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“I miss and love u papa. Chris ”
1 of 6 | Posted by: chris rivers - kilgore, TX - papa

“Laura, Beth and family. So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jim and Sylvia Oliver ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Jim and Sylvia Oliver - Henderson, TX

“Don was such joy to work with. He married my Daughter and Randy, its all good, God is love. Lura love you see you at Wal-Mart ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: Lu & Elmer Pannell - Henderson, TX

“Rick....Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: Gary and Virginia Hunt - TX

“Laura, I am thinking about you and the family. Wish I could be there with you. Love ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Mozelle Duncan - Henderson, TX

“Beth, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Your Dad was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed. ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: DeAnn Nix - Henderson, TX


Funeral services for Rev. Donald Ray Rivers, age 70 of Henderson, will be held Wednesday December 23, 2009, at 2:00pm in the Chapel of Rader Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Kuykendall and Rev. Dick Dickens officiating. Masonic graveside rites will follow the New Salem Cemetery. Born to Rufus & Willie C. Rivers on June 6, 1939 in Lubbock, Texas he passed from this life December 21, 2009 at ETMC Henderson. He was a Baptist minister, pasturing churches in Bedies, Littlefield, Jasper, Hemphill, Kaufman, Alvin, and was pastor at the Sardis Baptist Church for 23 years before retiring because of his health. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Henderson. Donald loved to preach Gods word, and sing his praises, He sang with Joint Heirs Quartet and his daughter Beth. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother Jerry D. Rivers. Married to Laura Monzingo Rivers for 51 years two children were born to this marriage Rickey & wife Beverly, Beth Hieronimus, & husband Michael, grandchildren, Chris Rivers, Hannah Rivers, Jeremy Winters, Collin Hieronimus, T.J. Hieronimus, Jared Haydel, Trent Haydel, Taylor Haydel, and 5 Great grandchildren. Also surviving brothers LeRoy Rivers & wife Ann, Olin Rivers & wife Judy, Jackie Rivers & wife Evelyn, and sister Cleta McCleskey. Pallbearers will be Collin Hieronimus, Jeremy Winters, Chris Rivers, Jared Haydel, Trent Haydel , Taylor Haydel, and DeWayne Rivers. The family will meet friends from 6pm ~ 8pm Tuesday Night at the Funeral Home.

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