James Patrick Pierson

Austintown -?James Patrick Pierson, 63, of Winthrop Drive, died at 11:33 p.m. Friday at the Cleveland Clinic following a sudden illness.

Mr. Pierson was born Oct. 27, 1950 in East Liverpool, a son of the late John C. and Wilma (Baker) Pierson, and had lived in the area all of his life.

A 1968 graduate of Southern Local, James worked as a team leader for 38 years on the assembly line at GM Lordstown, retiring in 2008. He attended the Harvest Baptist Church.

He is survived by his sons, John (Stephanie) Pierson and Jason (Tricia) Pierson, both of Salem; sisters, Fran Hawkins of Hanoverton and Patti Jordon of Alliance; brother, Denny (Tracey) Pierson of Minerva; and eight grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Salem Saxon Club, 1980 Newgarden Road (state Route 9), Salem with the Rev. Ronald Laughlin of the Harvest Baptist Church officiating.

A gathering of family and friends will take place from 1 p.m. until the time of services Saturday at the Saxon Club.

The family suggests memorial contributions in his memory be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

The Eells-Leggett-Stauffer Funeral Home is assisting the family with his arrangements.

Friends may also view James’ memorial webpage and send condolences online at www.eells-leggett-stauffer.com.