Funeral service was at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at Unity Baptist Church in Pineville, La. Burial was in Forest Memorial Park under the direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home.
He was born on March 31, 1929, in Sunflower County. He attended Linn School. He retired from the U.S. Air Force.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Columbus and Mamie Shivers; four brothers, John, Edmond, Kenneth and Edward Shivers.
He is survived by his wife, Martha Medley Shivers of Pineville, La.; four daughters, Pamela Shivers Palmer, Carol Beth Campbell, Charlotte Shivers Bonner and Wendy Shivers Gintz; stepchildren, Martha Cain, Carol Berry and Michael Mattox; three brothers, Quentin Shivers of Augusta, Ga., Lawrence Shivers of Pinrose, Colo., and Rodney Shivers of Merigold; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.