Robert Fulton Bivens, Sr.
Chance—Robert Fulton Bivens, Sr, 74 son of the late Carter and Grace Bivens was born December 4, 1938 and departed this life, Sunday, February 3, 2013 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center. He was educated in the Somerset County School System and was a member of St. Charles United Methodist Church in Chance MD. Robert was employed as a Waterman and in Department of Facility Services At Salisbury University.
He is survived by his wife Phyllis Nichols Bivens of Chance MD; one daughter Melanie Bivens Purnell (Rev. William) of Salisbury, MD; one adopted daughter Rev. Pamela A. Polk-Ward (Warren) of Princess Anne, MD; five grandchildren, Bobbi Purnell of Towson MD, Alicia, William Jr., and Consuela Purnell all of Salisbury, MD and Maddyson Ward of Princess Anne, MD; two great grandchildren; one brother Carter Adolph Bivens (Viola), Princess Anne, MD; three sisters, Joanne (George) Burnett, Yvonne (Irvin) Brown all of Princess Anne, MD and Gloria (Richard) Jones of Avenel, NJ; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held 12 noon Saturday at St. Charles United Methodist Church in Chance, Maryland, where friends may call two hours prior. The Rev. Deangelo Johnson will be the Eulogist. Friends may also call Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Anthony E. Ward, Jr. Funeral Home in Princess Anne. Interment will be in the church cemetery. To send condolences, please visit http://athonyeward.com