Robert Jerome Rivenbark
November 11, 1960 - April 14, 2020

Robert Jerome Rivenbark, age 53, of Wilmington North Carolina, passed away at New Hanover Regional Medical Center on April 14 th 2020. He was born on November 11, 1966 in Pender County, and the son of late Robert Henry Rivenbark and Ruby Cathern Lunsford. “Robbie” as most would know him, loved spending his time with a fishing pole in his hand and wanting to be on a boat out in the middle of a lake somewhere. He was proud to say he was a “Good ‘ole
Country Boy”. Robert is preceded in death by his father, Robert Henry Rivenbark, and mother, Ruby Cathern Lunsford and survived by his two daughters Hannah Estelle Elmore of Jacksonville NC, and Carrie Jane York of Wilmington NC. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Please share memories and condolences with the family by clicking “ Post Condolence”. Arrangements are in the care of Coastal Cremations in Wilmington NC.


  • MaryAnne Attanasio Posted April 17, 2020 6:43 pm

    He was a quiet, but fun guy. He used to talk to me and laugh and laugh cause He thought I was crazy.. Fly high, RIP friend…

  • Harriet Schuler Posted April 17, 2020 6:51 pm

    Robbie as I called him sometimes cupcake , was a good friend . He was a good soul and check on me as I did him . I will miss him . He was looking forward to get a newer place to live . He really struggled the last year . I was happy this was going to be a better time for him. He has gone to a better place now . God bless him and the family !

  • Kristina York Posted April 18, 2020 12:29 am

    Robert “real” was one of the sweetest guys I know. Always treated me like family I still can’t believe he is gone. He will forever be in my heart. Already miss you and love you

  • Rebecca Tyree – Becca Posted April 18, 2020 11:09 am

    Robbie was a very dear friend to me.”Peas and carrots Robbie!” Robbie was such a kind soul and the best friend a person could ever hope to find in their life. I love and will miss you my dear friend. Condolences to the family.

  • Audra Karp Posted April 18, 2020 12:03 pm

    I’m so very sorry for your loss Carrie, Hannah & the rest of the family!

  • Myra Jacobson Posted April 18, 2020 7:44 pm

    I was so very sorry to hear of Robbie’s passing. I first called him “cupcake ” because he baked some yummy red velvet cupcakes for a social meet and great. They were sooo good. He was a quiet and good man. RIP!

  • Angel Gabriel Posted April 19, 2020 8:40 am

    The first time I met Rob he knocked on my door with a truck full of groceries…I was pregnant, broke and Alone him and another beautiful friend got together to buy me groceries. I knew that day I had a True friend for life ..Gonna Miss you my friend ?❤️

  • Artie Odom Posted April 20, 2020 2:34 pm

    Rest In Peace my friend. You are in God’s care now. We will meet again.

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