June W. Rives , 93, of Salisbury, passed away Sunday, November 5, 2017 at his home in Salisbury, NC.
He was born June 2, 1924 in Bear Creek, NC to the late Carl and Emma Gilmore Rives. June was a member of Bethel Baptist Church. He was the owner and founder of Rives Motor Company which he founded in 1954.
June loved NASCAR, Chevrolet cars and trucks and being around people. He also enjoyed fishing at the coast, quail hunting, buying cars, and going to auctions.
In addition to his parents, June was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Brooks Rives; daughter, June Carrol Rives; brother, Virgil Rives, and sister, Evelyn Stone.
June is survived by his son, Don Garry Rives and wife Gail of Richfield; daughter, Betsy Whitaker and husband Larry of Salisbury; granddaughter, Raven Patrick of Granite Quarry; two great-grandsons, Colson, Jett; two brothers, Foster Rives of Bear Creek, and Wayne Rives of Siler City.
The family will greet friends and relatives on Thursday, November 9, 2017, 11:30 am - 12:45 pm at Bethel Baptist Church, Rockwell, NC.
The funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, November 9, 2017, in the Bethel Baptist Church, Rockwell, NC, with Pastor John Houghton, officiating.
Burial will follow in the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Bethel Baptist Church Memorial Fund PO Box 655 Rockwell, NC 28138.
Powles Staton Funeral Home of Rockwell, honored provider of Veterans Funeral Care, is assisting the Rives family. Online condolences may be made at www.powlesfuneralhome.com.
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