• Greg Pierce

    Asked by ticklingcancer on Saturday, October 17, 2020

    Greg Pierce

    Just thought I would let everyone know, our fearless leader Greg Pierce passed away early this morning surrounded by Family. You don’t need me to tell how remarkable he truly was. He and I became friends back in 2012. I don’t look up to many people but I sure looked up to Greg. Love you buddy!!! Rest Easy...

    66 Answers from the Community

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    • Kp2018's Avatar
      Kp2018

      Oh, what heartbreaking news. My deepest sympathy to Greg's family and dear friends.

      3 months ago
    • Bug's Avatar
      Bug

      Oh, yes, this is indeed heartbreaking news. He was such a great person. I am so sad. Sincerest sympathy and love to Donna and the rest of his family.

      3 months ago
    • Bug's Avatar
      Bug

      And thank you for letting us know, ticklingcancer.

      3 months ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      That’s terrible news. I know he did so much good in our world and in the world in general. He will be missed greatly — he already is. I send my deepest condolences to Donna and all of his other loved ones.

      3 months ago
    • PaulineJ's Avatar
      PaulineJ

      This is heartbreaking.I was always checking his posts and comments.My deepest symathy to Donna , DeanaBeana and family.

      3 months ago
    • PaulineJ's Avatar
      PaulineJ

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      3 months ago
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    • Teachertina's Avatar
      Teachertina

      I’m so sorry to hear this! Greg has been Superman to us all here and he will be truly missed! Sympathy to his family, especially Donna. A sad day for the world.

      3 months ago
    • MarcieB's Avatar
      MarcieB

      This is devastating news. It is going to take me a while to process it. My deepest sympathy to his family - he was a lot to lose.

      3 months ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar
      BuckeyeShelby

      Hi TC. Ok, my heart hurts a lot. I joined this site back in 2012. After my diagnosis but before my hysterectomy. And Greg was by my side since the beginning. Greg was always a cheerleader when any of us got good news or was hopeful about a new treatment. And he was there to virtually handhold when we got bad news. I am so sad today. And my thoughts are with Donna and the family.

      3 months ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      I am so heartbroken to read this news. Greg was an incredible leader for all of us, caring and humorous, always with a good attitude. He will be missed more than i can say.

      3 months ago
    • andreacha's Avatar
      andreacha

      I am sitting here, having just read this news, and I am crying. I haven't been on the site for as long as some of you, but this hurts my heart. I thought Greg would live forever, or certainly longer than me. I'm sure that like all others on the site, it's going to take a while to truly understand he is gone. My prayers go out to Donna and the rest of the family and his many friends. We've lost a warm and humble leader. We'll miss you, Greg.

      3 months ago
    • beachbum5817's Avatar
      beachbum5817

      This hurts. We all have lost a great friend and cheerleader for our issues. Greg, you will never be forgotten.

      3 months ago
    • JaneA's Avatar
      JaneA

      I am heartbroken. I have worked with Greg for the past three years. We would "huddle" together via email, deciding on article topics. He was so dedicated to all of us at WhatNext. My thoughts and prayers go out to Donna and his family.

      3 months ago
    • arlenekae's Avatar
      arlenekae

      So, so sorry. I have only been on this site for less than 2 years but I always enjoyed his input and I can tell he was greatly loved. Praying for his family.

      3 months ago
    • po18guy's Avatar
      po18guy

      Eternal rest grant him and may perpetual light shine upon him. May his family and loved ones receive consolation in their time of sorrow. Amen.

      3 months ago
    • legaljen1969's Avatar
      legaljen1969

      Greg will be missed so very much. He has set a great example for all of us to follow- to be uplifting and encouraging. He has rallied around us all and encouraged us to do the same for each other. I know that I am still a relatively newbie compared to most of you, but I took so much hope from Greg's optimism. I had been thinking about trying to find a way to get in touch with Donna so I could send him a little booklet that encouraged me. I guess this is yet another reminder that none of us have unlimited tomorrows. Now he does. Fly high with the angels Greg. We love you and miss you, but know you are still on our side.

      3 months ago
    • myb's Avatar
      myb

      Greg will be missed on here. Sympathies to his family.

      3 months ago
    • PaulineJ's Avatar
      PaulineJ

      Sorry to say this ,but I now I don't trust hospitals even less.God only knows if it was his time to go Home.He suffered so much throughout the years on so many occasions and kept going .Yes God is Worthy to trust 100%,but especially today (the days we're in this world is in no way to trust) We are in the last days and I hope and pray Greg was called Home ,before things get worst.God Knows what He's doing and it was best to call Greg home I guess?Yes,I hurt so bad ,because he was always there for me and everyone.Never left .anyone out in other words.He 's sure a Godly man while he was here and now he's with Jesus.

