hope for Children
344 Harold Tucker Rd.
Purvis, MS 39475
Max Pierce Automotive Scholarship Fund at Pearl River Community College Pearl River Development Foundation
P.O. Box 5118, Poplarville, MS 39470
Whatever donation you make Mr. Pierce will double your contribution.