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Forest L. "Red" Rivers

Forest L. “Red” Rivers, age 83, of West Alexandria, OH passed away Saturday, November 21, 2020 at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.  He was born on October 24, 1937 in West Alexandria to the late Arnold Preston Rivers and Mildred (Raymond) Smith Stayrook.  He was a U.S. Army Veteran who served during the Korean War; was a member of the American Legion Post #322, West Alexandria; member of the West Alexandria Lions Club for over 50 years along with various other organizations including West Alexandria Baseball Association and the Twin Valley Athletic Association. He retired after 31 years of employment at General Motors in Dayton.  He was also co-owner with his three sons of the West Alexandria Car Wash ensuring most of all the village residents had the pleasure of meeting him.  His family was first priority and he loved his friends like family.  He inspired his children and grandchildren to be the best they could be. He never missed an activity that involved his children or grandchildren and was always the smiling face in the crowd full of pride.  In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his sisters Joyce Rivers Foster, Janet Louise Rivers Donthnier and Wanda Stayrook Decarlo.   He is survived by his wife of 61 years whom he married on August 14, 1959, Sue Rivers of West Alexandria; sons: Curtis G. (Becky) Rivers of Germantown, Rick L. (Suzanne) Rivers of Eaton and Jeffrey S. (Tina) Rivers of West Alexandria; grandchildren: Tiara (Jeff) Rivers Suchland, Drew (Jessica) Rivers, Kaelee Rivers, Samantha (Jesse) Rivers Sizemore, Dylan Rivers, Jared Rivers and Jordan Rivers; seven great grandchildren; brothers: Frank Rivers of Richmond, Donald (Peggy) Stayrook of West Alexandria; and numerous nieces and nephews.  A graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at Fairview Cemetery in West Alexandria with military honors provided by the West Alexandria American Legion Post #322.  Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, West Alexandria is assisting the family with arrangements.  Memorial contributions may be sent to the West Alexandria Lions Club or Alzheimers Association of Miami Valley.  Online condolences and other remembrances may be sent by visiting Lindloff-Zimmerman.com



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Deepest sympathies for your loss- our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Gene and JoEllen Tapalman Dec 5 2020 12:00 AM

My husband John Fudge (also deceased) was one of many people who thought of Red as a best friend. We shared many stories about the good times they had. Even though I seldom saw Red I feel that I know a lot about him and the way he lived his life. I understand your sorrow. I am sending caring positive thoughts to the family hoping to help you threw this difficult time. Remember the good times. Thelma I. Fudge

John and T Nov 25 2020 12:00 AM

I am deeply sorry for your loss. My sincere sympathies to all of you.
Kim Clevenger Wells

Kim Wells Nov 24 2020 12:00 AM

Arnie, so sorry for the loss of your brother,sending prayers for family,

Pug & Dan Weadick Nov 23 2020 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family.

Michael and Judy McGinnis Nov 23 2020 12:00 AM

So very sorry for your loss, I always enjoyed seeing Sue and Red , they were always smiling and laughing. Prayers for the family.

Marlene Frantz Nov 23 2020 12:00 AM

I New forest well he took over my paper out when I gave it up went to school with him he was a great guy hadnt seen him in years so Im glad to of found out that he passed away and sorry that he passed away at the same time but it was a good man this is Bob Mefford signing off

Robert Mefford Nov 23 2020 12:00 AM

To the family I sent you my condolences

Robert Mefford Nov 23 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear this. Hugs and prayers for peace and comfort for all of you. RIP Red.

Patty Hutton Evans

Patty Hutton Evans Nov 23 2020 12:00 AM

So very sorry for your loss. Our prayers go out to Sue and family.
Phil and Claudia.

Phil and Claudia Nov 22 2020 12:00 AM

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