Community remembers Savannah legend

John Saxon Pierce
John Saxon Pierce

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The community is mourning the death of a local legend.

John Saxon Pierce, better known as Piccolo, passed away last Thursday. He was 80.

He was born and raised in Savannah. Among his many recognitions - Chatham County honored him in 1996 by celebrating "Piccolo Day".

Piccolo marched alongside Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the civil rights movement. He also was invited and attended the inauguration of President Jimmy Carter.

The funeral took place at 11 a.m. Thursday at the First African Baptist Church on Montgomery Street.

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