Robert Bentley “Jake” Piercy
Jun 05, 2012 | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Robert Bentley “Jake” Piercy, 85, of Paducah, formerly of Cadiz, died on Sunday, May 20, 2012, at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah.

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.
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