Paducah Sep. 03, 1929 | Jan. 16, 2022
Paducah | Sep. 03, 1929 | Jan. 16, 2022
John Thomas "J.T." Piercefield, age 92, of Paducah, Kentucky, passed away on Sunday, January 16, 2022 at the Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center.
J.T. was born in Warsaw, Kentucky on September 3, 1929 to the late E.D. and Eva Lawrence Piercefield.  He was a 1947 graduate of Holmes High School in Covington, Kentucky.  J.T.  studied Marketing at St. Xavier University and was a graduate of the Dale Carnegie business program.  He then went on to serve in the United States Naval Reserves where he played the drums in the Naval Reserve Band.  He retired as Marketing Manager at Beef Specialists of Iowa and was the former owner of Lakeside Camping Resort and Marina on Kentucky Lake.
Known as a "jack of all trades", J.T. 's interests included gardening, woodworking, golfing with friends and fishing.  He was a member of Rosary Chapel Catholic Church where he served in the Men's Ministry and was a long time member of Parish Council.  His service to the church led him to be honored by the Bishop with the "Sophia Award" and he was also dignified as a Kentucky Colonel.  His biggest passion was his family which led him to not only attend or coach every sporting event for his children and grandchildren, but also to start the Marshall County High School Booster Club.      
He will be remembered as someone who loved big, cherished his family and friends and enjoyed life to its fullest. 
J.T. is survived by his wife of 73 years, Mary Reinecke Piercefield; his daughter, Patty Piercefield Lane of Paducah; three sons, John Piercefield (Kathleen) of Dry Ridge, Kentucky, Daniel J. Piercefield of Eddyville and Jim Piercefield (Kelley) of Benton; ten grandchildren, Ashley Lane Henley (Sean), Kirby Lane Cornwell (Chad) Noah Piercefield (Tabitha), Anna Selina Arnett, Aaron Piercefield (Jessica), Sean Piercefield (Regina), Benjamin D. Piercefield (Rachel), Bailey Bate (Jon), Logan Piercefield and Riley J. Piercefield; and ten great-grandchildren, Ava Lane Baker, Max Cornwell, Cecilia Henley, SJ Henley, Conner Piercefield, Jackson Piercefield (Katelyn), Alexander Arnett, Galen Arnett, Nicholas Arnett and Sophia Celeste Bate.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Harry Piercefield and Roy Piercefield, and his parents
A funeral mass will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, January 20, 2022 at Rosary Chapel Catholic Church with Rev. Emmanuel Udoh officiating.  Burial will follow at St. Henry Catholic Church Cemetery in Aurora, Kentucky.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah.  A prayer service will be held at 7:00 pm at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donation to: Community Kitchen, 1237 Martin Luther King Jr Dr, Paducah, KY 42001.
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