Jesse Thomas Rivenbark, 77, of Waveland passed away on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at his residence. He was born on July 20, 1941 in Wilmington, North Carolina to the late Jesse Autway and Dorothy (Clander) Rivenbark. On November 23, 1981 he married Melba (McKinley) Rivenbark. She preceded him in death on April 14, 2017.
Upon graduating from high school he joined the United States Navy where he proudly served our country. After returning home he attended trade school for two years to become an electrician. Jesse helped in the construction of Nucor and then worked there as an electrician and safety officer until retirement. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, and enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, making homemade items and gardening.
Jesse is survived by his children; Marcie (Keith) Stalnaker, North Carolina, Jesse Rivenbark, Waveland, and Frank Rivenbark, Putnam County, grandchildren, Jason, Billy, Hannah, Jozlyn, and Frank, great-grandchildren, four, siblings, Ernest (Sue) Rivenbark, North Carolina, Linda (Ray) Williamson, North Carolina and Billy (Catherine) Rivenbark, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Melba.
Funeral service will be 12:00 PM, Saturday, September 8, 2018 at Machledt & Servies Funeral Home, 301 E. Green Street, Waveland, IN with Pastor Brian Campbell officiating. Burial will follow in Freedom Cemetery. You are welcome to visit with the family at the funeral home from 10:00 to 12:00 PM prior to the service on Saturday.