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James William "Bill" "Butch" Rives

of Little Rock, AR, 1943 - 2017

JAMES WILLIAM "BILL" "BUTCH" RIVES, age 74, of Little Rock, Ark., died Thursday, June 23, 2017, at CHI St. Vincent's Hospital. He was born May 29, 1943 in Little Rock. He is the son of James A. and Dorothy Harris Rives.
He was a Navy veteran and retired from the Little Rock Police Department.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his aunt and uncle, Cecil (Chick) and Rose Rives; his daughter, Tracy Rives Chambers; his sister, Joan Woodell; and previous wife, Joy Lankford Rives.
He is survived by his wife, Karen Cashion Rives; son, Larry (Angela) Rives of Cane Hill, Ark.; his daughters, Shannan Rives of Little Rock, Jamie (Al) Dunaway of Deer Lodge, Tenn., Tamela (Curt) Taylor of Scranton, Ark.; his sisters, Jimmie Dot Thomas of Little Rock, and Rosalie McVay of Littlerock, Calif.; and his cousin, Sue Riggin of Little Rock. He also is survived by ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 27, at Pinecrest Funeral Home, 7401 Hwy 5 North, Alexander. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 28, at Pinecrest Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a favorite charity.

Published June 26, 2017

Griffin Leggett Forest Hills
1200 Highway 5 North, Alexander, AR
Phone: 501-455-1067