Coleman L. Bivens


















Coleman L. Bivens, 77, of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2018, in Shelbyville.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 3, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Chris Collins officiating.  Interment will follow at Carroll Cemetery in Shelby County.
Mr. Bivens was born May 29, 1940, in Shelbyville, to Oscar Norman Bivens and Maggie Pearl Byrd Bivens.  He graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1958. On August 1, 1962, in Gary, Texas, he married the love of his life Dalene Hennigan.  He worked for Farmer’s Gas Company and was also a welder, iron worker, cattle rancher and poultry farmer for 56 years.  Mr. Bivens was a member of Union of Iron Workers #591, Shelbyville School Board from 1971-1989, Shelbyville Water Board, Cattleman’s Association, South West Texas Cattlemen’s Association, Sharon Temple Shriners from 1974 to present, Sam Houston Masonic Lodge #32 from 1962 to present and also Scottish Rite.  He was also a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Shelbyville.
He is survived by
Wife: Dalene Hennigan of Shelbyville, Texas
Stacy Bivens Lombardino and husband, Rusty, of Bossier City, Louisiana
Jimmy Earl Bivens of Shelbyville, Texas
Kelly Bivens McDaniel and husband, Darrell of Shelbyville, Texas
Sergeant First Class Justin Coleman Lombardino of Fort Hood, Texas
Frank Chase Lombardino of Bossier City, Louisiana
Sterling Mason and husband, Adam, of Dickinson, Texas
Cole McDaniel of Shelbyville, Texas
Katy Gray and husband, Chadd, of Gary, Texas
Great Grandchild: Lyla Nicole Lombardino of Bossier City, Louisiana
Brother: Jerry Lee Bivens of Marshall, Texas
Glenda Parker and husband, Johnny, of Woden, Texas
Debbie Askew of Center, Texas
Teresa Johnson and husband, Glenn, of Shelbyville, Texas
Special Friends: 
Roe Belrose
Ken Lampkin
Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
Preceded in death by
Parents: Oscar Norman Bivens and Maggie Pearl Byrd Bivens
Pallbearers will be Jack Lout, Ken Lampkin, Jerry Bivens, Adam Mason, Chase Lombardino and Cole Lombardino.  Honorary pallbearers will be Roe Belrose, Doyle Carter, Larry Hennigan, Rusty Lombardino, Darrell McDaniel, Cole McDaniel, Paul Smith, Alan Ray and Vernon Smith.  
A special thanks to Affinity Hospice for their compassionate care.
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