Joe David ‘JoeBoy’ Rivenbark, 80, family-oriented man who loved deeply and loved all

Joe David 'JoeBoy' Rivenbark
Joe David ‘JoeBoy’ Rivenbark

LELAND — Joe David “JoeBoy” Rivenbark, 80, went to be with the Lord Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice Center.

Joe was born Dec. 27, 1938, in Wallace, son of the late Woodrow Rivenbark and Linnie Irene Watts Rivenbark. His wife, Lorraine Batts Rivenbark; and brother, Donald Woodrow Rivenbark, preceded him in death.

He had a strong and mighty love for his family; especially his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a God-fearing man who loved the Lord deeply. Joe was a very family-oriented man. If there was ever a family function, he was there and made sure there was food for him to eat. He worked many years in construction, even after retirement he worked and started a family business “junk hunting.” His favorite pastime was keeping his grass cut. He loved deeply and loved all.

He is survived by a sister, Carolyn Walsh; five children, Kathryn Turner (Jay), Paula Hutto (Mike), Joe David Rivenbark Jr. (Janet), Richard F. Rivenbark (Angela) and Dorothy Gail Rivenbark; eight grandchildren, Staci, Jordan, Meagan, Joe Nelson, Stephen, Hayley (David), Devin and Jade; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous other extended family members.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 7, at Andrews Market Street Chapel. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 8, at Andrews Market Street Chapel with the Rev. Tanja Osborne officiating. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Joe’s memory may be made to his daughter, Kathy Turner; son, Richard Rivenbark; and Cornerstone Baptist Church, 1638 Lanvale Road, Leland, NC 28451.

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