Andrew Pierce Sr., U.S. Army veteran

March 12, 2019

Andrew Pierce Sr. (Andy) of Millsboro passed away suddenly Friday, March 8, 2019, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes.  Andrew was born in Wilmington, the son of the late Leo and Dorothea Elder Pierce. 

Andrew was a veteran of the U.S. Army and honorably discharged as a sergeant. He also enjoyed a successful career as a butcher. His career began at the Deluxe Meat Market in Wilmington which was owned and operated by his brother-in-law. After moving to Sussex County, he then worked at The Country Butcher Shop in Georgetown.

Andrew then owned and operated his own businesses, both Nebraska Meats in Lewes and Peddlers Village Meat Market in Lewes. Finally, Andrew was employed as a butcher for over 20 years at Hocker’s Super Center in Ocean View. He enjoyed his time working with George and Brian, and was friends with all of his co-workers at Hocker’s.

Andrew is survived by his wife, Deborah Pierce; their three children: Deborah Miller (Tunie) and husband Harry, Andrea Lowe and husband Roy, and Andrew Pierce Jr. and his fiancée Crystal; his sister, Dorothea Macholl; seven grandchildren: Nicole Pierce, Korin Pierce, Harry Miller Jr., Colby Lowe, Thorn Lowe, Diamond Mahan and Cayla Marine; one great-grandchild, Nicole Cautillo (Tink); along with several nieces and nephews, all of whom he dearly loved. 

He was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.

A Memorial Service is planned for Saturday, March 16, at Watson Funeral Home, 211 S. Washington St., Millsboro at 7 p.m., where friends may call from 6 to 7 p.m., for visitation. Inurnment will be held with Military Honors at 1 p.m., Monday, March 18, at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Dagsboro.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that in his memory you “pay it forward” by performing a good deed, helping someone in need, or showing a meaningful act of kindness to even an unexpecting stranger. In doing so, the positive impact will make a difference in the world as Andrew’s life on earth has made to all of us. 


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