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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Wednesday, August 24, 2016
3:00 PM

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016
2:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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1535 South 41st Street
Wilmington, NC 28403
910-791-9099

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  • August 19, 2016
    Gail York lit a candle:
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  • August 19, 2016
    (Pender) Danny Lindsey says:
    Sending prayers to all friends and family. Brent was a good friend and we shared many good times in high school. Sad day... rest in peace my friend.

  • August 19, 2016
    (Pender) Danny Lindsey says:
    Prayers for all family and friends. Sad day.....rest in peace my friend.

  • August 19, 2016
    Corey & Sherry Johnson says:
    Brent was such a wonderful friend. We had some good times and great memories. You've left us too soon but we know your looking down on us keeping us on our toes. Making sure we always laugh and to make sure we live life to the fullest. RIP our friend. Until we meet again. Sending prayers to your family.

  • August 18, 2016
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