Gary Lee Bivens
Nov. 28, 1949 to Sept. 14, 2019
Gary Lee Bivens, 69, of Morganton left to meet his loved ones in Heaven on Saturday, September 14, 2019. Born in Burke County, NC on November 28, 1949, he was the son of the late Russell Lee Bivens and Elsie Cleo Buff Bivens. Gary was a member of Mull’s Grove Baptist Church. He retired from General Electric and then worked for Griffin Security. He enjoyed trivia and especially reading the Bible.
A devoted husband, father, and grandfather, Gary is survived by his wife, Marjorie Earley Bivens; daughter, Melissa Bivens (Chad); step-son, Dale Branch (Jameia); step-daughters, Janna Branch and Rebekah Thompson (Kris); grandchildren, Brittany, Austin and Tyler Brigman, Chase and Marlyn Thompson, Caleb and Alexis Branch; and great-grandchildren, Addisyn, Addilynn, Braylee, and Skylar; sister, Maxine Robinson.
In addition to his parents, Gary was preceded in death by a grandson, Marcus Brigman, Jr. sisters, Carolyn Williford, Frances Flynn, and Lucille Massy.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m., Friday, September 20, 2019 at Mull’s Grove Baptist Church. The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. in the church with Rev. David Orders officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mull’s Grove Baptist Church, 5106 Burkemont Road, Morganton, NC 28655.
Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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