June 20, 2024
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Isaac William Rives Jr.

1940 – 2021

Isaac William “I.W.” Rives Jr., 81, of Emory, died on September 3, 2021, at Christus Mother Frances hospital in Tyler. 

He was born on January 19, 1940, in Dallas to Isaac William Sr. and Irene Rives. He married Patricia Smith on April 26, 1957. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.  

Mr. Rives is survived by his wife; daughters, Terri Furman, Tobi Rives, Tammy Reid and husband Tony and Tonya Rives; grandchildren, Eric and Savanna Christian, Kaci Reid, Justin and Mackenzie Christian, Brandon and Britney Pitre, Anthony and Kaylea Reid, Sharyse and Dakota McDowell, and Ami Pitre; and numerous great-grandchildren; sister, Marilyn Suggs; and brothers, Al and Jerry Rives.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother. 

Arrangements were under the direction of Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home in Emory.