Coleman L. Bivens, 77 of Shelbyville

Coleman L. Bivens, 77, of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2018, in Shelbyville.


Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 3, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Chris Collins officiating.  Interment will follow at Carroll Cemetery in Shelby County.


Mr. Bivens was born May 29, 1940, in Shelbyville, to Oscar Norman Bivens and Maggie Pearl Byrd Bivens.  He graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1958. On August 1, 1962, in Gary, Texas, he married the love of his life Dalene Hennigan.  He worked for Farmer’s Gas Company and was also a welder, iron worker, cattle rancher and poultry farmer for 56 years.  Mr. Bivens was a member of Union of Iron Workers #591, Shelbyville School Board from 1971-1989, Shelbyville Water Board, Cattleman’s Association, South West Texas Cattlemen’s Association, Sharon Temple Shriners from 1974 to present, Sam Houston Masonic Lodge #32 from 1962 to present and also Scottish Rite.  He was also a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Shelbyville.


He is survived by

Wife: Dalene Hennigan of Shelbyville, Texas



Stacy Bivens Lombardino and husband, Rusty, of Bossier City, Louisiana

Jimmy Earl Bivens of Shelbyville, Texas

Kelly Bivens McDaniel and husband, Darrell of Shelbyville, Texas



Sergeant First Class Justin Coleman Lombardino of Fort Hood, Texas

Frank Chase Lombardino of Bossier City, Louisiana

Sterling Mason and husband, Adam, of Dickinson, Texas

Cole McDaniel of Shelbyville, Texas

Katy Gray and husband, Chadd, of Gary, Texas


Great Grandchild: Lyla Nicole Lombardino of Bossier City, Louisiana


Brother: Jerry Lee Bivens of Marshall, Texas



Glenda Parker and husband, Johnny, of Woden, Texas

Debbie Askew of Center, Texas

Teresa Johnson and husband, Glenn, of Shelbyville, Texas


Special Friends:

Roe Belrose

Ken Lampkin


Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends


Preceded in death by

Parents: Oscar Norman Bivens and Maggie Pearl Byrd Bivens


Pallbearers will be Jack Lout, Ken Lampkin, Jerry Bivens, Adam Mason, Chase Lombardino and Cole Lombardino.  Honorary pallbearers will be Roe Belrose, Doyle Carter, Larry Hennigan, Rusty Lombardino, Darrell McDaniel, Cole McDaniel, Paul Smith, Alan Ray and Vernon Smith. 


A special thanks to Affinity Hospice for their compassionate care.


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