Reuben  Pierson Jr.
Reuben S. Pierson, Jr., 85, of Ottumwa, died at 1:52 a.m. September 17, 2019 at Good Samaritan Society-Ottumwa.
He was born May 20, 1934 in Ottumwa to Reuben and Vondetta Cropp Pierson Sr. He married Mildred Louise Williams and she preceded him in death.
Growing up in Ottumwa, Reuben served with the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. He had worked in the paint department at John Deere Ottumwa Works.
Surviving are 5 grandchildren, David Nathaniel, Natisha Bright, Aaron (Laura) Bright, Meagan (Monico) Requena, Duncan Bright; 9 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and his Point of Grace Church family.
He was preceded in death by a step-son, Cecil Bright; step-daughters, Patricia Buxton and Beverely Bright; a brother, Robert Pierson and a sister, Mary Elizabeth.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Reece Funeral Home with Rev. Frank Bell and Rev. Paul Hughes officiating. Burial will be in Shaul Cemetery with military services conducted by Walter B. Schafer Post #775 Veterans of Foreign Wars and O.B. Nelson Post #3 American Legion.
Visitation begins at 10 a.m. Sunday with the family present from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Memorials may be made to Wapello County Veterans Affairs.
Published on September 17, 2019


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Courtney Coleman
Sep 21, 2019
Sending love and prayers to my family in Ottumwa love u always uncle Reuben💐💜