Thurman Rivers, Jr., age 76, passed away on February 7, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Bennetsville, SC, son of the late Thurman and Ruth (Modlin) Rivers. Thurman was a Methodist Minister, graduated from the University of Florida and received his Masters of Divinity at Emory University. He was a loving family man who enjoyed grilling for the whole family. Thurman was an avid Gator fan. Surviving are his dear wife of 57 years, Virginia; three children, Robert (Julie) Rivers, Julie(Robert) Hoffman, Jeffery (Vickie) Rivers; six grandchildren, Amanda Chapman, Christopher Rivers, Mitch Rivers, Rebecca Rivers, Bryce and Kaylee Hoffman; two great grandchildren and numerous friends and his dear four legged friend Max with whom he shared a banana every day. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 2:00 pm at Oaklawn Cemetery, 4801 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32207.
Arrangements are under the care of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, 4801 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32207. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hardage-giddensoaklawnchapel.com