Born Sept. 15, 1936 in New Madrid, Mo., son of the late Jewell Roy Vandiver, Sr., and Ida Crews Vandiver, he was a member of the Church of God in Kennett and Pemiscot County Rescue Squad, worked for W.M. Chrysler Company and the Hayti Methodist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran.
On July 24, 1981, in Kennett, he married Barbara Hina who survives.
Survivors also include one brother, Jewell R. Vandiver Jr., of Kennett, and one sister-in-law, Dorothy LaVancha, of New York.
He was preceded in death by one brother, James Ray Vandiver and one sister-in-law, Ruth Ann Vandiver.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 6, at the John W. German Funeral Chapel in Hayti, with Brother Stuart P. Squires officiating.
Burial with military honors was in the Stanfield Cemetery at Clarkton, Mo.
Pallbearers were Adam and James Squires, Kenny Foster, Terry Davis, Ray Cook, and Greg Williams.
Honorary pallbearer was Jerry Davis.