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Roy "Bob" Rivers

Roy "Bob" Rivers, age 86, of Ellisville, Mississippi, passed away Thursday, May 21, at his residence. He was born on Friday, July 21, 1933, and was a lifelong resident of Ellisville.

Graveside service at Oak Bowery Cemetery on Hwy 588 at 10:00 AM Saturday, May 23. Bro. Kenny Morris and Bro. Kent Grice will officiate. Bro. Micah Husser will lead the music.

He was a member of New Bethany Baptist Church where he served as a deacon for many years.

He married his sweetheart, Alice Maudell Rivers, December 24, 1953. Together they had four boys and embarked on many adventures. He was a hard worker and self-employed for many years. He had a General Country store and laundromat. For 45 years he grew for Sanderson Farms. He did ceramics and woodworks and was a retired carpenter. He opened Rivers Kuntry Katfish September 15, 1994. He loved trips to the Great Smokey Mountains and would go at the drop of the hat.

He is preceded in death by his father, John C. Rivers Sr, Mother, Cola T. Rivers, Sister, Lois Waktins (Tony), Brothers; J.C. Rivers Jr. (Etheline), R.B. Rivers (Helen), Lavelle, Burlin Rivers (Pauline), Baby Brother Rivers.

Survivors include his wife, Alice Maudell Rivers of 66 years, Sons Jerry (Beth), Bobby Joe (Teresa), Billy, Ken (Angelia) Grandchildren; Albert (Stephany), Dean (Joy), Alicia Al Sharhan (Munam), Emily Doiron, Justin (Baileigh), Jason (Ivie), Tommy Mitchell, Preston (Angela), Kimberly Rivers, Destin (Landri), Kennedy (Jacob), Zoey and a host of Great and Great-Great Grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Justin Rivers, Destin Rivers, Prestin Mitchell, Tommy Mitchell, Jason Rivers and Jacob Lee. Honorary pallbearers will be Tom Rivers, Albert Gazdacko and Dean Joyner.


Roy "Bob" Rivers
July 21, 1933 - May 21, 2020




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