LTC Franklin James Rivers

  • Born: August 1, 1933
  • Died: December 9, 2021
  • Location: Easley, South Carolina

Robinson Funeral Home & Crematory - Powdersville Road

1425 Powdersville Road
Easley, SC 29642
Tel. (864) 442-1800

Tribute & Message From The Family

Franklin James Rivers
Easley, SC

LTC Franklin James Rivers (Ret.), 88, husband of Dorothy "Dot" Chastain Rivers, of Easley, passed away Thursday, December 9, 2021.

Born in Sumter, SC, he was the son of the late Jesse James and Elma Galloway Rivers.

Mr. Rivers graduated from The Citadel and later retired from the Veterans Affairs office as Benefits Counselor. He was a member and Past Patron of the Order of the Eastern Star and Rock Springs Baptist Church. He loved to play golf, read, and was a skilled woodworker. Mr. Rivers proudly served as Air Defensemen with the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He received the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Vietnam Service Medal with two Bronze Service Stars, Combat Infantryman's Badge, Vietnam Campaign Medal, and Bronze Star Medal.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Rivers is survived by daughters, Teresa Blackmon (Kenny) of Lancaster, SC and Renee Williams (Burnie) of Gastonia, NC; a son, Franklin J. Rivers, Jr. (Lisa) of Rock Hill, SC; stepsons, Scott Culley (Christine) of Lexington, SC, Larry Culley of West Columbia, SC, and Michael White (Amy) of Easley; grandchildren, Stephen McKnight (Morgan), Stephanie Thompkins (Brent), Hannah Fultz (Christian), and Emma White; great-grandchildren, Belle and Marie Thompkins, and Graham and Georgia McKnight. Mr. Rivers also leaves behind his extended church family.

He was preceded in death by a brother, William F. "Billy" Rivers.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at Rock Springs Baptist Church.

The family will receive friends prior to the service from 12:00 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at the church.

Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 15, 2021 in Fort Jackson National Cemetery, Columbia, SC.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Samaritan's Purse, PO Box 3000 Boone, NC 28607.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

Dot- was so shocked to see Franks obituary on Robinson's. Know you are heartbroken. Will be praying for peace for you. Love you Dot.

Joan Ellis friendEasley, S.C. December 14, 2021.

Posted by Joan Ellis - Easley, SC - Friend   December 14, 2021

Dot, I'm so sorry for your loss. Please know that you're in my thoughts and prayers. I love you dearly.

Posted by Linda Brooks - Easley, SC - Friend   December 13, 2021

Sweet sweet Man!! I am so very sorry Dot and family. I love you and praying for You! Y’all were so precious together!! ❤❤

Posted by Debbie - Friend   December 13, 2021

Dot, sorry to read about your husband. My heart and prayers are with you at this time.

Posted by Ann Lyons - Easley, SC - Friend   December 11, 2021


Posted by EMMA SIMS - PAGELAND, SC - Acquaintance   December 11, 2021

My heart goes out in sympathy and love to a special friend of Eastern Star. Prayers are given for the family.

Posted by Nancy Jones - Rock Hill, SC - Friend   December 11, 2021

We are so sorry to hear of Frank's passing. May God comfort your hurting heart. Our love & prayers.

Posted by Jerry & June Ray - Greenville, SC - Friend   December 10, 2021

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