Mr. Ivey was born in Union, SC, May 28, 1928, a son of the late Douglas and Dora Horne Ivey. He was retired from Daniel Construction and attended Ottaray Baptist Church. Mr. Ivey was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during World War II and the Korean Conflict.
Surviving are two daughters, Cindy Long and husband Phillip, Ginger Hughes and husband Jerry, all of Rock Hill; three sons, Tim Ivey and wife Janie of Lexington, Ronnie Ivey and wife Gwen and Donnie Ivey and wife Debbie, all of Union; three sisters, Dot Petty of Spartanburg, Nellie Steagall of Union and Evelyn Crocker of Laurens; a special nephew, Gerald Steagall; a special sister-in-law, Pearl F. Crocker, both of Union; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Mr. Ivey was predeceased by a brother, Bobby Ivey.
Graveside services with Military Honors will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at Union Memorial Gardens conducted by Rev. Jerry Lawson.
Visitation will be held at the graveside immediately following the service.
Memorials may be made to Ottaray Baptist Church, 200 Lowe St., Union, SC, 29379.
The family is at the home 104 James St., Union.
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