After years of declining health, on July 18, 2016, Foriest Stanley Rivenbark, 81, arrived at his long-anticipated heavenly home to be with his Lord.
Stan was born May 30, 1935, in the Forest Hills community near Burgaw, N.C., to Floyd and Lela Wells Rivenbark. He served honorably in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years.
Along with his parents, Stanley was preceded in death by two sons, Carlton Ray and Joel E. Rivenbark.
He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Virginia; daughters, Gwen Justice (Freddy) and Myra Wenninger (Lee); son, John Rivenbark (Tammy); grandchildren, Stephanie Westbrook, Eric Westbrook (Catherine), Grace, Ian and Leah Rivenbark, and Sophie Wenninger; great-granddaughter, Caroline Westbrook; and brother, Floyd Rivenbark (Elizabeth).
The family would like to say a special thank you to the staff at Silver Stream Rehab in Wilmington, N.C., for their loving and compassionate care of Stan.
A celebration service, officiated by the Rev. Timothy Cook and the Rev Melvin Hall, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 23, 2016, at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home, 308 W. Fremont St., Burgaw, N.C. The family will receive guests one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Burial, with full military honors accorded by the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard, will follow at Wells Cemetery, Horse Branch Road, Watha, N.C.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorial gifts to Gideons International, PO Box 141, Burgaw, NC 28425, or to Harvesters International, PO Box 22549, Hilton Head, SC 29925.