Teacher at Freed-Hardeman College J. T. Rivenbark, teacher of education, Spanish, and Greek at Freed-Hardeman College for 27 years died at the home of his sister, Mrs. L. S. Smith, in Bushnell, Florida, January 11. Bro. Rivenbark came to Freed-Hardeman College in 1923 after teaching Greek for 10 years in David Lipscomb College at Nashville. He was a graduate of David Lipscomb College and received his master's, degree from Peabody College in 1928. He served as Dean of men at Freed-Hardeman for many years. His kindness, friendliness, devotion to duty and his great knowledge of the old languages have impressed thousands of students through the years. Brethren C. P. Roland and W. C. Hall paid tribute to the life of Brother Rivenbark in the chapel program, January 12. --1952 FHC Alumnogram, 5-6.
Similar obituary in Feb. 14, 1952 Gospel Advocate, 109.