OBITUARY

Mike Randal Rivers

January 31, 1954March 31, 2014
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Mike "Paw" RiversFuneral Services honoring the life of Mike "Paw" Randal Rivers, 60, of Stonewall, Louisiana will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Centuries Memorial Funeral Home in Shreveport. Burial will follow at Centuries Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at Centuries Memorial Funeral Home from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Friday, April 4, 2014. Paw passed away on Monday, March 31, 2014. Paw was born January 31, 1954. He began working as a tile setter and a roofer but found his calling while working in a gun shop. He opened his own business, Mike's Guns, in 1985 and has owned and operated it ever since. Paw was a phenomenal gunsmith and could turn any 'ole gun into a work of art.His love of guns didn't stop there. He enjoyed hunting deer and rabbits, especially with his two sons, Shane and Kevin. Paw was a great shot and could kill more deer sitting in one spot than any of his buddies running dogs. Whether Paw was taking care of family and friends, working in the gun shop, driving down dirt roads to a deer stand or chasing the barks of hounds, a few things are for sure: His truck didn't have a speck of dirt on it, his clothes were neatly pressed, and his hair was perfect. Paw was a hard working man that took pride in everything he did. Paw was a loving husband to his wife, Diane Rivers, and together they would have celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary in August.He was preceded in death by his parents, Riley Elmer and Mary Laverne Rivers; his brother, Johnny Ray Rivers; and his sister, Sue Rivers. He is survived by his loving wife, Diane Rivers; two sons, Shane Rivers and his wife Sherry; Kevin Rivers and his wife Nikki; five grandsons, Bobby McNeely, Cody McNeely, Dylan Rivers, Garrett Ferrata, and Gavin Rivers; four granddaughters, Leiloni Bishop, Hailey Rivers, Megan Rivers, and Addison Ferrata; two brothers, Monroe Rivers and Patrick Rivers; four sisters, Elaine Rivers, Judy Hershiser, Annette Phelps, and Margie Heggins; and a host of relatives and friends.Paw will be remembered by all who knew him, especially his "Good Buddy" Gavin.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, April 4, 2014
  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 5, 2014
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Debbie Rivers

April 7, 2014

Diane,
I am so sorry about Mike. He was a good person. You & family are in my payers.

Always,
Debbie Rivers

April 5, 2014

I lost my dad last October, so I still feel the jolt. Kevin, you have a great family and you have a lot of friends who are grieving with you. Will Caldwell

danny wilkins

April 4, 2014

my prayers are with you

reece and diane youngblood

April 4, 2014

so sorry for your loss. our prayers are with you

Warren Walker

April 4, 2014

May our GOD'S all encompassing and loving arms envelope Your Family and Friends and give You the peace that passes all human understanding. LORD please bless this family.

Warren Walker

April 4, 2014

Truly,one of my Heroes, This Artisan's word and handshake were His bond,a trait so hard to find amongst men.Thank You for all the knowledge and wisdom You shared with me over the years.My salute to Your life and deepest sympathies to Mrs.Diane,Shane,Kevin and surviving Family.The most endangered species "The Honest Man" You will be sorely missed Sir.

Letha Armstrong

April 4, 2014

I am so sorry to hear about your brother. It is hard to lose a sibling. My prayers are with the family.

Robin Johnson-Dodson

April 4, 2014

So sorry for y'all's loss will say a prayer

Ashlee Rivers Guidry

April 4, 2014

So sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers go out to your family. May the comfort of God help you during this time.

Traci Sepulvado

April 3, 2014

Diane, Shane, & Kevin, We are so sorry for your loss. Mike was a great mam and will be greatly missed. Praying for y'all. Love you all.