James Pierson

AUSTINTOWN-James Patrick Pierson, 63, of Winthrop Drive, passed away at 11:33 p.m., Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 at the Cleveland Clinic following a sudden illness with his sons by his side.

Mr. Pierson was born Oct. 27, 1950 in East Liverpool, Ohio, a son of the late John C. and Wilma (Baker) Pierson.

A 1968 graduate of Southern Local, Mr. Pierson worked as a team leader for 38 years on the assembly line at GM Lordstown, retiring in 2008.

He also attended the Harvest Baptist Church.

He is survived and will be dearly remembered by his sons, John Pierson and Jason Pierson, both of Salem; sisters, Fran Hawkins of Hanoverton and Patti Jordon of Alliance; brother, Denny Pierson of Minerva; his former wife, Candi (Smith) Pierson; and eight grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 at the Salem Saxon Club, 1980 New Garden Rd.(State Route 9), Salem, Ohio with the Rev. Ronald Laughlin of the Harvest Baptist Church officiating.

A gathering of family and friends will take place from 1 p.m. until the time of services Saturday at the Saxon Club.

The Eells-Leggett-Stauffer Funeral Home is assisting the family with his arrangements.