- This article is about the labor and political figure. For the builder of the L & N Station, see Charles Pierce.
Pierce attended public schools in Shelby County and Birmingham and studied at Birmingham Baptist College. He managed a convenience store and served a president of the Retail and Wholesale Department Store Union of Jefferson County and of the Alabama Labor Council Northern District.
Pierce was active in local politics and served as president of the Druid Hills-Norwood Civic League, president of the Druid Hills Neighborhood Association, and vice president of the Northside community. He was a member of the board of directors for the Jefferson County Committee for Economic Opportunity (JCCEO) and Camp Fire Birmingham Area Council. He also served on the Birmingham Planning Commission and the advisory board for Lawson State Community College. He was also president of the Jefferson County Progressive Democratic Council and served as a constable for Alabama House District 54 and Jefferson County District Court, with terms as president of the Jefferson County Constable Association and the Alabama Constable Association.