William “Barry” Rierson, 68, passed away on Monday, July 24 at his home. He was born on August 17, 1954, to Leonard C. and Lucy Simmons Rierson. A lifelong resident of Guilford County, Barry graduated from Northwest Guilford Senior High School in 1973. Barry was known for his love of family, generous spirit, and laughter. He spent summers growing up on the lake. Barry was also a lover of music and family gatherings. In recent years he enjoyed talking to his neighbors and caring for animals.
Preceded in death by his parents, Barry is survived by his brother, Colan Rierson and sister, Susan (Keith) Gauldin, two nieces, one nephew, a great-niece and three great-nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the Humane Society of the Piedmont at 4527 West Wendover Avenue, Greensboro. Details of his Celebration of Life will follow at a later point in time.