Eldon Cory Pierson, 32, of Harbor Beach, passed away from injuries sustained from a tragic accident on June 25, 2022.
Eldon was born July 3, 1989, to Sandra “Sam” (Wright) Gobie and Allen “Mike” Pierson in Deckerville, Michigan. He married Gabrielle Leidy on March 28, 2019 in Las Vegas.
He lived most of his life in Minden City and graduated from Ubly High School in 2007. Eldon worked as a butcher at both Weltin & Maurer Meatpacking, before joining his dad at Pierson Piling as a foreman/operator building seawalls. He would often collect interesting stones and rocks from job sites and enjoyed watching eagles over the water.
Eldon had his own unique style. Each time you saw him, he would either have a different hair color or a new tattoo. He took pride in his talent for finding the most bizarre items from multiple pawn shops.
Eldon liked tearing up the go-cart tracks with his wife on weekends and aspired to open his own track someday. Other things Eldon enjoyed were spending time with his children, fishing, kayaking, skateboarding, and hunting & target shooting with his brother. Another hobby he had consisted of driving anything with a motor on it. If it didn’t have a motor, he would figure out a way to put one on it.
Eldon was very creative and artistic. He would often paint or draw on anything he could make bright and colorful. Eldon was a free-spirited, rebellious individual who undoubtedly lived his life to the fullest.
Eldon is survived by his wife of three years, Gabrielle (Leidy) Pierson; daughters, Mya-Lee, Macie, and Zoey Pierson; step-children, Cameron, Jayce, and Gemma; his parents Sandra “Sam” Gobie and Mike Pierson (Jen Smigielski); siblings, Nolan (Bette) Pierson, Stephanie Young (Tyler Smith), McKenzie Young (Patrick Jobson), Trinity Pierson, Dalton Pierson; grandparents, Valerie Pierson, Marvin & Judith Wright; several aunts, uncles, and cousins. He is also survived by his three nephews, Blaine, Parker, & Ty Pierson, who idolized their Uncle Eldon tremendously.
He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Stephen Gobie, Sr., grandfather, Albin Pierson, and aunt, Carla Pierson.
The funeral service will be 11:00 am Saturday, July 2 at the Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home in Ubly. Visitation for Eldon will be at the funeral home on Friday, July 1 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, July 2 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Burial will take place at the Minden City Cemetery. In true Eldon fashion, a motorcycle procession will escort him to his final resting place. Luncheon will follow at the Minden City Hall.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Eldon’s family, care of his brother, Nolan Pierson.