Forest Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens

1150 South Dickerson Road, Goodlettsville, TN


John Judson Ivanits

April 24, 1974August 28, 2020

John Judson Ivanits, age 46, passed at 4:02 p.m. Friday, August 28, 2020 from a vehicle accident in Goodlettsville, TN.

John was born Wednesday, April 24, 1974, in Nashville, TN and resided in Hendersonville, TN. He enjoyed spending his work life completing custom tile creations. He is survived by his wife, Stephanie Brooke Ivanits. His children Jonathan, Kayla, and Trevor Ivanits and 7 grandchildren. His siblings Thomas Judson Morel, Steven Able Morel, Allen Joseph Morel, Monty Jay Morel, and Becky Morel-Moore. He is preceded in death by his parents, John Steven Ivanits III and Martha Eldred Ivanits. Siblings Amy Morel-Lakins, and Elizabeth Marie Mogg.

John will be remembered as a positive and uplifting father, loving husband, and a wonderful “Paw-Paw”. He will always be remembered for his love of Steelers football, his funny jokes, and his ability to make something out of nothing. He always brought smiles with his impersonations and his go-to sayings. He will be greatly missed by many friends and loving family.

In lieu of flowers, a Memorial Fund will be set up through Becky Cassanova for Venmo payments or a deposit may be made at any First Horizon Bank location under Jonathan Ivanits.

Service Arrangements: Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, September 2nd, at The Forest Lawn Funeral Home in Goodlettsville, TN. Service will begin at 2:00 p.m. with procession to burial to in Hillcrest Memorial Cemetery, White House, TN. A celebration of life cookout will be held at the home of Jonathan and Rachel Ivanits in Cottontown, TN following the burial service.

“Here we go Steelers!”


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 2, 2020

  • A Celebration of Life

    Wednesday, September 2, 2020


John Judson Ivanits

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Karen Velpel

September 2, 2020

Brooke and family, I just found out about John’s passing. I am so sorry, he was such a good person. He always made my day when he came into Community Drug and Roman’s. Y’all will be in my prayers. Luv and prayers, Karen🙏🙏🙏🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗

Lisa Brocco

September 1, 2020

To: the children of Johns
From: my children

We understand how sad this is.
We understand your hearts are broken.
We feel like crying with you.

We also know, you will survive & piece together your lives, one day at a time.
We also know it has been 18 months since our dad died. Stay Surrounded by love& love each other & pray when you feel like the pain will not STOP, it will, slowly.
We promise you these few pieces of what it feels like, will i be ok, are true.
Time helps.
Cry and scream if you have to.
Grief takes awhile & it is different for each person.
Be well,

Cameron Brocco
Jonathan Brocco

From me, lisa, their mom, i want you to know your dad is a superhero!
Love him hard, talk to him, pray, pray, pray, if you have a community to look after you take all the love & help, offered.
My Cell is: 615-714-2417
Call me, if you need to talk, cry, yell & ask questions.♥️

Keith Akins

August 31, 2020

I have so many memories with you brother of the fun we had together. You taught me so much like how to tile a floor or play darts at a high level and of course how to hustle your we're my right hand man for yrs I will miss you dearly my brother and will always remember the great times we had together I love you brother R.I.P John Ivanits

Bobbi Mathis Strong

August 30, 2020

Uncle JJ & I at age 15

Rachel Ivanits

August 30, 2020


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