Joseph Brent Pierce

March 7, 1970 - August 14, 2016
Joseph Brent Pierce

Joseph “Brent” Pierce, age 46, of Wilmington, passed away on Sunday August 14th, 2016.

He was born on March 7, 1970, in Wilmington, NC., the son of Cecelia and Joseph Ervin Pierce.

In his younger years Brent enjoyed spending summers with his grandfather Red in the Florida Keys. Those times contributed to his love for the beaches and water. A proud native of Wilmington, he graduated from Hoggard High School in 1989. With honor, he wore the #90 in positions on the offensive and defensive lines. Brent helped the Vikings win a State Championship during his high school career. After he graduated he joined the United States Navy and sailed the seas all over the world. Following his time in the Navy, he returned to Wilmington and worked in construction. You could always guarantee that Brent was watching and cheering for NC State Wolfpack or Washington Redskins.

Brent is proceeded in death by his father Joe Pierce, his paternal grandparents, Billy and Betty Pierce, and his maternal grandparents, Red and Cecile Bradshaw.

Brent is survived by his mother, Cecelia Coston and step-dad Larry Coston. Brent and his mom had a very special bond. He is also survived by his brother Rhett Seaton, step-brother Scott Coston, and his nieces and nephews Deryck Seaton , Erika Seaton Jones, Shiloh Seaton, Madison Coston, and Derek Jones III. He had a special place in his heart for all his friends, especially his best friends, Jeff Lennon, Terry Pennington, Taw Carson and Hannah Purvis.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, August 24, 2016, from 2:00PM till 3:00PM at Wilmington Funeral and Cremation Chapel. A service to celebrate Joseph’s life will follow at 3:00PM.

In lieu of flowers, contributions made to Hoggard High School Football Fund, in memory of Brent, would be greatly appreciated.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S.41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099.

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  • August 19, 2016
    Katrina Dellinger lit a candle:
    Lit since August 19, 2016 at 8:03:55 AM

  • September 03, 2016
    Glenn Davenport says:
    Family, I am so sorry to learn this sad news. The stories that others shared below speak to the impact that Brent had on so many lives. I don't know that I have ever read such precious memories shared on a condolence page. I hope those warm memories bring you all comfort. I will be praying for you all.

  • August 27, 2016
    Patrick says:
    Will miss u Brent Lots of great memories and even though he only met my wife mabey twice 15 years ago and she remembered him saying "he was always smiling" and that's how I will remember Brent always with a smile Will be praying for u and your family

  • August 23, 2016
    Rebecca Rogers says:
    May you rest in peace Brent! Always one to show up when you least expect it and one who always smiled as the day is long! May those blue eyes light up heaven! Praying for your family during this time and celebrating the life and many laughs you gave.

  • August 21, 2016
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