Richard D. Pierce, 89, of Streator, IL passed away Friday morning, April 30, 2021 at his home. Visitation was held Tuesday, May 4, from 4 until 7 p.m. at Winterrowd Funeral Home, Streator, and Wednesday, from 10 until 11 a.m., in the First United Methodist Church, Streator. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., at the church, with military honors conducted by members of the Streator American Legion Post 217 and Streator VFW Post 1492 following services. Burial: Goodfarm Cemetery, Dwight. Richard was born July 6, 1931 in Dwight to Chester D. “Dick” and Dorothy (Jenkins) Pierce. He married Kay Watters on June 15, 1963. She survives. Also surviving are son, Brian Pierce of Davenport, Iowa; daughter, Brenda (Steve) Flattum of Eagan, Minnesota; granddaughter, Jennifer Flattum; sister-in-law, Gayle Pierce of Wilmington; niece, Jill Campbell of Hawthorn Hills, IL; and nephew, Jon Pierce, of Sturtevant, Wisconsin. Richard was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Robert. Richard attended Dwight Grade School and graduated from Dwight High School in 1949. He received his Bachelors degree in 1953 and a Masters in 1956 after returning from serving in the US Army from 1953 until 1955. Richard retired from Streator High School in 1991, teaching Business Education classes. He was a former president of Streator Unlimited; served on the Streator Grade School Board of Education, and the City of Streator Planning Committee. He was inducted into the Illinois Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame as a “Friend of Basketball.” He served as scorekeeper at Streator High School and Woodland High School for 37 years, and was a scorekeeper for the IHSA Basketball Tournaments. Richard was a member of the First United Methodist Church, where he served on the Pastor Parish, Finance, and Membership Committee. Memorials may be made in his name to Streator Unlimited or the First United Methodist Church.