Robert C. Bivens, age 88, of Leoma, TN passed away Monday, December 21, 2020, at Southern TN Regional Health System in Lawrenceburg, TN. He was a native of Lawrence County, TN, retired from Murray Ohio, and a member of Leoma Church of Christ. Mr. Bivens served his country honorably in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnnie and Docia Lawrence Bivens; wife of 63 years, Margaret Davis Bivens; one sister, Ellen Phillips; and two brothers, Hollis Bivens and William Bivens.
He is survived by three daughters, Angie Bunt (Mike) of Leoma, TN, Lesia Cox (Larry) of Sulligent, AL, and Beverly Rose (Jeff) of Leoma, TN; six grandchildren, Jason Ritch (Summer) of Leoma, TN, Jennifer Elam (Brent) of Leoma, TN, Matthew Cox (Erin) of Jessup, MD, Bryan Cox (Sara) of Caledonia, MS, Jana Rose of Leoma, TN, and Jacob Rose of Leoma, TN; eight great-grandchildren, Addison Elam, Brenley Elam, Tori Ritch, Chloe Ritch, Kade Ritch, all of Leoma, TN, Eden Cox of Jessup, MD, Lillian and Margaret "Maggie" Cox of Caledonia, MS; one brother, Carl Bivens of Lawrenceburg, TN; one sister, Lorene Chandler of Lawrenceburg, TN; several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are being handled by Neal Funeral Home, 231 N. Military Avenue, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Saturday, December 26, 2020, at Neal Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at Neal Funeral Home at 1:00 PM Saturday, December 26, 2020, with Rodney Livingston officiating. Interment will follow at Leoma Cemetery in Leoma, TN with full military honors. The family suggests memorials be made to Leoma Church of Christ.
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