He was born on Jan. 27, 1927.
Robert was a native of Trigg County and a 1945 graduate of Trigg County High School. He received an art degree from Murray State University in 1951.
He was a member of Lone Oak First Baptist Church and in his later years attended Westminster Presbyterian Church. “Jake,” as he was known by many, was a member of Ducks Unlimited, National Wildlife Association, The Moose Club, American Legion, was a lover of wildflowers and had a keen interest in conservation.
He was also proud that he had been a long-life democrat. An avid golfer, he was a long time member of Rolling Hills Country Club and was a former member of the Board of Directors. He served as exalted ruler of Paducah’s Elks Lodge No. 217, which was very special to him. He was a veteran of the United States Army and retired from Martin Marietta as a design draftsman.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Antoinette Palmer “Toni” Piercy; his father, Bentley Piercy; his mother and step- father, Ruth Cunningham Piercy Humphries and Charles Humphries; one step- sister, and two step- brothers.
He is survived by one brother, Dean Piercy of Roanoke, Va.; one daughter, Susanne Palmer Piercy of Lexington; one son, Charles Matthew Piercy of Paducah; two grandchildren, Ryan Piercy and Rachel Piercy, both of Marshall County; one great-granddaughter, Halle Piercy of Marshall County; one niece, Kathy Ford of Roanoke, Va.; and two nephews, Bentley Piercy of Memphis and Mick Piercy of Denver.