James (Jimmy) Pierce

Sep 23rd, 1965 - Feb 4th, 2021


Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home

Sat, Feb. 13th, 2021 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home

Sat, Feb. 13th, 2021 1:00 p.m.


Blairsville Cemetery

Sat, Feb. 13th, 2021

James (Jimmy) Pierce

James (Jimmy) Pierce, 55, born September 23, 1965 passed away peacefully at his Murphysboro home on Thursday, February 4, 2021. Jimmy was born and raised in Bush, Illinois.

Jimmy was a well-known tattoo artist and worked for Murphysboro township.

Jimmy was preceded in death by his father, Larry E. Pierce of Herrin, Illinois; step-father, Carl Tweedy of Bush; grandparents, Henry (Peck) and Anna Holland of Bush, Jake Pierce of Granite City, Alice Pierce Hunt of Bush; step-son, Rusty McCaleb; half-brother, Larry Pierce Jr.; nephew, Brent Holland.

He is survived by his wife, (Virginia) Jenny Pierce; sons, Quentin Caine Hendricks, Nathan McFarland; step-son, Bruce (Cindy) McCaleb, Larry McCaleb; five grandchildren; his fur babies, Deo and Reese’s; mother, Jacqueline Tweedy of Bush; sister, Barbara (Jimmy) Holland of Vienna (Bush); brothers, Danny Darling (Pierce) of Hart Michigan, Brian (Tammy) Pierce of Makanda, Carl Tweedy Jr. of Bush; close nieces and nephews, Jeremy Holland of Bush, Jake Holland serving at Fort Benning, Jordan Barcellos, Chelsey Brewer, Brian Pierce Jr., Alexis (Sidro) Castro and many other close family members and friends who will greatly miss him.

He had lots of dear friends who knew him only as “Tattoo Jimmy”. Jimmy always told us he had six great loves, his wife, his family his dogs, his tattoos and his Jesus. We will miss this kindhearted man.

Funeral services will be held at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Tommy Loyd officiating. Burial will follow at Blairsville Cemetery.

A time of visitation will be held at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin on Saturday, February 13, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at 1:00 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to the family, and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to /201 S. 13th Street, Herrin, Illinois 62948/.

Due to health concerns related to the COVID-19 virus, social distancing and the wearing of masks will be required.

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8 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Laurie

    From: Stanton, Nebraska

    Date: February 6, 2021

    You will be greatly missed my brother love ya

  • Guest: Rev. Thomas E. Bevis

    From: Ava, Illinois

    Date: February 6, 2021

    To Jenny and all of Jimmy’s family, we are so sorry for your loss and we are praying for God’s comfort for you at this difficult time in your lives.

  • Guest: Brian Pierce

    From: Makanda , Illinois

    Date: February 7, 2021

    RIP big brother .

  • Guest: Noreen M Butler

    From: Murphysboro, Illinois

    Date: February 8, 2021

    He Was A Truly Great Friend Of Ours Knew Him For Almost 30 Years He Will Be Truly Missed Very Much R.I.P Jimmy Will Miss U

  • Guest: Barbara Holland

    From: Vienna, Illinois

    Date: February 8, 2021

    I will love you forever Jimmy. I will miss your crazy 1 and 2 a.m. phone calls. I will miss hearing you say Pooch what are you up to? Or I love you to the heavens.

  • Guest: Tracy Jarvis

    From: Hurst, Illinois

    Date: February 10, 2021

    I will miss you Jimmy Joe like Ricky Potter would say!You guys are together now, may you both rest in piece!

  • Guest: Bill cowinw

    From: Wilsville, Illinois

    Date: February 11, 2021

    I will miss coming over see him always in my heart

  • Guest: Dorcas Penson

    From: Du Quoin, Illinois

    Date: February 13, 2021

    So sorry for your loss prayers for you and your family.. I know his brother Carl and his mom.. Not sure if I ever met jimmy tho. But I know he will be missed be many.