Samuel Larry "Duck" Pierce

March 8, 1950October 2, 2012

Samuel Lawrence “Larry” Pierce, Jr. 62, was called to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 2, 2012. He worked up until the moment before he passed on. Larry was affectionately called “The Candyman” by many who knew him through his candy business and also as “Duck” to his grandsons, Charlie and Sam and the many children who loved him. Funeral services and a celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home. The family will greet friends at the funeral home from 9:30 a.m. to service time on Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Macon Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Jimmy Corbitt and the Rev. Chris Peavy and the Rev. Frank Harris officiating. The family respectfully asks that any memorial contributions be made to the Building Fund at Bethany Baptist Church, 365 Pea Ridge Road, Bolingbroke GA 31004.

Larry was born in Macon to the late Samuel L. Pierce, Sr. and Mary Lee Pierce. He graduated from Lanier Senior High School for Boys and later graduated from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College with a degree in Forestry and he worked in the forestry field for three years. Larry worked for Borden’s Dairy. He later sold insurance for several companies in Bibb and Monroe counties.

He was the owner of McCrackin Street Sweets, a confectionary company that began in Juliette, Georgia and was later moved to Sugar Plum Hill, a candy factory built behind his home in Macon. He had been in this candy business since the late 1980’s. His local customers know him from the Georgia National Fair in Perry, Georgia in the McGill Building, Christmas Made in the South, Wesleyan Market, and Macon’s Cherry Blossom Festival. He was recognized in 2002 as Volunteer of the Year for community service through the Cherry Blossom Festival.

He loved life; he loved children; and he loved his family. He was an active member of Bethany Baptist Church. He worked with the AWANA Cubbies program and was a faithful member of the Koinonia Sunday School Class. Larry was preceded in death by his father, Samuel L. Pierce, Sr. and his brother, William R. Pierce.

Left to cherish the memories he left behind are his loving wife of forty one years and best friend, Donna B. Pierce; his precious daughter, Jeannie Wilder; his beloved grandsons, Charlie J. Wilder and Samuel B. Wilder; his sweet mama, Mary L. Pierce; his much loved mother and father-in-law, Jeanette S. Brooks and H. Paul Brooks; his sister-in-law, Camille Watts; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Visit to express condolences. Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery has charge of the arrangements.


  • Visitation Saturday, October 6, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, October 6, 2012

Samuel Larry "Duck" Pierce

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December 15, 2012

Donna, we were saddened to hear of Larry's passing. He was such a good man, and we thought a lot of him. Please know that you and your family are in our hearts, and our prayers.
With love,
Walter & Nancy Kyte

Barbara Young

October 8, 2012

To all our Macon family,

Tom and I were so sad to hear that Larry left our world. We have such wonderful memories of our visits with our "Southern Cousins" and your visits to see your "Northern Cousins". It has been too many years since we have spent time together, and Larry and you have always had special places in our hearts and minds. We will never forget Larry's beautiful smile and the part he played in our lovely family memories. How blessed Heaven is to have him resident. How thankful we are that he is saddened we are that he is not with us.

May God's loving arms embrace you in this most difficult time. Know that our arms are around you, as well,

Tom and Barb Young

Sandy Giles

October 8, 2012

Donna & Family,
Although it's been a very long time since I've seen you, I was saddened to learn of Larry's death. In reading what others have written, it is clear that Larry's life had a positive impact on many people. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

October 8, 2012

Went to the fair today to buy my usual fix of candy sad to find Larry not there...He was always a gentle spirit and we will miss him and his candy apples...the Only candy apples I have Ever bought as I knew he always used the best fresh crisp apples sorry foor your loss Mary & Al Pearson ...peach & pecan growers

Michael Blankenship

October 6, 2012

Jeannie and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. May God's presence give you strength and peace through this time of grief and loss.

Tommie & Cathy Jones

October 6, 2012

There has never been as much sweetness in Larry's Candy Shop,as it is where he's at today.You'll forever be loved and remembered.

Curtis & Eileen Riley

October 6, 2012

We love you and pray for God's peace

Brenda&Richard Wimberly

October 6, 2012

You're in our thoughts and prayers

Kate Stevens

October 5, 2012

Donna, Jeannie, Charlie and Sam, You are all in my prayers. So sorry for the loss of Larry, just know that he is at peace and with his Lord. Love,

Elwyn and Judy Blalock

October 5, 2012

Donna and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this difficult time. Larry will be missed by all of the church family at Bethany.