Tom Franklin Pierce
July 13, 1953 ~ December 5, 2022
Tom F. Pierce, 69, Brandon, died Monday, December 5, 2022, at the Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls after a gallant battle with cancer.
A Celebration of Life will be held Wednesday, December 28, 2022, 5-7pm, at Heartland Funeral Home, with a short time of sharing at 7pm.
Tom Franklin Pierce was born July 13, 1953, in Indiana to Lovic and Virginia Pierce.
He met his wife, Carole, in 1984 and they trained to become licensed barbers at Moler Barber College in Sacramento, CA. They opened a barber shop/coffee shop/florist in Meadow Vista, CA in 1988. After 14 years in business, they closed the shop and moved to Brandon, SD in 2002 where Tom was employed at Allegiant Air in Sioux Falls.
During their time in Brandon, Tom also worked at the Brandon School District as a bus driver and janitor and the driver of the Sioux Falls Trolley.
Tom is survived by his wife, Carole; his sister, Ann (Bill) Lineberry, daughters, Kelly Conn, Christyanna (Corey) Arnold, and Andrea (John) Rogers. He enjoyed 10 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, and a close relationship with Jesus Christ.