      Philippians 1:21 King James Version (KJV)
      21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain

      3 months ago
    • ticklingcancer's Avatar
      ticklingcancer

      Donna and I set up a surprise visit to see Greg in late March and then Covid hit. In the interest of keeping Greg from the possibility of getting sick, we decided to postpone the trip. Never in a million years would I have thought that in just a few short months we would have to say goodbye. Greg’s ability to make someone feel good about their cancer diagnosis was truly admirable. We wore our Cancer diagnosis as a badge of honor. On our birthdays it wasn’t so much that we would say happy birthday, it was “hey man, made it another year”. I’ve spoken with Donna and as much as she misses him and as sad and she is, she celebrates the life he lived, and boy did he live, but also finds comfort in knowing that her Superman is no longer in pain. I’m sure gonna miss that guy.

      3 months ago
    • allier4's Avatar
      allier4

      So sorry and heartbroken to hear this news. My sympathy and love to his family during this difficult time.

      3 months ago
    • PaulineJ's Avatar
      PaulineJ

      I use to like coming in this site everyday,but I'm having a very difficult time now to read the comments.This is really heartbreaking for Donna , family ,everyone in here and everyone involded knowing him and Donna.You don't find people as sweet and loving/caring like them >I don't anyways.

      3 months ago
    • ticklingcancer's Avatar
      ticklingcancer

      https://www.stockdalemalinfh.com/obituary/gregory-pierce?fh_id=15811&fbclid=IwAR0-03yesHSCVRvCN-8C-zo2Zv-yhPhj9D-w48eSeSTtDkdTqZv2CSowVfc

      3 months ago
    • ticklingcancer's Avatar
      ticklingcancer

      I was trying to post the link to his Obituary but the link is being difficult. Just copy and paste the entire link and it should work.

      3 months ago
    • Bug's Avatar
      Bug

      ticklingcancer, thank you very much for posting the link.

      3 months ago
    • PaulineJ's Avatar
      PaulineJ

      If you hit the green it should be fine.And you can copy and paste in google if you have problems.But I didn't have a problem clicking on the green.Thank You for the link...

      3 months ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar
      BuckeyeShelby

      Thanks for posting the link to Greg's obit, TC. It worked for me.

      3 months ago
    • KB2013's Avatar
      KB2013

      Just now read the sad news of Greg’s passing. What a kind and wonderful man he was, so beloved by all; his fortitude in living with cancer was an inspiration for me and so many people here at WhatNext. Greg was a titan within the cancer community and will be greatly missed. R.I.P. Greg.

      3 months ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      TC, thank you.

      3 months ago
    • beachbum5817's Avatar
      beachbum5817

      Ticklingcancer, thank you for the link to Greg's obituary..

      3 months ago
    • andreacha's Avatar
      andreacha

      Ticklingcancer - Thank you for the link. I've been trying to find his obituary to no avail. For some reason I thought he lived in Paris, TN. The video memorial was beautiful. We will always miss you, Greg.

      3 months ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      andreacha, I thought that, too.

      3 months ago
    • beachbum5817's Avatar
      beachbum5817

      andreacha, thank you so much for mentioning the video. I had not noticed it earlier when I was reading Greg's obituary. It brought me to tears. He certainly lived his life to the fullest. My heart breaks for his Sweetie.

      3 months ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      Yes, thank you, andreacha AND beachbum5817, for mentioning the video. I’d missed that. The video brought tears to my eyes (again).

      3 months ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      TicklingCancer thank you for the updates and for the link. Both are much appreciated.

      3 months ago
    • Lynne-I-Am's Avatar
      Lynne-I-Am

      What a tremendous loss for the WhatNext family. Greg remains and will always be an inspiration to me. His humor, strength and advice guided me through dark times. Both my husband and I send our condolences to his wife, family and friends.

      3 months ago
    • Bug's Avatar
      Bug

      I missed the video link the first time, too. Thank you to those who mentioned it. Tears again.

      3 months ago
    • Teachertina's Avatar
      Teachertina

      The video is a touching tribute to Greg’s life. The guest book is another place to leave a message for the family. I saw some of our WhatNext members had already left messages there too. I’m sure Donna appreciates our support right now. We are all grieving the loss of such a fine man.

      3 months ago
    • po18guy's Avatar
      po18guy

      Heaven will not be denied its saints.

      3 months ago
    • legaljen1969's Avatar
      legaljen1969

      What a wonderful video tribute. I feel like I know him much better now. He was definitely a wonderful leader.

      3 months ago
    • Terri's Avatar
      Terri

      I am so sorry. Heartbreaking

      3 months ago
    • Phoenix76's Avatar
      Phoenix76

      I haven't be on this site for awhile, but followed Greg's progress when I could. I am so sad to hear this - through it all, he kept taking one more step. So creative with his woodworking. So inspiring. My deepest condolences to Donna (his "sweetie") and his entire family. Please take some comfort in knowing that he touched many lives with his goodness and compassion.

      3 months ago
    • Russ' Avatar
      Russ

      What a tremendous loss to all of us at WhatNext, and to all of those who knew such a wonderful man. He was truly an inspiration to all of us, and he helped so many of us on WhatNext. My condolences to his family and friends...My best to all of you, Russ

      3 months ago
    • Russ' Avatar
      Russ

      Greg did an interview with me when I first joined WhatNext in 2013. That interview can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsnyYsRT0BA.
      My best to all of you...Russ

      3 months ago
    • Bug's Avatar
      Bug

      Russ, thank you very much for the link to the interview. The interview was informative, hopeful and encouraging. It was also great to see and hear both you and Greg.

