Pierce Eddie Bussey passed away Wednesday, December 28, 2016. He was born December 20, 1936, to the late John and Maggie Bussey, in Aiken County, SC. He was the youngest of seven children, who lived to adulthood and all six of his siblings predeceased him.
He was educated in the public schools of Richmond County, GA, and joined the United States Army at the age of 17. He served honorably for over 20 years, including two tours of duty in South Vietnam and retired at the rank of Sergeant.
“Sarge”, as he was fondly known, was united in marriage to Patricia Brown in 1961. They traveled and lived in several states during his military career. Pat and Sarge retired in Newport News, where she preceded him in death in 2007. During his retirement, he held several part-time jobs, including providing transportation for the disabled and owned and managed a laundromat.
Pierce loved playing cards, visiting casinos, and giving accounts of his many travels. He often traveled to Vietnam and loved the people and culture.
He leaves to cherish his memory, five nieces, Laverne Chambers, Teresa Lynn, Maria Mickens, Melissa. Rivers and his dear niece, Sharon White; three nephews, Chris Echols, Travis Gordon and David Walker; and several great nieces and nephews. He also leaves his special friends and second family, the Trinhs, of Newport News.
A graveside service will held held 11 am Thursday, January 12, 2017 in Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery. Altmeyer Funeral Home, Denbigh Chapel, is in charge of arrangements