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Lars G. "Trey" Pierson

Maj. Lars G. "Trey" Pierson, III age 55, of Calhoun, passed away suddenly on Saturday, November 28, 2020. Trey was born on June 13, 1965 in Stuttgart, Germany, son of Carol Acree Pierson and the late Lars Gustav Pierson, Jr. He was a member of the Calhoun First Baptist Church. Trey was a graduate of Calhoun High School Class of 1983, where he participated in both the arts and athletics playing football, wrestling, and playing the lead in several plays winning best actor for playing the lead in the Sound of Music. Trey earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from North Georgia College and State University and was commanding officer of his senior class serving as Cadet Colonel. After receiving his college degree in 1987, he began his career in the United States Army as an Infantry 2nd Lieutenant and assumed command of a rifle platoon. He held several other platoon/detachment and staff officer positions before branch transferring to Military Intelligence. He was then given a company of more than 150 soldiers to lead, train, and command. Trey served from 1987-1999 and 2001-2003. He earned the Distinguished Military Student Award, John C. Marshall Award. He was Brigade Commander, Boar's Head Brigade, Brigade Command Sergeant Major, Company First Sergeant. He attended Ranger School, Airborne School, and Air Assault School. He earned the Expert Infantry Badge, Counterintelligence and Signals Intelligence Specialist award, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal and Operation Desert Storm Service Medal. He was presently employed as an IT professional with VoestAlpine Technology. If you have attended a Calhoun High School football game over the last several years you couldn't miss Trey's presence on the field, taking picture of the players, cheerleaders, and people in the stands, always supporting his beloved alma mater. In addition to his mother, Trey is also survived by: his wife of 33 years, Monica Hutchinson Pierson of Calhoun; son, Lars G. "Duke" Pierson, IV and his wife Elizabeth of Calhoun; and daughter, Molly Pierson of Augusta. Due to Covid and the need for an open-air venue, the memorial service for Lars G. Pierson III will be held on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. on Hal Lamb Field at Phil Reeve Stadium. All are encouraged to wear Calhoun Yellow Jacket or UGA Dawgs attire. Please enter through the North Gate off Yellow Jacket Drive. Masks and social distancing will be required to help keep our community safe. Thank you for helping us celebrate the life of Trey and his many contributions to the Jacket Nation. Don't forget your cowbell! *If you would like to contribute to The Trey Pierson 12th Man Memorial Scholarship, please take your donations to Greater Community Bank, 305 West Belmont Drive, Calhoun, GA. Thomas Funeral Home has proudly been entrusted with the care of Maj. Lars G. “Trey” Pierson, III.


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I am so saddened to hear of Treys passing. I had the great honor to serve with Trey in both C Company and Headquarters Company of the 4th Battalion, 27th Infantry from 1989-1991. As his commander in each of these companies, I could always count on Trey to have the moral courage and passion to speak up and fight for what was best for his soldiers. We went through some pretty grueling experiences together but I can ensure you that despite all of us being covered in mud, exhausted, and dehydrated if there was one person smiling among our 100+ soldiers it would be Trey. I can see that smile now. Our thoughts and prayers will remain with you.

Tom Bowe Feb 15 2021 3:05 PM

Carole, my heart breaks for you and your dear family. I am so sorry for loss.

Ruthell Taylor Dec 3 2020 9:23 PM

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Autumn Baker Dec 3 2020 10:34 AM

Trey was always in a good mood and willing to help out others. Hes was a co teacher with me and was a true friend. Hate that passed so suddenly. RIP Trey and keep them laughing in heaven Brother.

Brian Gaynes Dec 2 2020 5:11 PM

I worked with Trey while remotely supporting applications at voestalpine. He was great to work with and always cheerful. He is missed. Chris Edelenbos

Christopher Edelenbos Dec 2 2020 11:43 AM

One of my fondest memories of Trey is in a Christmas school performance while we were in jr high school. He sang, " Jolly Oh St. Nicholas" and was amazing. Who knew he could sing like that? My thoughts and prayers for Carole, Monica and children.

Lesa Kirby Dec 2 2020 5:42 AM

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