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David T. Bivens

August 3, 1941 — April 12, 2020

David T. Bivens

David T. Bivens, 78, of Greenfield, went to be with Jesus on Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020 from his home. He was born on Saturday, August 3, 1941 in Pickaway County, a son of the late Lee Roy and Sarah Myrtle Payne Bivens. He is survived by his wife, the former Carolyn Bowles whom he married on Saturday, December 14, 1996.  

He is also survived by one son, Andy (Tara) Bivens of Washington C.H., one daughter, Crystal Bivens (Dustin Vance) of Greenfield, one step daughter, Terri (Mark) Goolie of Columbus, one step son, Steven Knisley of Westerville, seven grandchildren, one great grandchild, four sisters, Gertrude Paul, Mae (John) Cook, Elsie Knisley and Shirley (Gary) Goddard all of Greenfield and several nieces and nephews.

David was preceded in death by his first wife, Linda Goolsby Bivens, one grandson, Caleb Helterbrand, one brother, Vernon Bivens and two sisters, Ruth Bivens and Shelvan Butcher.

David retired from Johnson Controls following thirty-eight years of service. He was a member of the Greenfield Church of Christ. David loved the time he volunteered as a shuttle driver at the Highland County Fair. He was an avid outdoorsman spending time fishing and hunting.  

In keeping with COVID-19 guidelines, a private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family in Madison Mills Cemetery in Fayette County. Danny Dodds will officiate. The ANDERSON-EBRIGHT FUNERAL HOME, Greenfield is serving the family. In lieu of flowers, the family request that a contribution be made in David’s memory to the Greenfield Church of Christ, 955 W. Jefferson Street, Greenfield, OH 45123. Family and friends are asked to leave a personal memory of David on his online register book at

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