Thomas Jefferson Ivey, 93, of Rains County, passed away Monday, June 2, 2014, at his home. Funeral service will be held Monday, June 9, 2014, 12:00 noon with visitation one hour prior at 11:00 AM. Bro. Joe Perkins will officiate. Interment will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery in Tyler.
Jeff was born in Philadelphia, PA on September 5, 1920 to Emmett L. and Rose LaMonica Ivey. He married Ruth Marie Human on May 2, 1945 in Tyler. They were married for 69 years. She preceded him in death last week on May 22, 2014.
He proudly served his country in the United States Army in the South Pacific WWII. He retired, after 35 years, as electrical engineer from Texas Power and Light. He was a member of Emory Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers please make memorial donations to Honor Flight DFW at:
HONOR FLIGHT DFW
10455 North Central Expwy Suite 109-195
Dallas, TX 75231
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Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Son: Wayne Ivey, and wife Louise, of Rains County; and John Ivey, and wife, Kay, of Files Valley, TX
Daughters: Karen Fraser Moore, and husband, Paul, of Quincy, IL and Ruthie Wilson of Ames, IA
15 Grandchildren: Jason Bedell, Angel Vonada, Nathan Ivey, Jessica Ivey Sutton, Josiah Ivey, Solomon Ivey, Abigail Ivey, Philip Ivey, Keliann Ivey, Timothy Ivey, Sarah Ivey, Naomi Ivey, Jill Ivey Jeffers, Thomas Stephen Ivey and Dallas Morris
18 Great-grandchildren: Cassie, Ethan, Isabella, Kayla, Larissa, Thomas Cameron, Finley, Savannah, Ezekiel, Jade, Collett, Jakob, Joshua, Aaron, Serenity, Enan, Emsley, Emory and one on the way.
1 Great-great-granddaughter: Aurora
Numerous other loving family and friends.
Preceded by: parents; wife, Ruth Marie Human Ivey, on May 22, 2014; 1 granddaughter: Jennifer Bedell in 1990; 2 grandsons: Michael and John Ethan Ivey; 1 brother: Edward Ramon Ivey
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