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John Harrison Bivins
November 18, 1933 ~ September 15, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old
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With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of John Harrison Bivins, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend. John was a generous man of unwavering dedication to his family, with a tireless work ethic, and a deep love for God. He departed this world on September 15, 2023, surrounded by the love and care of his family and devoted wife, Nadine Bivins. John is preceded in death by his parents, Nettie Drumheller Bivins and William Daniel Bivins, as well as his brother William “Boots” Daniel Bivins, Jr., and twin sisters, Mary Vaughan, and Betty Hanback and his beloved first wife, Gwendolyn Mae Bennett Bivins. To cherish his memory, he is survived by his wife, Nadine Purks Bivins; his sister, Pauline Moore, his two sons, Bryan Scott Bivins (Kim) and William Todd Bivins (Jenni), and their children: John Harrison Bivins, Alexandra Payne Bivins, Lily Taylor Bivins; and nephews, David, and Bryan Moore; and his niece, Rebecca Cordeau (Mark). He is lovingly survived by Nadine’s son, Rob White (Wanda); their daughter, Samantha White Beiro (Riley); Nadine’s daughter, Kristi White Snow (John); and their children, John Andrew Snow, Samuel David Snow, and Anna Marie Snow Scheuter (Matt). Visitation will be held Thursday, September 21st at 11 a.m. at Sandston Baptist Church with a funeral service to honor John's life starting at noon with a reception immediately following. Graveside services will follow at 3 p.m. at Washington Memorial Park. Friends and family are invited to join in remembrance and celebration of a remarkable man who touched so many lives. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to either Sandston Baptist Church or the Samaritan’s Purse at www.samaritanspurse.org.