Ronnie Joseph Rivenbark

August 12, 1948 - February 7, 2020
Ronnie Joseph Rivenbark

Ronnie Joseph Rivenbark, 71, husband of Renee Rivenbark died on February 7, 2020 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Ronnie was born in Burgaw, NC on August 12, 1948 and was the son of Elwood and Doris Rivenbark. He was a graduate of New Hanover High School.

Ronnie was a General Electric retiree and a veteran of the Vietnam War, having served with the
US Army.

Besides his wife, he is survived by three daughters: Adrienne Rivenbark, Rhonda Rivenbark and
Erica Quick; one grandson: Ethan Quick, one sister: Durinda Bordeaux, and one brother: Robin
Rivenbark. He is also survived by one niece and several nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents, Elwood and Doris Rivenbark.

A celebration of life service will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory and for end of life expenses may be made to

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  • February 14, 2020
    Angela Love Bethune says:
    My condolences to the family.

  • February 14, 2020
    Sherry Norris says:
    I am so sorry to hear about this. My prayers are with you all.

  • February 14, 2020
    Gigi whaley says:
    My condolences & prayers to family, Ronda so sorry to hear this , I enjoyed working beside him for years .

  • February 22, 2020
    Bobbie Horrell-Lilly lit a candle:
    Lit since February 22, 2020 at 2:12:16 PM

  • February 26, 2020
    Representative Donna MCDowell White says:
    Life as a McDowell cousin has changed forever with your passing my dear Ronnie. Going to the McDowell annual family reunion was always an exciting opportunity filled with many traditions. The unofficial greeter always was our tall, handsome, crazy Ronnie. He would hug you so hard to carry on the tradition of our Uncle Bailey Lee. It wasn’t just a hug, it was his moment to whisper in your ear comfort , awareness,congratulations, guidance and tenderness. Ronnie, like no other cousin in our large family always seem to know what you needed in his annual greeting. What we need now my dear cousin is you and your famous hug. We will always love and appreciate big Ronnie. Thank you Rivenbark’s for sharing him.