He was born in Hammonds, Indiana and lived in Sumner, Illinois for 30 years where he worked for an auto repair shop and owned a business. He also worked for Wonder Bread Company.
He is survived by his wife, Donna Meeker Stivers of Benton; one son, Tom Stivers of Benton; two daughters, Barbara Stivers of Benton and Shelia Stivers; one step son, Robert Richey of Benton; one step daughter, Deborah Richey Mills of Sumner, Ill.; three grandsons, Tommy, Todd and David; three great-grandsons; T.J., Jaren and Drew; seven step grandchildren, Shelby, Alyssa, Franki, Teri, Hannah, Mark and Robert; and one step great-granddaughter, Lily.
He was preceded in death his parents, Charles Stivers and Sarah Stewart Stivers.
Funeral services were held at 12:00 p.m. Thursday, April 24 at Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home. Rev. Richie Clendenen officiated.
Condolences may be sent online at www.filbeckcannking.com