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Posted on June 13, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.

July 29, 1965 - June 12, 2013

GOSHEN — William “Fred” Pierce, 47, died Wednesday morning, June 12, 2013, at home.

He was born July 29, 1965, in New Castle to James D. and Patricia E. (Butler) Pierce. On March 17, 2006, in Goshen, he married Penny O’Fallon.

She survives along with his father, James, and a son, Josh Pierce, all of Goshen; stepdaughter Autumn Branham of Elkhart; two stepsons, John Paul Branham and Christopher Branham; eight stepgrandchildren; two sisters, Crystal (Bruce) Purvis of Goshen and Melony Long of White Pigeon, Mich.; and a brother, Terry Maloyed of Goshen.

He was preceded in death by his mother.

Fred was a throat cancer survivor. He worked many years at Forest River RV; more recently he had been a gas attendant at Kroger.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2013, prior to a 7 p.m. memorial service at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home. Pastor Ted Carroll of Spirit of Faith Fellowship will officiate.

His body will be cremated.

Memorial contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society or United Cancer Services of Elkhart County.