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Richard Rivers

Richard Joe Rivers, Jr.

Monday, January 4th, 1954 - Tuesday, February 19th, 2019
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Obituary

Richard Joe Rivers, Jr., 65, passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2019. He was born January 4, 1954 to Richard and Thelma (Fowler) Rivers in Wichita, KS. Richard liked watching old western movies, fishing, and attending rodeos. He enjoyed farm work and working with horses in his younger years. Richard always dreamed of having a farm with chickens and cows. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers-in-law, Gregg Barbour and David Pulsifer. Richard is survived by his siblings, Ron (Rita) Rivers, Sonia (William) Reagan, Terrilene (Cosmo) Espinoza, and Debra Barbour; nieces, Kandi Parsons, Stacia Webb, and Alyssa Able; and nephews, Jay Farris, William Reagan III, Ryan Rivers, and Tyler Rivers. Visitation: Monday, February 25, 2019, from 5 to 8 pm with family present between 5 & 6:30 pm. Funeral: 10 am, Tuesday, February 26, 2019, both at Smith Family Mortuary, 1415 N. Rock Rd., Derby, KS 67037. Interment to follow at Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Special Olympics of Kansas, 5280 Foxridge Dr., Mission, KS 66202.

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  • First Visitation

    Monday, February 25th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Monday, February 25th, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Smith Family Mortuary
    Address
    1415 North Rock Road
    Derby, Kansas 67037
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    Family present between 5 & 6:30 pm
  • Service

    Tuesday, February 26th, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Tuesday, February 26th, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    Smith Family Mortuary Chapel
    Address
    1415 N. Rock Rd.
    Derby, Kansas 67037
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Tuesday, February 26th, 2019 |
    When
    Tuesday, February 26th, 2019
    Location
    Greenwood Cemetery
    Address
    6231 W. 47th St. Ss.
    Wichita, Kansas
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Donations are being accepted for: SPECIAL OLYMPICS KANSAS INC.

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