Donald Ray “Pop” Bivins, age 85, of Cuthand, went to his Heavenly Home on Friday, October 2, 2020, surrounded by his family. Mr. Bivins was born September 20, 1935, in the Maple Community of Red River County the son of William “Bill” and Susie Belcher Bivins. Pop was a carpenter and a longtime member of the Cuthand United Methodist Church. He married Bonnie LeNora Smith on June 3, 1955. She preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Billie Sue McConnell and Jimmie Fay Stewart.
Pop enjoyed hunting, fishing and ranching. He was a true Cowboy and never missed a Bogata Rodeo! The Bivins family has held many roping’s, events and fundraisers at their Bivins Arena that Pop was very proud of. He was a loving father, grandfather and great grandfather.
Survivors include his daughters, Judy Mankins, Janice Gentry, Joyce Bivins, Jean Gustin and husband, Mike all of Cuthand; his son, Jeffery Don Bivins of Cuthand; 15 grandchildren, Tye Mankins, Camelia Jenkins and husband, Bryce, Faith Cherry and husband, David, Samuel Gentry, Shyrale Bivins, Micah Landers, James Wesley Landers, Sydney and husband, Erik Sykes, Haley and husband, Jeremy Ward, Hope Bivins and Eli Bivins; great grandchildren, Korie, Lakin and Kentley Mankins, Bonner Jenkins, Dixon Bivins, Raylee and Kase Landers, Paysley and Brodix Sykes, Nora, Jaxon and Savanna Ward; sisters, Johnnie Loise Jones of Mt. Pleasant and Nina Jo and husband, Robert Holt of Cuthand; his in-laws, Jake Smith, Peggy Belcher and Shirley Earley and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services are set for 2:00 p.m. Monday, October 5, 2020, at the Cuthand United Methodist Church with Rev. John Purviance officiating. Burial will follow in Cuthand Cemetery under the direction of Clarksville Funeral Home.
Pallbearers are Tye Mankins, Bryce Jenkins, David Cherry, Samuel Gentry, Shyrale Bivins, James Wesley Landers, Erik Sykes, Eli Bivins and Jeremy Ward.
The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Cuthand United Methodist Church.
Memories and condolences may be added at www.clarksvillefuneralhome.com .
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