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William "Bill" Dalton Rierson

April 28, 1927 ~ January 5, 2020 (age 92)


Tobaccoville – William “Bill” Rierson, 92, of Tobaccoville passed away Sunday, January 5, 2020 at his home, with his family by his side.

Mr. Rierson was born April 28, 1927 in Stokes County to the late William Dalton and Della Scott Rierson.  He was a US Navy Veteran serving during the Korean Conflict.  He was a member of the American Legion Post 290 and was of the Baptist Faith. 

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Charlotte Klett, a brother, Carlton Rierson and a nephew, Sonny Rierson. 

Left to cherish his memory is his wife Carlene Briggs Rierson, his stepdaughters: Kimberly Parker and Donna Leonard and husband Mike, a nephew, Martin Rierson, and nieces: Donna Lynn Botero and LuEllen Rierson, step-grandchildren: Cameron and Kaitlyn Leonard, and a sister-in-law, GaDonna Hastings Rierson.

The family will receive friends and loved ones from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM Thursday, January 9, 2020 at Slate Funeral Home.  Funeral services will follow at 2:00 PM with Minister Ralph Sproles officiating. Interment will immediately following the funeral service, at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery, 1989 Perch Rd. Pinnacle, NC 27043.

Flowers are appreciated or memorial donations may be made to Mt. Valley Hospice: 401 Technology Ln. Mt. Airy, NC 27030, or Forsyth County Humane Society: 4881 Country Club Rd. Winston-Salem, NC 27104.

Slate Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of William “Bill” Rierson.  Online condolences may be offered at

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January 9, 2020

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Slate Funeral Home
132 E Dalton Rd
King, NC 27021

Funeral Service
January 9, 2020

2:00 PM
Slate Funeral Home
132 E Dalton Rd
King, NC 27021

Interment following funeral service
January 9, 2020

Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery
1989 Perch Rd
Pinnacle, NC 27403


Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care
401 Technology lane, Mt. Airy NC 27030

Forsyth Humane Society
4881 Country Club Rd., Winston-Salem NC 27103
Tel: 1-336-721-1303

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