Mr. Dallas P. Rivers (MAJOR SCNG RET.), age 94, entered into rest on Monday, July 1, 2019 at his home. Funeral Services will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at Hopewell Baptist Church by Pastor Phil Wyatt with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will greet friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.
Mr. Rivers was born February 16, 1925 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late Coy Winston and Laura Ethel Smith Rivers. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, and was the recipient of the Bronze Star. A retired member and former Company Commander of the SC National Guard, Mr. Rivers earned the distinction of Retired Major. Mr. Rivers was the longest serving member of the American Legion Post 74 in Chesterfield. He was a lifelong member of Hopewell Baptist Church, where he was a former Deacon, Sunday school teacher, and was the oldest living member of the church.
Mr. Rivers was a retired employee of Burlington Industries with over 20 years of service, and enjoyed cattle farming and gardening. A true family man, Dallas will be lovingly remembered as an excellent father and provider for his family.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Rivers was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, Gerald and Thomas Rivers, and by 5 sisters, Clara Lisenby, Kola Roscoe, Ruth Gulledge, Sarah Brooks, and Vivian Lisenby.
Survivors include his wife of nearly 71 years, Elizabeth “Lib” B. Rivers of the home; son, Perry Rivers; daughter, Ann (James) Coleman both of Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren, Ashley (Spencer) Heringa of Pendleton, SC, and Christopher “Chris” L. (Michelle) Deese of Florence, SC; great grandchildren, Morgan, Kellan, and Karis; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army, 4015 Stuart Andrew Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28217 or to the Paralyzed Veterans of America, 801 Eighteenth Street NW Washington, DC 20006-3517
Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Rivers family.