Obituaries » David Wayne Rivers

David Wayne Rivers

May 8, 1963 - June 29, 2019

  • Visitation: 5:00 – 8:00 PM on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at the Johnson-Arrowood Funeral Home
  • Funeral Service: 8:00 PM on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 in the funeral home chapel
  • Graveside: 12:30 PM on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at Red Hill Cemetery in Pennington Gap, VA
    • Those wishing to attend the graveside services are asked to meet at the cemetery

Posted by:
Brenda & Darrell Martin

Posted on:
July 4, 2019

I knew David back in high school and I saw him and his wife at Applebee's a few years back. He was still the same sweet guy, full of smiles and twinkling eyes. He seemed really happy, what more could any of us ask for? I'm sorry for your loss, I know he will be missed.

Posted by:
Norma and Jeff Rich

Posted on:
July 3, 2019

We were good friends with David. We had some good times. He could always make you laugh and a dood time better. I'm so sorry for your great loss. Praying for you and your whole family for peace and comfort. Was just thinking about the last night I saw him. It was after the AC/DC tribute band in Pennington Gap. Who was to know that was only a few months ago and now he's gone. Life is short. Hold onto your family and cherish your memories. Much love to you and your family. God Bless You.

Posted by:
Bonnie Helton

Posted on:
July 3, 2019

David and Aimee I just learned today of the passing of David. I am so sorry for your loss, he was such a pleasure to know. My mom and dad send their condolences also. Prayers for the whole family. God Bless you all.

Posted by:
betty owens

Posted on:
July 2, 2019

Mandy, I will miss David. love and prayers

Posted by:
Patricia Harold-Frye

Posted on:
July 2, 2019

To Mandy and all of your family. Praying for comfort and peace. It was an honor to know Dave. I never seen him without a smile on his face. Love and prayers , Pat Harold Frye and family.

Posted by:
Anna Manis

Posted on:
July 1, 2019

Sending prayers for the family so sorry for your loss. I've known David for many years we worked together for 12 of those and he was a kind gentle soul who loved to laugh and make others laugh as well. He will be greatly missed by all. I'm praying God will give you all peace and comfort in the upcoming days. God bless.

Posted by:
Linda Kay Owens

Posted on:
July 1, 2019

I was so sorry and suprised to hear that my old friend David had passed away. We worked together many years at Norris Industries/Mascotech in Duffield. Never a dull moment with David. He will be missed. So sorry for you and all the family. I pray the Lord will hold you close each and every day. I miss my friend. I will pray for all of you.

Posted by:
Amanda Rollins

Posted on:
July 1, 2019

Mandy, I'm so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you and your family. Love you

Posted by:
Diane Rollins

Posted on:
July 1, 2019

Mandy, So sorry for your loss. Love Diane

Posted by:
Jeannie & Gerald Laughters

Posted on:
July 1, 2019

Mandy and all of the family, you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Dave was just a super guy, whether it was at the Eagles, Food City, or anywhere he was he brought a smile and good feelings. Soar high our dear friend

Posted by:
Terry Coffey

Posted on:
July 1, 2019

So sorry to read of Dave's passing. Before my retirement in 2015 I used to see Dave quite often while making deliveries to Hutchinson Sealing. He was always a great guy. Willing to help or find someone who could. I've thought of him often.

Posted by:
Nikki Holt

Posted on:
July 1, 2019

My prayers are with you all.... My heart cries as well!!! Dave genuinely loved life everyday, he tried to bring a smile to everyone he met and I don't remember anyone ever being a stranger to him, he was as open and giving to all. I know life has s way of getting so busy that just keeping up with family is hard and I am truly sorry that we had not visited more.... We have shared many things without realizing.... Out children grew up together, we have celebrated many of life's gifts together about birthday, marriages, grandchildren..... Dave was there always a heart felt grin and you got this attitude! We miss you and pray for comfort and peace to be with all who are struggling to say good bye but especially to Many his wife and all of his children and grandchildren. With love and sorrow, we are hear for anything you may need. The Holt Family

Posted by:
Justin Knight (J.T.)

Posted on:
July 1, 2019

Dave was a true friend to me and my family. He had the uncanny ability to make you laugh no matter what kind of mood you were in. He would give you the shirt off of his back and didn't think twice about it. Dave was the kind of man who put family first. He never let trivial things get in the way of what truly mattered. the first time I met Dave I was 14 years old, they had just moved in next door I was jumping my bike off of the snow drifts into his yard. When he came outside I thought he was going to yell at me to get out of his yard. instead he came out to cheer me on. Over the years we became great friends, our families stayed close even after we moved away. Every time I would go back to TN I would always stop in and see Dave. He always had that Smile that was so contagious. Anastasia has that same smile. I have so many great memories of the time we spent together. His memory will live on with his kids, grandkid's, and hundreds of friends that had the pleasure of knowing Dave. Farwell my Friend see you on the other side.

Posted by:
Clark Phipps

Posted on:
July 1, 2019

Dear Rivers family, I am so sorry to hear of David's passing. He and I worked together at NI Industries, and even rode to work together for a while. He was so positive, we laughed and talked about everything in the world. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by:
Michelle browning

Posted on:
July 1, 2019

Im sorry for your lose and i hope the kids are okay...if you need to talk message me im willing to talk to you.i miss yall and im so sorry about your lose...