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William John Mierisch

William John Mierisch
  • July 3, 1937 - July 10, 2017
  • Carthage, North Carolina
  • Memorials may be made to Vass United Methodist Church, PO Box 628, Vass, NC 28394.

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William "Bill" J. Mierisch, Jr. age 80 died Monday, July 10, 2017, surrounded by family.
A memorial service is planned for 2:00 pm on Friday, July 14, 2017 at Vass United Methodist Church.  The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Fry & Prickett Funeral Home in Carthage.
Born July 3, 1937, in Bronx, New York to the late William & Mary Mierisch.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings, Elizabeth Mary Doorhy, Robert Louis Mierisch, Teresa Bierman and Patricia Mark.
He served in the United States Marine Corp from 1954 until 1957 and later worked as an insurance auditor for 55 years in New York, New Jersey and North Carolina.  He was a lover of trains, animals, fox news and being a big kid.  He was a beloved "Pop Pop" to his 10 grandchildren and especially thankful for his promotion to great-grandpa with the arrival of Preston in 2014.  In recent years he and his wife found joy in fostering dogs with Peak Lab Rescue.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Rovena; four children, Stacy Vaughn (Carl), Karen Puszynski (Paul), Laura Baxley (Stephen) and Andrew Mierisch (Jenny); grandchildren Bo, Danielle, Melissa, Jessica, Erica, Ashley, Parker, Carter, Austin and Blake; great-grandson Preston.
Memorials may be made to Vass United Methodist Church, PO Box 628, Vass, NC 28394.
Fry & Prickett Funeral Home is serving the Mierisch family.

Online condolences may be made at www.PinesFunerals.com.