Carol Bishop Rivenbark, age 76 of Gainesville, Florida passed away Thursday, January 3, 2019. She was born September 16, 1942 in Lake City,Florida to James Duval and Mildred Ellis Bishop. She graduated from Florida State University in 1963. She was a nurse at Baptist Hospital in Jacksonville, FL, where she met her husband. Carol was a nurse for 55 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Gainesville.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Walter "Buddy" Rivenbark III; children--Amy Chin (Ian), Walter Rivenbark IV (Camila); David Rivenbark and Chris Rivenbark; six grandchildren--Cole, Colin, Luke, Aidan, Jake and Alyssa, with one on the way, Weiland, due in May.
She was known as the rock of the family, was proud mother of her 4 kids and a friend to many in her 20+ year career at the Village, taking care and serving others as a nurse.
The family received friends on Sunday, January 6, 2019 at Williams-Thomas Funeral Home Downtown, 404 North Main Street, Gainesville, FL. Burial will be in Rockfish Memorial Cemetery in Wallace, North Carolina for family on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 11:00 am. For those who wish, a donation may be made to Alachua Humane Society, 4205 NW 6th St, Gainesville, Florida 32609. Please visit her memorial page at www.williamsthomasfuneralhome.com