Russell Lee Pierce, 1942-2023

Oct 1, 2023


Lt. Col. (Ret.) Russell Lee Pierce passed away at home in Falls Church, Virginia, surrounded by his family on August 18, 2023. He was 81.

He was born and raised in Indianapolis and took a commission in the U.S. Air Force upon graduation from the University of Tulsa. He completed 23 years of service in defense logistics before retiring to a second career in accounting. He held a master’s degree from Central Michigan University.

He served as a Little League umpire and sideline football official in the area for more than 40 years. In 2005, he was selected to umpire in the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

He was pre-deceased by his parents, his brother Larry Pierce, and his sister Jan Rosborough.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Carol Spivey Pierce, former manager of Washington programs for NNA; his son James Russell Pierce (Erika) and his two cherished granddaughters, Elaina and Juliana Pierce.

Services will be private.