James Socorro Rivera, 24, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 at his home in Dodge City. He was born Sept. 10, 1988 at Liberal the son of Hector and Jody (Bell) Rivera.
Rivera grew up in Dodge City and was a 2007 graduate of Dodge City High School. He completed his cosmetology degree at Dodge City Community College. After graduating, Rivera worked at Hair Design's and also JC Penny's. He was currently attending Dodge City Community College working on completing his CMA & CNA degrees. Rivera was a case worker at Dodge City Area Mental Health.
He was a member of HD's Thursday Night Dart League in Dodge City.
Rivera is survived by his parents, Hector and Jody Rivera of Dodge City; a daughter, Emily Anahi Rivera of Dodge City; two brothers, Hector Segundo Rivera of Dodge City and Hector Javier Rivera of Liberal.