On Ash Wednesday, the life of my beloved cousin (in-law) Robert came to an end far too soon, leaving an empty spot in the hearts of all who knew him. If you're a praying person, please offer up a prayer for Rob's family, friends, and his fiancee and my dear friend Amy.
If you suffer from depression, I beg you to see a doctor or counselor for help. Please don't suffer in silence. There is treatment and medication; you don't have to feel hopeless. I wish no one else would ever have to experience the heartache that Robert's family and friends are now experiencing from this tragic loss.
Robert Kenneth Rives, born in Elkhart, Indiana on June 27, 1974, passed away on March 9, 2011. He is survived by his grandfather, Chester A. Adams, his parents, William Kenneth Rives and Malinda Land Rives, his sisters, Kimberly Rives Miers and Jennifer Leigh Chandler, his brothers-in-law, Harris Wood Miers III and James Scott Chandler, his nieces, Megan Leigh Miers, Brooke Armstrong Chandler and Harper Leigh Chandler, his nephews, Harris Wood Miers IV ("Dru") and William Wyatt Chandler, his fiancé Amy Stover, many extended family members and friends. Robby was Director of Operations for Miers Group, LLC. He attended Cistercian Preparatory School, graduated from Duncanville High School in 1992 and attended The University of Texas at Arlington. Intellectually and musically gifted, Robby possessed a contagious sense of humor and indescribable strength. He loved music, the Texas Rangers, current events and above all else his family. Services will be held at The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, 3966 McKinney Ave., Dallas, at 2pm, on Saturday, March 12, 20011. Graveside service will be at Laurel Land Cemetery in Dallas. In lieu of flowers the family asks that you donate to the Rives Education Fund at Bank of America, 5500 Preston Road, Ste B, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-559-6476. Pall Bearers are Chris Cash, Chris Dearborn, Jerrod Escalante, John Stamey, Joey Stewart and Dean Weaver. Honorary Pall Bearers are Derrek Adams Michael Ballew, Scott Chandler, Alli Dearborn, Harris Wood Miers III, Harris Wood Miers IV ("Dru") and Gordon Rives Jr. Ushers are Andy Gambrell, Pete Griffith, Matthew Allen, and Chris Bomberger.
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