Samuel was a member of the Lewes Fire Department, Inc..
Samuel C. Pierce, Sr. was aged 75 years at the time of his death. He served as Treasurer (for 13 years), President and Chief of the Lewes Fire Department. He was a retired insurance agent who served in the Delaware State Tax Department for 29 years. He was a charter member of the Lewes Fire Department, past master of the Jefferson Lodge A.F. & A. M, staff member of the Grand Lodge of Delaware, former member of the Lewes Board of Education and past president of the Masonic Hall Association. Mr. Pierce was also a member of the Lewes Lions Club, Evergreen Forest Tall Cedars of Lebanon and was former Republican Chairman of the 10th Representative District of Lewes. He was a member of the Bethel Methodist Church. Samuel C. Pierce, Sr. was inducted into the Delaware Volunteer Firefighter's Association Hall of Fame. Surviving Mr. Pierce were his wife Mrs. Denton Pierce, daughter Mrs. Charles J. Richards, sons Samuel C. Jr., and T. Scott Pierce, Sr., a sister, Mrs. Charles T. Melson, Sr. and six grandchildren. He was laid to rest in Bethel Methodist Cemetery, Lewes, Delaware.