Al Pierce

May 22, 1945 - April 2, 2022


Alonzo Finch Pierce, Jr. (Al) died Saturday, April 2, 2022, at Chowan River Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Paradise Road in Edenton.  He was born in Bertie County on May 22, 1945, to the late Alonzo “Boney” Finch Pierce, Sr. and Ercel Dunning Pierce. 

Al and Billie were married forty years and they traveled the United States from “stem to stern” for thirty-five of those great years.  Al was an amazing man; he was the youngest Vice President ever to be appointed at Wachovia Bank and he worked in the Student Loan Financial Services of banking for over fifty years.  Al was an avid sports fan, he loved his Dallas Cowboys, the New York Yankees, anything Carolina and everything NASCAR.  Besides his wife, Al's next true love was his Ford F-350 Lariat truck.

Survivors include his wife, Billie Martin Pierce of the home, daughter Robbin Pierce of London, England, son Alonzo "Lonny" Finch Pierce III of Winston-Salem, and grandson Leo Pierce Price of London.

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03/02/24 02:46 PM #1    

Roy Cooke

I worked with Al fifty years ago in student loan servicing.  He was very intellegent and a great person to work with.  When Al, David Bowdish and I travelled together, I would tell the locals I represented the circus and those two guys were the stars.  David was about 5'5 and Al was 7' tall.

Not sure if either one of the appreciated that, but they always played along.

Thanks for making the world a happier place to live.

Roy Cooke

03/03/24 12:26 PM #2    

David Cotterill

I remember well "big Al" and enjoyed Roy's comment about the size difference.

As I recall, Al was a competent , hard worker with a great sense of humor . I was fortunate to know him from his early days a WB/WSI and enjoyed being on the team with him.



03/04/24 09:26 AM #3    

George Fain

He once told me he could squash me into the found, I responded ok I will take your kneecap on the way down. He laughed and the tension was over.

He told me the worst of elevation was young girls wanting a response to their question of, how is the weather up there?

Yes he was quick and reliable.

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