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Elder William Otto Rivers was born on September 10, 1948 in Indianapolis, IN at the home of his parents Burl T. and Sarah J. Cheatham-Rivers. He was the second son of 12 children. He attended Paterson Elementary school #26, and obtained in GED from Thomas Carr Howe High School.

He was preceded in death by his father, Burl T. Rivers, and one brother, Stanley D. Rivers. Elder William Rivers departed this earthly life on January 30, 2017

Those left to cherish his memories are his mother, Sarah J. Rivers. wife, Kim Graves-Rivers. six children; William O. Rivers Jr., Brian M. Rivers, Alisha D. Garrett (David), Courtney S. Rivers, Candace C. Rivers and Austin G. Rivers. ten siblings, Daniel A Rivers, Rhonda B. Rivers, Cathy E. Porter, Gregory B. Rivers, Lois E. Whitthorne (Terry),  Johnathon S. Rivers (Pamela)  Penelope S. Rivers-Gaines (Joseph), Rachael A. Rivers, Rebecca J, Rivers and Timothy R. Rivers. 24 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, family and tons of friends.  

Homegoing Celebration will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 12:00p.m. in Christ Church Apostolic, 6601 N. Grandview Drive, with visitation there from 11:00a.m. until time of service. Burial will be in Sutherland Park Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Ellis Mortuary.

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