J. WILLIAM "BILL" PIERCE
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April 1, 1923 ~ February 20, 2011
"Bill, the Accordion Man ~ Keep Smilin' Kid"
Bill Pierce, 87, of Vancouver, WA, passed away on Feb. 20, 2011 at SW WA Medical Center surrounded by family and friends. He was born in Douglas, ND and moved to Vancouver over 60 years ago.
Bill spent most of his working years playing and teaching piano, organ, and accordion up and down the west coast. In his later years, he had a small accordion repair/sales business and continued giving music lessons.
Bill leaves behind many nieces and nephews.
He was the last of his eight siblings to pass away.
A Celebration of Bill's Life will be held in July, to be announced.
Please sign Bill's guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits.
Evergreen Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel
1101 NE 112th Avenue
Vancouver, WA 98684
Published in The Columbian on Apr. 6, 2011