Frank Gable Rivenbark, 83, of Currie passed peacefully from his earthly life on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at The Laurels of Pender.
He was born April 19, 1934 in Pender County one of 12 children born to Scarnwall Lester and Eva Wells Rivenbark. Frank was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Merritt Rivenbark; sons, Douglas Wayne Rivenbark and Ricky Melvin Rivenbark; daughter, Rhonda Marie Rivenbark; step-sons, Edward Lee Moore and Calvin Moore; siblings, Luema Higgins, Carolyn Teachey, Edna Rivenbark, Ivey Rivenbark, Woodley Rivenbark, Margaret Rivenbark and infant Rivenbark.
Frank is survived by his step-daughter, Loyce Flake Long; grandchildren, Patricia Thornton (Danny), Matthew Moore, and Leanne Cummings (David); great grandchildren, Michael Cummings, Thomas Moore, Brenlee Thornton and Bryce Thornton; sisters, Maude Rivenbark and Evelyn Bloodworth; brothers, Morris Rivenbark (Julia) and Edgar Rivenbark (Helen); and many nieces and nephews.
Frank served his country honorably in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Moores Creek Baptist Church and was retired from General Electric Company.
Frank was a kind and gentle man who loved his family. He was small in stature, big in heart, always with a smile and gentle encouraging words to greet you. His Christian faith, caring manner and faithful spirit will long be remembered.
The family will receive friends at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at Moores Creek Baptist Church with service beginning at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. Roger Barnes and The Rev. Philip Eakins will conduct the service. Burial will follow in Riverview Memorial Park.
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Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home of Burgaw.
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Dear Rivenbark Family: I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Rivenbark during his stay at Laurels of Pender (and all the other names it was before). For the past few years I always looked him up and gave him a kiss on the top of his head and brought him Reese cups. He loved to talk and loved and missed his family so much. He was endowed with much wisdom and was always willing to share it with anyone who would take the time to listen. I will miss my very special friend.
Submitted by Sherry Kittrell on Nov 20 2017 08:14:58 PM
To Frank’ Family: so very sorry for the loss. Frank was a wonderful person a I know you will miss him everyday. Frank thanks for being such a good friend, awesome teacher and second Dad!
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So sorry He will be miss very much My prayers are with all
Submitted by Anna Casto on Nov 13 2017 12:44:53 PM
So sorry for your loss !He just loved talking about the good old day's at Johnson's Corner! Our prayer's are with you all!
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