      3 months ago
    • jvbaseballmom2's Avatar
      jvbaseballmom2

      I just read the news on Greg and I’m heartbroken. He provided so much knowledge, motivation, inspiration, humor and optimism for so many of us. What a tremendous loss for our WhatNext community. I will miss seeing his posts. My sincere sympathy to his beloved wife, family and friends. Rest In Peace, Greg.

      3 months ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      Russ, I just watched the interview you posted. Thank you for sharing it. It is heartening to see and hear Greg and you (and sad, of course, that Greg is no longer alive to continue his life and work).

      How are you doing?

      3 months ago
    • beachbum5817's Avatar
      beachbum5817

      This video is awesome. Thanks for sharing, Russ. It was great to hear both Greg's voice and yours. You are a great inspiration to all of us no matter our type of cancer. Take care.

      3 months ago
    • omaalyce's Avatar
      omaalyce

      What an amazing man, his strength and courage has helped many to travel this unknown road. His postings were always so positive even on his bad days. He had an amazing gift of soothing you with his encouraging words. He often reached out from his hospital bed during intense treatments. He cared for all of us so much that even then he wanted to share. He will be greatly missed and I for one am so honored to have gotten to know him through What Next. My prayers are with Donna, the family and his friends. Thank you Russ.

      3 months ago
    • Russ' Avatar
      Russ

      Hello Bug,
      I am glad you got something out of the interview with Greg. I had not seen it for many years...it brought tears to my eyes. What a great man! My best to you Bug,
      Russ

      3 months ago
    • Russ' Avatar
      Russ

      Hello Carool,
      I'm doing okay...as I told Bug I had not seen that interview in many years, so watching it yesterday it brought tears to my eyes. He was a great man who will be missed by all of us at WhatNext. My best to you Carool...thanks for asking,
      Russ

      3 months ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      Russ, thank you. I’m happy to hear that.
      Carol

      3 months ago
    • MarcieB's Avatar
      MarcieB

      Russ, your post is a blessing to all of us in TWO ways: 1- We got to hear your story and be encouraged to know you are a 20 year survivor from a very dire diagnosis. What a beacon of hope you give us! 2 - You allowed us to see and hear a man we have respected and loved, and will miss so much. It is like a *tonic* to see this video. thank you so much.

      3 months ago
    • Russ' Avatar
      Russ

      Thanks MarcieB...the only downside to my pancreatic cancer after 19 years it came back in the form of stomach cancer. However I will beat it just like I did before. I am so glad that the video did something for you and the others. My best to all of you...Russ

      3 months ago
    • Teachertina's Avatar
      Teachertina

      Just watched the video. It was awesome to see Greg and hear his voice! That’s the way I will remember him now. Thanks Russ for posting it. Hopefully you’re doing well. Keep fighting like you did before. Your positive attitude is great!

      3 months ago
    • andreacha's Avatar
      andreacha

      Thank you, Russ. I loved the video.

      3 months ago
    • Russ' Avatar
      Russ

      Hello Teachertina,
      I am so glad that you will remember Greg from my video. I'm doing pretty good, and will beat this just like I did the first time. Thank you for your well wishes, and my best to you...Russ

      3 months ago
    • Russ' Avatar
      Russ

      Hello andreacha,
      I am glad you enjoyed the video...my best to you,
      Russ

      3 months ago
    • schweetieangel's Avatar
      schweetieangel

      How heartbreaking... he will be sadly missed. My condolences to his friends and family.

      2 months ago
    • PaulineJ's Avatar
      PaulineJ

      What Next is not the same anymore now that Greg is not with us.Does anyone know what 's going to happen next on here?

      2 months ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      PaulineJ, I don’t know for sure, but meanwhile we’re doing what we’ve always done when Greg was with us: looking at questions here and responding if we have answers or just want to encourage and support someone.

      Yes, WhatNext will never be the same without Greg, but in his memory we can all try to continue meeting here whenever we can.

      2 months ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar
      BuckeyeShelby

      And remember, while Greg was the heart of the site, he was not its creator.

      2 months ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      BuckeyeShelby, I didn’t know that. Thank you.

      2 months ago
    • beachbum5817's Avatar
      beachbum5817

      BuckeyeShelby, I was wondering about that. Do you know who was the original moderator of the group. How long was Greg in charge?

      2 months ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar
      BuckeyeShelby

      His handle here is DaveWaz. His last name is long. And I don't remember what it is. Greg never owned the site. He was the moderator. Not sure who will step into Greg's shoes. I know Dave started the site because he lost a family member, I believe his mom.

      2 months ago
    • CAS1's Avatar
      CAS1

      It's been years since I have been on the site. I am so very heartbroken to hear of Greg's passing. I had no idea his cancer was active. Yes, DaveWaz used to be very active back in the day along with Greg. Over the last few months, something told me to come back to the site. I cannot explain it. But there was a real draw to check-in. I see some familiar people and can only hope many of the folks who were regulars are still doing great. I am grateful to this site for pulling me through very difficult times. May God rest Greg's soul.

      about 1 month ago

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