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Christopher "Tof" James Pierce

June 28, 1974 - April 21, 2021

Christopher  Christopher "Tof" James Pierce, age 46, of Keizer, Oregon, passed away unexpectedly at home on April 21st, 2021.

Chris was born June 28, 1974 in Eugene, Oregon to Robert and Joyce Pierce. The family moved to Salem in 1984. Chris attended Hayesville Elementary, Waldo Middle School, and McKay High School, graduating in 1992. He later earned an AAS in Welding Fabrication from Chemeketa Community College.

Chris was very involved with Boy Scouts and worked many summers at Camp Pioneer. He was proud to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout in 1993
Chris began dating the love of his life, Nancy LeMaster, in 1994. They married in 2003. Their son, Cyrus, was born in 2012.

Chris was an avid camper and outdoorsman, as well as an accomplished artist and chef. He loved music, board games, and everything Tiki. His favorite activity was spending time with his family, especially taking Cyrus on "adventures."

Chris was a beloved father, husband, son, and friend. He is survived by his wife Nancy, son Cyrus, mother Joyce Pierce, and grandmother Mildred Webb, as well as aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws, and many, many friends. 

A celebration of life will be held when it is safe to gather, date and time TBA. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in his honor to the art program at McKay High School. 

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God, you are the creator of all things. You give us your breath of life and our time is yours. I thank you for the time I got to spend with Chris. Thank you for his smile and since of humor. I don't know why you would call him home at such a young age, but I pray for peace for his family and friends. I pray that somehow you will use this loss of life to draw us closer to you. Winter makes way for spring and all the warmth and blossoms that come, let this darkness pass from them. In the mighty name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour I pray. Amen.