John Herbert Rives Jr.

Born in Nashville, Tennessee on August 27, 1947

Departed on June 10, 2020 and resided in Hendersonville, Tennessee

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Col. (Ret.) John Herbert Rives, Jr. — Passed away on June 10, 2020 at the age of 72.

“Jack” to all who knew him, was a loving and devoted son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, and brother-in-law. He proudly served his country in the United States Army for 32 years and retired in 2001. He spent four years following his retirement serving soldiers and their families with his wife, Jan, at the USO in Kaiserslautern, Germany.

Jack loved reading, traveling, enjoying good food, and the fellowship of his family. His devotion to God, country, and family were evident to all who knew him.

Jack is preceded in death by his father, John Herbert Rives, Sr. and his mother, Evelyn Perry Rives as well as his grandparents, many aunts and uncles, and his mother-in-law, Eleonore Tingley.

He is survived by his wife Janette C. Rives, daughter Lynn-nore Rives Chittom (Thom), son John Lewis Rives (Sara), his sister Deanne Groves (James “Bud”), his brother Joe Rives (Judy), his sister-in-law Theresa Tingley, his grandchildren Kara Chittom, Caleb Chittom, and William Rives and many members of his extended family.

A service for family will take place at a safe and appropriate time and Jack will ultimately be inurned at Arlington National Cemetery in recognition of his service during Vietnam, Desert Storm, and as an active duty Army Reservist.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the USO to bring joy to soldiers serving their country wherever duty calls.

4 Comments to John Herbert Rives Jr.

  1. Michael Goldstein
    July 23, 2020 8:25 pm

    Jack was a great man that will be dearly missed. I have no doubt he and my Dad are enjoying getting reaquainted and catching up with each other. Mom and I continue to send you all our Love and Prayers.

  2. Elaine (Butts) Fox
    July 24, 2020 9:00 am

    Deanne and Jack’s family,

    I am sorry to read about Jack’s passing! My condolences to all of you !

    With Sympathy and blessings,

    Elaine (Butts) Fox

  3. Dana Goldstein
    July 24, 2020 11:12 am

    Jack’s deep and unwavering love and devotion for his family and country was an example to all of us how to live a blessed and meaningful life. May he Rest In Peace. I send my love to all the family.

  4. Edward and Jan Mottern
    August 6, 2020 2:18 pm

    Sure did enjoy trading war stories with Jack. He was a devoted husband and father. He will be missed in Stonebrook!

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