John C. Rierson

  • Born: May 20, 1940
  • Died: February 20, 2018
  • Location: Rising Sun, Maryland

R.T. Foard Funeral Home, P.A.

111 S. Queen Street
P.O. Box 248
Rising Sun, MD 21911

Tel. (410) 658-6030

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

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John C. Rierson, 77, of Rising Sun, MD passed away Monday, February 20, 2018. He was born on May 20, 1940 in Harrisville, MD to the late James Elzey Rierson and Myrtle (Wilson) Rierson.

John retired from Henkel & McCoy in 2000. He loved farming and owned his own crop farm in Greenville, TN. John sold the vegetables that he grew in his garden at the Famer's Market. He enjoyed collecting antiques and working with tractors, often fixing up used, old tractors. John was a proud Army veteran, 3rd degree Mason of the Baileyton, TN Lodge #520 and attended Moore's Chapel United Methodist Church.

John is survived by his wife of 55 years, Rosie Rierson; son, John Steven Rierson; daughter, Kelly Lynette Reynolds and her husband, Jeff; two grandchildren: Nathan Reynolds and Hailee Reynolds; sister, Louann Frank; sister-in-law, Audrey Rierson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, John is preceded in death by two brothers: Wilson Rierson and William Rierson; and two sisters: Nadine Hall and Judith Rierson.

A celebration of John's life will be held at 11am on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at R.T. Foard Funeral Home, P.A., 111 S. Queen Street, Rising Sun, MD 21911. Family and friends may begin visiting at 10am. Burial will follow at Brookview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in John's honor may be made payable to "St. Jude Children's Research Hospital" or "The Helen F. Graham Cancer Center" and sent in care of the funeral home, PO Box 248, Rising Sun, MD 21911.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Rosie I am so sorry to hear this sad news. My heart goes out to you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.


Posted by A friend   March 02, 2018

Rosie and Family, I am heartbroken at John's passing. You were like a second family to me and you all have my deepest sympathy. I will always remember the trips to the farm and going to breakfast and how much Daddy enjoyed John and you. You know I would be there to support you but due to my cancer it is not possible right now. May John rest in our dear Lord's embrace, no more suffering or pain, only peace and happiness. Love to all and prayers during this difficult time.

Posted by Teena Payne - Quarryville, PA - Family Friend   February 28, 2018

Rosie, I worked with John for many years at H&M. I liked John. My father in law who passed was Bill Ward known as REDs. They both enjoyed each other when the were young working for H&M that REDS was always in trouble with his wife saying that John was a bad influence on him. I'm sure that you said that about REDS when the were young and just enjoyed life.

Posted by Stephen Benjamin - North East, MD   February 27, 2018

Rosie, so sorry to hear about Johnny passing seems like a million years ago and yet just yesterday we were kids be strong...

Posted by Melba    February 27, 2018

Kelly, We are very sorry to hear of your dad's passing. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Kathleen, John, Else and Adelle

Posted by Kathleen Leebel - Milton, DE - Family   February 26, 2018

We were saddened to hear of the passing of Mr. John. We were very fond of him, having worked alongside him at the Farmers Market in Kingsport, Tennessee and on his farm in the Baileyton, Tennessee area. He will be missed and our prayers go out to those of you surviving this wonderful person. Lynda and Allen Klepper, Greeneville, Tennessee.

Posted by Lynda and Allen Klepper - Greeneville, TN - Friend   February 24, 2018

Rosie, thinking of you and your family.

Posted by Doris Groff - Elkton, MD   February 24, 2018

Rosie, I'm so sorry to hear of John's passing. Prayers for peace and comfort for you and your family.

Posted by Ann Harvey - Colora, MD - Friend   February 23, 2018


So sorry for your loss Rosie, my love, thought and prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Debbi Troutman-Keithley - Aberdeen, MD - Friend   February 23, 2018

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