Herbert Crowell Rivenbark, Jr.

November 26, 1935 - February 7, 2016
Herbert Crowell Rivenbark, Jr.

Herbert Crowell Rivenbark, Jr. Passed away Sunday, February 7, 2016 following a courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He was 80 years old.

He was the son of Daisy Reid Rivenbark and Herbert Crowell Rivenbark, Sr. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son Michael Scott Rivenbark.

Herbert was a dedicated member of the N.C. Army National Guard as a reservist for 17 years. Immediately following his retirement as a reservist, he was hired as a technician with the National Guard where he spent 42 years as a Command Sergeant Major. His entire life was dedicated to his family and the military.

He leaves behind the love of his life of 49 years, Frances Stiles Rivenbark, a daughter, Angela Roethlinger (Patrick) and a son Kevin Rivenbark(Amanda), grandsons Tyler, Hunter and Reid Roethlinger and Brittany, Michael and McKinley Rivenbark. He is also survived by two sisters, Barbara Smith of Castle Hayne, NC and Mary Lou Pecori of Watertown, NY.

He was a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Castle Hayne.

A graveside service will be held at Oleander Memorial Gardens at 11 am Friday, February 12, 2016.

The family will welcome visitors at their home at 110 Teel Ct. Swan Plantation Rocky Point, NC.

Memorial donations may be made to Community Home Care and Hospice, 497 Waterford Way,
Suite 208, Belville, N.C. 28451

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S.41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099

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  • February 09, 2016
    Felicia L says:
    When you feel him in your heart, just look up. He will be right there. Sorry for the loss Ms. Angie, Jesus & I love you

  • February 09, 2016
    Brandi Mosley says:
    Sorry for your loss Angie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • February 09, 2016
    Ms Allison says:
    Sorry for your loss, the Bible shows a real hope of being reunited with your dead loved ones. John 5 : 28, 29 states the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear Jesus voice and come out to a resurrection. This is comforting to know that Jesus is certainly capable of restoring life to someone who has died. Hope this brings comfort to the family.

  • February 10, 2016
    John and Crystal Stiles says:
    Sorry for your loss, Herbert was a great man. Thoughts are with you guys

  • February 12, 2016
    Governor and Brenda Locklear lit a candle:
    Lit since February 12, 2016 at 2:00:31 AM