Wayne L. Pierson, age 77, of Beaver Dams, NY passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at his home.
Wayne was born on November 23, 1939 in Corning, NY, the son of the late Kenneth T. and the late Flora (Crane) Pierson. He married Sharon A. Lyons in 1987. She predeceased him on February 14, 2013. Wayne was a self-employed carpenter for over 40 years, working various jobs throughout Florida and New York.
Wayne was an extraordinary musician with the ability to play any instrument you put in front of him. He was a member of the Southern Tier Bluegrass Association and played bluegrass music for the Black Diamond Band. When he wasn’t playing his music, he was known to be a “jack of all trades” – building multiple homes for himself and his family. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who will be missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by daughter, Tina (Daniel) Greene of Beaver Dams, NY; son, Wayne (Pam) Pierson of Beaver Dams, NY; grandchildren: Daniel Pierson, Greg Greene,, Alexis Parkhurst, Wayne Pierson; two great grandchildren; sisters: Barb Briglan and Susan Ravet of PA; brother, Kenneth (Galva) Pierson of Corning, NY; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, Wayne was predeceased by his five siblings.
It was Wayne’s wish that there be no services. Carpenter’s Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney St., Corning, NY has been entrusted with the arrangements.