Franklin J. Pierson

April 16, 1947 - September 29, 2016

04/16/1947 - 09/29/2016

Past Services

Sunday October 02, 2016
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel
118 Grant Avenue
Moundsville, WV 26041
304-845-4560 | Directions
Monday October 03, 2016
Mt. Calvary Cemetery-Wheeling
1685 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 242-0460 | Directions
Monday October 03, 2016
11:00 am
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel
118 Grant Avenue
Moundsville, WV 26041
304-845-4560 | Directions

Pierson, Franklin Junior, 69, of Moundsville, W.Va. passed away on Thursday, September 29, 2016, after a courageous battle with cancer at Liza’s Place in Wheeling.

He was born April 16, 1947 in Aleppo, Pa., a son of the late Frank and Lucille (Grinage) Pierson. Frank was a retired employee of American Electric Power. He was a veteran of the United States Army and served our country in the Vietnam War. Frank was Christian by faith. He loved spending time outdoors, was an avid hunter, and enjoyed many yearly trips to Canada and Colorado with his hunting buddies. He cherished family vacations, spending time with those he loved, adored his granddaughter, and loved cheering her on as she played sports.

Frank was loved and will be dearly missed by his wife Arlene Pierson of Moundsville; one son, Tony (Lorri) White of Moundsville; one granddaughter, Tristen White; three sisters, Irma Urey, Ruth Morris, and Woneeda (Karl) Gary all of Pa.; four brothers, James (Romona) Pierson, George Pierson, John (Suzie) Pierson of Pa., and Gary Pierson of Va.; two sisters-in-law, Rhonda (John) Morrell of Wheeling, W.Va. and Geraldine (Robert) Clutter of Benwood, W.Va.; his nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, other relatives, and many dear friends.

Friends will be received on Sunday, October 2, 2016 from 2-8 pm at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Avenue, Moundsville, where funeral services will be held on Monday, October 3, 2016 at 11 am with Rev. Douglas Ondeck officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling, with military honors.

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Bill Fasbinder
2 years ago

My name is Bill Fasbinder and I served with a Frank Pierson in Vietnam. We were with the 101st Airborne. I just came across an address where he lived in Wind Ridge PA. I am just curious if this is the same Frank. Either way I am very sorry for your loss.

Cheryl J Skinner, WV Patriot Guard
6 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time

May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Franklin J. Pierson, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your work on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

My thoughts and prayers are with the family of…..

US Army Veteran, Franklin J. Pierson, “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Betty Persinger
6 years ago

Arlene Tony Lorri and Tristen, We are so sorry for your loss. May your wonderful memories comfort you at this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Persinger Family

Mary Jane Dinsmore Kent
6 years ago

So sorry to hear of Frank’s passing. We weren’t close, but I always considered the entire family good friends of mine. Sending prayers of sympathy and comfort.

Faye Hartley
6 years ago

My thoughts and sencear condollance to the family.

shawn dobson
6 years ago

havent seen you all in so long ..i was sorry to hear the sad news from so far away …im sure you are missed from so many close friends and close family ..prayers to all you in this time of loss

Annette Pierson
6 years ago

We are saddened for your loss. Our love and heartfelt condolences to Arlene, Tony and the rest of his family.

Mrs. Lisa Schlanz
7 years ago

His love for Tristen and his family was special. Prayers to all of you during this loss.

Mary Crawford Brown Franks cousin.
7 years ago

We had a lot of good times going to their house playing ball.

Tammi Johnson
7 years ago

My uncle frankie was a great man very funny very nice I will miss him dearly