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John C. Rierson

Obituary for John C. Rierson

May 20, 1940 - February 20, 2018
Rising Sun, Maryland | Age 77


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.

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