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Derek Pierce

Place of birth: Key West, Florida

Captain Derek M. Pierce, loving only son, brother and uncle, left us on June 7, 2016. A young man that left us way too soon, whose  knowledge and love of the ocean was unparalleled. Bandit, First Mate canine and love of his life passed away on July 19, 2012. The life and times of Captain Derek and his First Mate Bandit aboard the  “Full House” were true seafaring adventures. Derek and Bandit were two of a kind working on the Full House. Now, they are meeting at the Rainbow Bridge and heading out fishing. I can still hear Derek saying “Bandit, watch the wheel.” We will never stop loving you my only son.You will remain in our hearts forever. 

Funeral Notice Detail

Derek is survived by parents Sharon and Mike Pierce, sisters Destiny Pierce-O'Brian and Ciara D. Pierce, Nieces Savannah Leigh Pierce-O'Brian, Oceania Lynne Pierce-o'Brian, nephews Augustus Derek Michael Pierce-O'Brian, and Phoenix Ciaran Pierce-O'Brian. Aunts Cheryl Lynch, Sheila Clark and Charlotte LaVigne.  Uncles Phillip Pierce (Maria), Jimmy Pierce, Hamilton Montgomery (Cindy), Uncle Louis Bredice, and Uncle Jeffrey Arnold.  Numerous cousins, family and friends who were very dear to Derek. A special thank you to everyone for their support, calls and visits during this time.  A Celebration of Derek's Life will be held on June 25, 2016, time TBA, at a private residence located at 73 Tamarind Drive, Big Coppitt Key, Florida.   Derek's ashes will be sent to the ocean per his wishes  the following day.  If you wish to attend the celebration, please respond via phone, facebook, email or comment on here. 

A Memorial Service will be held at

Private residence

73 Tamarind Drive

Big Coppitt , FL 33040

On: Jun 25, 2016

6 Responses

  • Cheryl Lynch On

    Derek...wild child.Quite the character. Larger than life.My nephew. May you rest peacefully in the safety of God's arms. With love...Tia Cheryl

  • Destiny Pierce-O'Brian On

    FROM OCEANIA: I want to tell Uncle that I love him very much. I enjoyed spending time with him looking at his fishing pictures! He taught me how to play football and we had so much fun! I wish I could give him big hug and kiss again. I will miss him but he will always be with me. Love, Oceania

  • Destiny Pierce-O'Brian On

    you were the bravest, strongest, most loving uncle anyone could want. I miss and love you so much! if I had 100 uncles, you would be my very favorite out of all 100. I remember that when I was 3, I was scared of you, but now it's the other way around! I'm glad your with bandit and Nana. I am doing a special song dedicated to you. miss and love you, your niece Savannah.

  • Sharon Pierce On

    The void in my heart with you leaving will never be filled. I can only imagine when Bandit,, Midnite, and Rebel met you at the Rainbow Bridge. The blue ocean was forever in your beautiful blue eyes my son. My heart will ache forever but the happy memories of you can never be replaced nor forgotten. I love you forever Derek!

  • Karen Skinner Reid On

    My heart goes out to Mike and Sharon. You raised a strong, caring and honest young man. Stay proud. Love you, Mike and Karen

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