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Dewey Walker Rivenbark Sr., 73, loved bluegrass and ’tilling the soil in God’s good earth’

Dewey Walker Rivenbark Sr.
Dewey Walker Rivenbark Sr.

Dewey Walker Rivenbark Sr., 73, of Burgaw, passed gently from his earthly life on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016 at home.

He was born April 24, 1942 in Wilmington, the son of Owen Dewey and Bliss Walker Rivenbark. He was preceded in death in 2003 by his wife, Elizabeth Ann Rooks Rivenbark.

Dewey is survived by his wife, Patricia Eubanks Rivenbark; sons, Dewey W. Rivenbark Jr. (Michelle) and Michael Owen Rivenbark (Angela); daughter, JoAnn Rivenbark Jones (Jeremiah); stepchildren, Joseph Jasper (Deneen), Clay Jasper and Jennifer Cavileer Lunesford (Shane); grandchildren, Owen, Timothy, Patrick, Laede, Phillip, JosieAnn, JessieMae, Jillian, Judy Elizabeth and JennaLee; step-grandchildren, Nathan, Alysa, Wyatt, Kyle, Willie and Benjamin; sister, Myra Toler (Lee); mother-in-law, Anna Eubanks; and many extended family and friends.

In 1985, Dewey began Double R Trucking and Farms, Inc. In addition, he also farmed in Pender County for many years. He was a member of Jordans Chapel United Methodist Church and Stag Park Hunting Club.

Dewey was a devoted husband and a wonderful daddy, granddaddy, brother and friend who dearly loved his family. He was a man of many talents and a diligent worker. He always enjoyed tilling the soil in God’s good earth. He was an avid hunter and loved bluegrass music. His friendly smile, faith in the Lord, work ethic and compassion for others will always be remembered.

The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 2 at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home in Burgaw. A service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 3 at Jordans Chapel United Methodist Church, with the Revs. Alan Sasser and William Hill Pearsall officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Flowers are welcomed and memorial gifts may be given to Jordans Chapel United Methodist Church, 4670 Stag Park Road, Burgaw, NC 28425.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home.

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