Robert Len Bivins, 83, of Salem died Feb. 8, 2002, in Salem.
Born Feb. 8, 1919, in Marion, Ill., he was the son of Ed and Georgia Crick Bivins.
He was married to Enretta Gross Greer in April 1960 at Waycross, Ga. He spent his working years as a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and as a farmer.
Survivors include two daughters -- Vickie Alford of Hardy and Sue Greer Alexander of Hornersville, Mo.; a son; a sister, Virginia Jarvis of Illinois; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and three nieces -- Barbara Malone, Carla Chamness, and Betty Gilbert, all of Illinois.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Enretta; his parents; three sons -- Raymond Greer, Bill Greer, and Fred Greer; a sister, Mildred Bivins; and a brother, Ray Bivins.
A memorial service was Feb. 10 at Barker Funeral Home Chapel in Salem with Floyd Rikard officiating.