Robert Michael Vincent Rivera, 36, of Newberry, died Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at his residence.

Born on January 27, 1979, in Kokomo, IN, he was the son of Dixon Rivera II and Linda Vines Rivera. He was a Navy veteran.

Mr. Rivera is survived in addition to his parents by his wife, Mary Ann Lassale Rivera; sons, Alexander St. Pierre and Christian Giecewicz; daughters, Jennifer Lassale and Cassandra Giecewicz; sisters, Amanda Burdine, Tammie Lominick and Rhonda Cathcart; brothers, Dixon Rivera III, Arthur Moody, Jr. and Kenneth Coffey; aunt, Ogla Rivera and family and uncle, Robert Rivera and family. He was predeceased by grandparents, Olga Wiscovitch Rivera and Dixon Rivera Lugo.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday, March 18, 2105, at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at 2:00 pm in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The family will be at the home of his parents, 752 Springhill Drive, Newberry, SC 29108.

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#22 Donna Taylor 2015-03-18 00:56
i am so sad to hear about Bobby. He was such a good friend of Scott's in high school and I loved him like a son. He will truly be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his entire family.
#21 carolyn wicker 2015-03-17 18:22
Linda and Dixon sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with as you going through this difficult time. Bobby is in a better place. Sending my love your way.
#20 William Cromer 2015-03-16 18:12
You are in your thoughts and prayers. William and Debbie Cromer.
#19 Charlie & Dean Young 2015-03-16 17:15
Linda and I am sorry to hear your loss, the passing of my, young friend Bobby. I could always depend on him if I need his help, no matter what it might be. I often think of his manners, mild temper, and sportsmanship. The good lord has received a fine person that will surely be missed. God be with you
#18 Kristie Murphy 2015-03-16 16:25
To the family of Bobby; May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. Our most sincere condolences.
#17 Tara Madray Price 2015-03-16 15:17
Mrs. Linda & Mr. Dixon and entire family. My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family during this difficult time. Bobby was always very kind and loving when we were growing up. May he always be the brightest star in the sky that you see.
#16 UncleMike&AuntDiane 2015-03-16 15:12
Seems like yesterday you and Dixon were chasing Uncle Mike around the house and wrestling with him. Then last summer we got to see Christian and Cassandra do the same things with you. You were the best father those kids have ever had. You have accomplished so much in these short years. Your kindhearted, loving ways have held this family together. You will be greatly missed. We are so proud of you and love you very much. Love Uncle Mike & Aunt Diane
#15 Corina Floyd 2015-03-16 14:59
I still remember holding you when you were a baby. I remember how much you and Dixon loved playing and wrestling with my dad, or as you knew him Uncle Mike. As adults we weren't able to see each other often so it made me so happy to see the fun loving man you had grown up to be, so much like my dad. My kids loved playing with you just as much as you loved playing with him. It made me cherish every moment we were able to spend in your company. I am forever thankful you were able to share that wonderful joy and love with children that weren't yours by birth but yours by heart. I am so proud to call you cousin. You will be forever loved and missed by every life you've touched. We love you Bobby. I love you Bobby, Corina
#14 Granny- Velma Pritts 2015-03-16 13:57
I will miss my big teddy bear. Gramps (Kenny Pritts) always said that you and Dixon were the grandsons he never had. We always enjoyed our trips down there to visit you. I dreamed that Kenny was there waiting for you in heaven. I know he would have been happy to see you but you will be missed here on earth. Granny
#13 Kathy Turner - Mom 2015-03-16 13:49
Even though I didn't get to see you as often as I should have, I am so proud of the man you became. You were my rock. You were there for me when I needed you the most. You were a great father to Christian and Cassandra. You will be greatly missed by me and our whole family in Indiana and Tennessee. I love you Bobby, Mom
#12 Gloria Mitchell 2015-03-15 20:53
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Arthur. God will sustain you and give you peace.
#11 diane cockrell 2015-03-15 01:28
My heart goes out to family a great man my love and prayers for linda and big d love u and little d love you to great man love you too prayers fo all from brad shannon and me
#10 JOSEPH C LIVELY 2015-03-14 18:16
MR. and Mrs. Rivera,

I would like to express my sincere condolences in the passing of Bobby. I have many great memories of Bobby on the football field! Great memories of a great friend! Joey Lively
#9 Janet Smith 2015-03-14 17:17
Please know that I am praying for Bobby and for your family. My son Derek and Bobby were friends in high School, Bobby was always so very well mannered, kind , and happy.I am so saddened by your loss, I will keep you all in my prayers.God Bless. Janet Smith
#8 mom and dad 2015-03-14 12:14
There is a star in Heaven It comes out every night. I know that star is you.Bobby you have come to say Goodnight to us . we LOVE YOU SO MUCH .SO REST IN PEACE MY SON. LOVE MOM AND DAD.
#7 Casey Meeks Johnson 2015-03-14 11:36
Robert was such a sweet person and a great friend. I am so sorry for your loss and I pray God brings you all peace during this difficult time. Rest in Peace, My friend!
#6 Jessica Griffen 2015-03-13 22:39
Goodbye my friend I am at a lost for words. I will miss you dearly. It was a privilege to work with you at wom and to have your friendship. My heart goes out to your family.
#5 Brandon 2015-03-13 18:01
Unckle Bobby you will be missed we all love you and we always will be in our hearts and memories and i love love you so very much and you have always been a verryamazing unckle I love u so so so much .
#4 Tammie Lominick 2015-03-13 16:55
This special message is sent to you up above-for the angels to take care of you and give you all my love! Bobby I love you. You are always in my heart. ? Miss you dearly my little brother?
#3 sissy 2015-03-13 14:13
No farewell words were spoken .No time to say good-bye. You were gone before we know it And onle GOD know why.our hearts still ache in sadess. And secret tears still flow. what it meant to lose you. no one will ever know.until we meet again my brother .my brother was so amazing GOD MADE HIM AN ANGEL .I WILL MISS YOU BUT ALWAYS LOVE YOU .LOVE YOUR SISTER SISSY
#2 angie heffner 2015-03-13 10:46
I am saddened by your loss. You are in our prayers at this difficult time.
#1 Alicia S. Rosemond 2015-03-13 10:13
Bobby, you will be missed. I enjoyed working with you at White oak. My prayers are with your family. Rest in peace my friend

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