Funeral services for Brett James Bivens, 40, formerly of Healdton, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, at the Ash Street Church of Christ. with Larry Jackson officiating. Interment will follow at the Mount Olive Cemetery of Healdton. Services are under the direction and care of Alexander Funeral Home of Wilson.

Brett was born May 17, 1973, at Ardmore, to the late Lonnie Ray "Tinker" Bivens and Brenda Gayle (Whitsett) Bivens. He departed this life Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, at his home in Wilson.

Brett was a raised in Healdton and graduated from high school in 1991. He attended college at the University of Oklahoma, where he majored in literature. While being a resident of Norman, he was employed as a bartender and manager of Mr. Bill's. Brett returned to the Healdton area about six years ago and was last employed at the Dollar General warehouse of Ardmore. Brett was very gifted intellectually and musically. He enjoyed collecting antiques, fly fishing, reading and music. Brett also enjoyed attending church at the H2O Church of Healdton.

Preceding him in death were his father, Lonnie "Tinker" Ray Bivens in 2006, and grandparents Myrtle and Marvin Bivens and James and Georgia Whitsett.

Survivors include his daughter, Allyson Bivens, who was always the light of his life, and stepson Caleb; parents Johnny and Brenda Crabb of Wilson; brother Andy Bivens and wife Lacey of Wilson; sister Julie Baker and husband Jessie of Wilson; nephews Riley and Devon Bivens and Stephen Stillwell Jr.; nieces Rebeka Josey and Madelyn Bivens; and numerous other family and friends.

Serving as casket bearers are Andy Bivens, Jessie Baker, Stephen Hager, Scottie Morris, David Smith, Tim Hager, Ryan Jennings, Larry Covey and Wes Warrington.

Honorary bearers are Riley Bivens and Kegan Warrington.

Family visitation is scheduled 6 to 8 this evening at Alexander Funeral Home of Wilson.

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