Dewey “Guy” Bivens, 67, died unexpectedly of a massive coronary on Sunday, March 8, 2015 in Dayton.
He was preceded in death by: loving daughter, Harley (2005), stepdaughter, Monica (2012); and brother, Brent Bivens (2012).
He is survived by his wife, Lynette; children/stepchildren: Mary and Tammy Bivens, Jami (Jason) Bennett of Cleveland, Johnny Bivens of Knoxville, Dulcie Jones of Savannah and Sierra Bivens of Langford, S.D.; brother, Joe Bivens, Big Bear, Calif.; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Guy was born and grew up in Cleveland, graduated from Bradley Central High School, married Amy Campbell, and moved to Los Angeles, where he worked testing scuba gear, as a ferrier at a shipyard and boxed Golden Glove.
They returned to Cleveland with three adopted children: Mary, Johnny and Tammy.
He remarried, was blessed with daughter, Harley (Selena Elliott); twin girls: Savannah and Sierra; and step-daughters: Dulcie Jones and Jami Bennett (Lynette Jones).
He worked at M&M Mars 26 years, retiring in 2005.
He enjoyed working/helping at the Heritage Senior Living Home in Dayton, enriching seniors’ lives with his care and “slightly-embellished” story-telling. He remained in Cleveland until his passing.
He was a member of Westwood Baptist Church, Sons of God Motorcycle Club (24 years), and loved serving his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He loved his family and Sons of God MC brothers/sisters.
An avid motorcyclist riding 50+ years, Guy most often used motorcycled to minister to others. Closest to his heart were riding and sharing the love of Christ at the Sturgis Rally and others, fundraising/MC runs for those in need, and attending Bill Glass Prison Ministries.
He especially enjoyed and shared sketching, knife and gun-collecting with his children, and friend, Bryce Martin.
A Celebration of Life is to be announced.
Cards, memorials and/or sentiments may be sent to: Bivens Family, P.O Box 87, Langford, S.D. 57454. Detailed obituary: Guy Bivens FaceBook page.
You are encouraged to share a memory of Guy and/or your personal condolences with his family by visiting his memorial web page and guestbook at www.companionfunerals.com.
Companion Funeral Home and the Cody family are honored to assist the Bivens family with his arrangements.
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