Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

November 8, 2013

Charles “C.B.” Rivers


Bluefield Daily Telegraph

OCALA, Fla. — C.B. Rivers, 88, passed away Monday, Nov. 4, 2013 in Ocala, FL. He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Betty Jean Rivers. Together they lived most of their lives in Welch, WV where they owned and operated the Men’s Smart Shop on McDowell Street.

C.B. was extremely proud of being a West Virginia Mountaineer and of his service in the U. S. Navy during World War II.

They will be buried together in the Florida National Cemetery for Veterans in Bushnell, FL.

Survivors include their son, H.J. and his wife Mary Beth of Silver Springs, FL; grandson, Bryan G. Rivers and fiancée Kristi DeBenedities of Pleasanton, CA; and nephew, Charles Thompson and wife Lena who reside in Thailand.

Submitted by Florida Cremation Society, Inc. of Ocala.