Ronald Chivers

Ronald Chivers, 81, of Sugar Mountain, N.C., passed away Friday, July 19, 2019, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

Ronald was born December 6, 1937, in Jersey City, New Jersey, a son of the late William Robert Chivers and Margaret Reichert Chivers. He served in the Air Force for four years, after which he got a BS degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.

His passion was always music. He taught himself to play the guitar and also the piano. He loved the “old country” music and recorded many CD’s playing and singing those old songs. He shared his music with the residents at Appalachian Brian Estates and at his church.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara B. Chivers of the home; two daughters, Pamela Smith and husband, Tim, of Boone, and Kimberly Hullander and husband, Jeff, of Mount Holly, North Carolina; three granddaughters, Meredith Smith of Belmont, North Carolina, Meghan Smith of Boone and Gracen Hullander of Mount Holly, North Carolina; two grandsons, Michael Smith of Charlotte; Brent Hullander of Mount Holly, North Carolina and one sister, Dolores Ciamei and husband, Pete, of Auburndale, Florida. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, William Robert and Margaret Reichert Chivers; and one brother, Robert Chivers.

A Memorial Service for Ronald Chivers will be conducted Friday, August 2, 2019 at 2:00 p.m., at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. The Reverend George Wright will officiate.

The family will receive friends following the service.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to, Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 1161 Balm Highway, Banner Elk, North Carolina 28604 or to the donor’s choice.

Online condolences may be sent to the Chivers family at

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.

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